Nevada County lost a popular local personality when a tragic fall ended Noel Carter’s life in December 2009. On Saturday morning, Nevada City Rotarians, Carter’s family and invited guests celebrated the completion and dedication of the Noel Carter Loop Trail.
Carter, a longtime member and treasurer of the Nevada City Rotary Club, retired as senior vice president of Bank of America, after a 37-year career noted for its honor and integrity. The Bank of America Corporation donated $10,000 to the Nevada City Rotary Foundation to create a memorial in Carter’s honor.
Always active in retirement, Noel regularly mountain biked near the NID ditches in the county, along with ocean fishing, motorcycle riding, sailing and camping.
Built by Nevada City Rotary, in conjunction with the Bear Yuba Land Trust, the Noel Carter Loop Trail is a fitting memorial to the life of a well-known and loved businessman who lived life to the fullest and celebrated the outdoors, Rotarians said in a statement.
In attendance at Saturday’s dedication, along with Rotarians and invited guests, were Carter’s widow, Joanne Carter; his daughter, Tiffni Carter Hald, and family; his son, Tony Carter, and family; his sister from Oregon; and other family members.
Following the dedication ceremony, several Rotarians and friends hiked the newly dedicated trail. The beautifully wooded trail is an extension of the Orene Wetherall Trail in the Woodpecker Preserve on Banner Mountain and completes the loop section. The trail will be managed by BYLT.