Work day at the Spring Hill trailhead

by John Harch on June 26, 2016

2016Jun26SpringHillscoutsworking 2016Jun26SpringHilltrafficcirclework 2016Jun26SpringHillgroupstonemarker 2016Jun26SpringHillfinalThe Mt. Shasta Trail Association believes in developing partnerships in our community.

After noticing that the trailhead at Spring Hill was overgrown, Jill Harris of Crystal Geyser contacted Dave Affleck, who organizes the Boy Scouts.  MSTA was called for reinforcements.

This morning, about 14 boy scouts and adults gathered at the trailhead at 8 a.m. to clear four-foot tall weeds, brush, trees, logs, and slash.  The traffic circle was also addressed.  It was a vortex of activity, and we were done by 12:30.  Thanks to all who participated.  See the attached photos, and drop by the trailhead to check it out in person.


New signs installed on Gateway Trail

June 24, 2016

Thanks to Mark Telegin and Neil Jacobs for help installing nine new directional signs on the Gateway Trail system today.  One at the trailhead directs people to the trail and away from the gravel road.  One at the north Gateway crossing directs people up the road to the next sign.  Two signs were placed on Tunnel […]

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Mount Shasta Summer Concert Series — Supporting 100 Miles of Trail

June 24, 2016

Our partners at BikeShasta are again hosting a summer concert series at Shastice Park.  Here’s a link to the concert website:  click. The music performances are at 6:30 PM on Sundays beginning July 10th.  The admission is free!  Generous sponsors from our local business community are helping make this happen.  Bring a picnic dinner, all […]

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Hike to Ney Springs and Faery Falls — Saturday June 18, 2016

June 12, 2016

The Mt. Shasta Trail Association invites its members and the public to join in a 2-mile round-trip gentle hike scheduled for Saturday June 18th to the historic Ney Springs resort site and Faery Falls. Ney Spring was discovered by John Ney in 1887. It became a destination health resort based on the mineral waters there. […]

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Chalet Trail Becoming a Reality!

June 8, 2016

Thanks to the hard work of MSTA volunteers, Tom Hesseldenz, Siskiyou County, Yakima Construction, and the Deadwood Conservation Camp. significant progress has been made on the Chalet Trail – a lakeshore alternate to the Lake Siskiyou Trail.  When finished, the trail will provide excellent views of Lake Siskiyou and the Wagon Creek Bridge; plus an […]

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Castle Crags Hike — Saturday June 4, 2016

May 31, 2016

A Favorite Hike Saturday June 4th The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites the public on a strenuous and sometimes steep, 5.5-mile round-trip hike to the sky scraping granite spires called the Castle Crags scheduled for Saturday, June 4th. The elevation gain is 2,200 feet. Participants will first walk through the forest to Indian Springs and […]

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Construction of Bike Skills Course in Shastice Park

May 20, 2016

On Thursday, May 19th, 2016, volunteers from BikeShasta and the Mount Shasta Trail Association gathered in Shastice Park to construct and place wooden and metal features for a kids’ bike skills course.  About 10 volunteers assisted employees from Progressive Bike Ramps, which manufactured the features. The new course sits just south of the skate park.  […]

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First Hike of the Season — Burstarse Falls — Saturday May 21, 2016

May 8, 2016

Photo from   The Mt. Shasta Trail Association has scheduled a hike to Burstarse Falls on Saturday, May 21. Few folks know about Burstarse Falls, a mighty waterfall that falls in multiple cascades some 50 feet over stepped granite walls near the west side of Castle Crags State Park. In addition to solitude, this […]

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Early History of the Forest Service and Fire Fighting — Friday May 6, 2016 — Sisson Museum

May 5, 2016

This Friday, May 6th at 7:00 PM, the Sisson Museum will be presenting two films about the history of fire.  The Greatest Good will tell when and why the USDA Forest Service was organized.  The second film, The Big Burn, will explain how wildfire policy was developed after the new agency had to face devastating fires […]

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Annual Meeting Recap

May 4, 2016

For those of you that were unable to attend the Trail Association’s Annual Meeting last week, here’s a recap of what was presented.  The event was also captured on video by the Siskiyou Media Council, so watch for announcements on how to view the video. Projects worked on in 2015 Addition of the Pig Farm […]

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