Tahoe Donner Hiking Club

Description and Mission

The Tahoe Donner Hiking Club is a chartered club of Tahoe Donner.

The mission of the Tahoe Donner Hiking Club is to:

Encourage fitness and friendship while hiking
Foster appreciation for hiking, backpacking and “leave no trace” principles

More information is provided on the Hiking Info page.  And don’t forget to check out our FAQ’s – lots of great hiking tips.

Lead a hikeit is easy!  Just choose a hike and fill out our form below and we will take care of the rest:
      1. LEAD an existing hike     – CLICK HERE
      2. LEAD a NEW hike      – CLICK HERE
      3. Hike Leader’s Role 



The Tahoe Donner Hiking Club has six board members, each of whom is the coordinator for a club functional area:

        • Communications, Membership and Financial Coordinator,
          • Robin Reese
            • communications @ tdhikers . com
            • Bio: Robin created the Tahoe Donner Hiking Club and had the by-laws approved by the Board in 2010. She retired in 2006 from 33 years of university teaching, the last 25 at California State University, Sacramento. She and her husband live full-time in Tahoe Donner where she spends the majority of her time skiing, jogging, golfing, hiking, backpacking, dancing, snowshoeing and playing tennis, bridge, MahJong and other games. She currently teaches line dance in Tahoe Donner and in Glenshire and attends several line dance workshops each year.

              Robin is a fast hiker who enjoys hikes greater than 8 miles. She is also an avid backpacker. Her goal is to complete the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon and Washington before she dies!

          • Black  Hike Coordinator
            • George “Butch” Rohrback
              • blackhikes @ tdhikers . com
              • Bio: Former Boy Scout, veteran of the Himalayas, Dolomites and Alps. Hiker, backpacker, skier and grandfather.
          • Blue  Hike Coordinator
            • Katie Neubauer Veni
              • bluehikes @ tdhikers . com
              • Bio: My husband Joe and I moved to Tahoe Donner in 2015.  I retired from getting paid as a fundraiser in the arts and conservation and prior in concert and recording production for jazz and blues music. But I still work for no money for local nonprofits, including my favorite, the Truckee Roundhouse Community Makerspace, where I am active and serve as a Board Member. An Ohioan by birth, a New Yorker for many years, I have lived in California since 2001. I am drawn to mountains all over the world, and I am trying to make up for lost time with as many hiking experiences as possible. I love nothing more than the view from the top!  I appreciate the Hiking Club and its knowledgeable and friendly members who have taught me so much about our precious High Sierras.
          • Green Hike Coordinator
            • Carol Ozimek
              • greenhikes @ tdhikers . com
              • Bio: My husband and I have been spending time at Tahoe Donner and the Tahoe area since 1997 and have loved every minute of it. Three years ago he retired and we now live here full time – yay!! We enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities: golfing, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing and, of course, hiking.  The locations for our hikes are always great and you can’t beat hiking out west for our awesome scenery and wildflowers; I always stop to take photos along the way. We took part in the club’s trip to the Ruby Mountains in Nevada and the wildflowers were spectacular!
          • Backpacking Trip Coordinator
            • Nan Carnal
              • backpacking @ tdhikers . com
              • Bio: Nan has served as backpacking coordinator for the hiking club  since 2010.  She is an avid hiker in the summer and skier in the winter. The backpacking group has done trips through Yosemite, on the PCT and Tahoe-Yosemite trail, and in 2018 will complete the John Muir Trail (211 miles + all the on/off trails to do this in sections). Nan participated in the Hiking Club’s treks in the Dolomites, the Julian Alps, and Patagonia.  She has also trekked in Nepal and the Canadian Rockies.  Please see our schedule and join us for an adventure!
          • Away Trip Coordinator
            • Sue Kelso
              • awaytrips @ tdhikers . com
              • Bio: Sue joined the Tahoe Donner Hiking Club in 2010. A part-time Tahoe Donner resident, she hikes frequently in the Lake Tahoe area.  She has hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail – and the Bay Area Ridge Trail, in the Bay Area where she spends more time – as solo out-and-back day hikes.

                Sue enjoys combining hiking with travel.  She participated in the Hiking Club’s trips to the Dolomites, the Julian Alps, and Patagonia.  She has also hiked in Southern California, Ontario (Canada), Northern Ireland, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and other locations.  A long-time ice skater and more recent wildflower enthusiast, she has been known to combine those activities with travel.  Her long bucket list includes the MacLehose Trail in Hong Kong, which she began hiking in 2018.  Sue’s current/ongoing hiking project is the Pacific Crest Trail.  She has hiked over 500 miles, some solo and some with the Club, mostly as day hikes.

          • Website Coordinator
            • Open Position
              • Contact Lynette Powell lynette.powell@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in this position.