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Celebrating the West Side Trail

The West Side Trail, located outside of Tuolumne, is beloved by many community members. Which is why last October when road work threatened to impact land that would be eligible for National Historical Preservation, they banded together for the 20th Annual National Public Lands Day.

WEST SIDE TRAIL

Various local, state and federal agencies came together and teamed up with
Three-Forests Interpretive Association to lead as project managers. Three-Forests then enlisted the help of Pam Conners and Kath Christensen, who is a graphic artist and instructor of Computer Science at Columbia College. With the management's blessing Kath also brought some student interns to work
on the project.

This effort helped create the “Working on the Railroad” signs that brought the trails historical value to life by educating and informing walkers. The signs main highlights were the fact that it showcased the natural beauty that can be found on the trail, and the initial sign has a theme of fire due to the effects of the Rim Fire. The finished signs were installed on National Public Lands Day by the same community members who get so much enjoyment from the trail.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EFFORT GO TO PROJECT WEBSITE

OR READ THIS ARTICLE FROM THE SIERRA LODESTAR