Truckee River walk
Registration for the Truckee River Legacy walk was at the Truckee Regional Park. After registration, walkers
joined the Truckee Legacy Walk and followed along the Truckee River. Unlike most rivers in the area, the Truckee flows East and empties into the Pyramid Lake in Nevada. The first checkpoint was at a footbridge which gave gorgeous views upstream and downstream of the river. Continuing on, the Legacy Trail passes under the Truckee River bridge, on past the "Witch Tree" and over a wooden bridge. The walk then follows a narrow path along the river and comes to a meadow where the river was diverted to form ice ponds in the 1880's. You can still see the ice carrier (hanging on a wire above the river) that transported the cut blocks of ice across the river to the railroads. Soon, the rock walls that formed the boundaries of the ice ponds come into view and the walk goes along the top of the rock walls. After contnuing to the end of the rock walls, the walk goes back along the river, swings up past the frisbe course, a plaque commemorating Chief Truckee leader of the Piutes, ball parks, and back to the finish, where there was delicious BBQ awaiting the walkers.
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