The Decorah Rotary Club (DRC) hosted its Trout Run Trail (TRT) Tour Day this year on Tuesday, August 30th. This is an annual event allowing an opportunity for the elderly and those with physical limitations preventing routine 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 scheduled trail loop. The weather was absolutely glorious making for comfortable touring and great scenery for the participants. All enjoyed the 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: Dacia Monson (breakfast and lunch coordination); Alan Lerstrom (appointments and reservations coordination); Mike Huinker (machine and driver coordinator, TRT 28-E Committee liaison); Kelly Reagan (outreach coordination); and Shannon Duncan (volunteer coordination).
Our club thanks all of our member volunteers who supported this event: Cal Anderson, John Anderson, Don Arendt, Kim Bonnet, Maureen Duncklee, Ivan Hackman, Don Holmertz, Amy Loera, Gary Mineart, John Moeller, Jim Morrow, Uwe Rudolf, Ron Snell, and J.T. Vogel. A special thanks to the following individuals and organizations who donated the use of their off-road vehicles and the time to drive: Tom Kuennen, John Kerndt, Paul Nichols, Tade Kerndt, Matt Johnson, Northeast Iowa Community College, Greg Rude, Kari Rude, Jeff Ode, Dave Sollien, Les Askelson, Darrell Branhagen, and Chris Redenius.
Thanks also to the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery, the City of Decorah, the TRT 28-E Committee, U-2 BBQ & Catering, and Decorah Rental for working with our club to facilitate this event. We thank all of the participants for their generous free-will donations. Finally, as always we recognize and thank the local land owners who help make the TRT such a special addition to Decorah and our community.
For photos of this event please visit the gallery at DRC Trout Run Trail Tour Day 2022.
Photo credits: Dacia Monson, Paul Scott, Gary Mineart