January 30, 2010
Filed Under South Tahoe Events
Expert local skier and native of Norway, Nina MacLeod will be the featured speaker at the South Lake Tahoe Historical Society meeting on Tuesday, February 9, at 7pm in the Lodge of Camp Richardson.
Nina will talk about the legendary Sierra mailman, Snowshoe Thompson, who weathered 50 foot snowdrifts and blizzards on 10 ft longboards and a mail bag weighing 50 to 100 pounds strapped to his back.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Nina is an expert skier and ski instructor who teaches at Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Center.
She also sits on the board of the Friends of Snowshoe Thompson organization as its liaison between Genoa and Norway, and organizes the 11th Annual Snowshoe Thompson Cross Country Ski Snowshoe Tour on Saturday March 6, 2010 at the Yurt at the Hope Valley Outdoor Center.