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Research Paper

Title: Response of visitors to the Rainbow Trail: an evaluation of an interpretive area in the Lake Tahoe Basin, California

Author: Kuehner, Richard A.; Elsner, Gary H.

Date: 1978

Source: Res. Paper PSW-RP-131. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station.17 p

Station ID: RP-PSW-131

Description: Behavior of visitors on the Rainbow Trail, a Forest Service Interpretive Area in the Lake Tahoe Basin, California, was surveyed by observation and by interview. Some significant differences between trail visitors and other kinds of outdoor recreation enthusiasts were discovered. Enjoyment was high, and learning, while moderate, exceeded expectations. The Stream Profile Chamber proved to be more significant as an attraction than as an educational tool.

Key Words: outdoor recreation, interpretive trails, visitor behavior, interview surveys, Rainbow Trail, Lake Tahoe Basin, systematic observation surveys

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Kuehner, Richard A.; Elsner, Gary H.  1978.  Response of visitors to the Rainbow Trail: an evaluation of an interpretive area in the Lake Tahoe Basin, California  Res. Paper PSW-RP-131. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 17 p.

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