Volunteer driver Paul Nichols prepares for a circuit of the Trout Run Trail with happy passengers (L-R) Shirley Johnson, Walt Langland, and Betty Schuman during the 2023 Trout Run Trail Tour Day
The Decorah Rotary Club hosted its Trout Run Trail (TRT) Tour Day this year on Tuesday, August 15th. This is an annual event allowing an opportunity for local senior citizens, those with physical limitations, and anyone with limited access to the TRT to experience the beauty of the entire 12-mile circuit. Nearly one hundred local community members came out and filled the available seats for each of multiple scheduled trail loops. The weather was absolutely glorious making for comfortable touring and great scenery for the participants. Participants enjoyed the continental breakfast and tasty barbecue luncheon hosted at the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery pavilion.
Our club extends its sincere thanks for the leadership provided by these members: Mike Huinker (overall coordination, machine and driver coordinator, and TRT 28-E Committee liaison); Dacia Monson (breakfast and lunch coordination); Bill Courtney (appointments and reservations coordination); and Shannon Duncan (volunteer coordination).
Our club also thanks all of our member volunteers who supported this event: Cal Anderson, John Anderson, Don Arendt, Lorraine Borowski, Ward Budweg, Darrel Branhagen, Chad Evans, Joe Grimstad, Don Holmertz, Cindy Hoyme, Alan Lerstrom, Gary Mineart, John Moeller, Uwe Rudolf, Ron Snell, Samantha Spilde, Michael Wilker, and Liang Chee Wee.
A special thanks to the following individuals who donated the use of their off-road vehicles and the time to drive: Tom Kuennen, John Kerndt, Paul Nichols, Tade Kerndt, Greg Rude, Randy Imoehl, Les Askelson, Dave Meyer, and Chris Redenius.
A photo album of this year's event is available and may be viewed using this link: 2023 Trout Run Trail Tour Day
Photo credit: Gary Mineart