Access to ride Squaw Valley is limited each week to Friday through Sunday due to heavy equipment movement during construction. Riders should call the Tevis office 24 hours before riding at Squaw Valley so that we can alert the dispatchers at Squaw Valley that horses will be traversing up the mountain. Do NOT pre-ride at Squaw Valley Monday through Thursday.
The Forest Service has opened the Western States Trail which was damaged in the American Fire. The order terminating the closure of the WS trail between Last Chance and Swinging Bridge has been signed. The WS trail is open with the exception of the Swinging Bridge which is still closed. Trail goers should use discretion in choosing whether or not to cross the NFMF American River. If you do, you are doing so at your own risk. Thanks to all who helped get this trail open.
It is with a great sense of loss that we announce that Bill Pieper has passed away.
No one, except for Wendell Robie, has had a greater influence on the WSTF than Bill. He served as president for 10 years. He has been a tireless advocate of the Western States Trail and acted as our liaison with governmental agencies. He has mentored every WSTF president since his terms. He will be greatly missed.
Photo credit: Bill Gore
Bill Pieper with his Rotec Radial R3600 powered Star Duster Too.
More on his project here.
Susan Smyth from the Ride and Tie Association stopped by the office and made a $1,000 donation to our trails funds. The money was raised in the Ride and Tie event held in Cool May 24th. The Ride and Tie association is working to bring riders and runners together on behalf of our trails.
There are only 5 more free entries for junior riders remaining. Thank you EasyCare!
There are no more availabilities for reservation to camp in the North Lot during the weekend of the ride.