For the most amazing views, join the Mt. Shasta Trail Association on a day hike to the pristine Deadfall Lakes and to the top of Mt. Eddy.  This hike is slated for Saturday, August 2. This 10 mile roundtrip hike starts out gently on the Pacific Crest Trail to the multiple lakes and then becomes challenging as we gain 2,250 feet to the summit at 9,025 feet.

Mt. Eddy was formed between 400 & 65 million years ago from peridotite, a volcanic form of serpentine. This type of rock, ultramafic, is high in magnesium and low in calcium, and as such the soils derived from this material constitute a harsh growing medium for most plants. Like with other serpentine areas, the result is that some plants adapt to the harsh conditions, taking advantage of the relative lack of competition, and evolve to become endemic to the site. The iron contained in the rock rusts, giving it its reddish tint.

It is the highest mountain in the Eddys –  a subrange of the Klamath Mountains – the highest point in Trinity County, and the highest mountain west of Interstate 5. The mountain was named after Olive Paddock Eddy, the first woman to climb Mt. Shasta. From this majestic peak hikers will be able to see Lassen Peak, Mt. McLoughlin, the Scott Mountains, the Eddy Range, Black Butte, Castle Crags Spire and of course Mt. Shasta towering over everything in sight.

Participants will meet at 9 am at 111 Morgan Way, in front of the Best Western Tree House Motor Inn. Bring lunch, water, sun protection, and if interested, a bathing suit for a very refreshing swim. Hiking poles are recommended. Expect to return by 6 pm.

For questions call Joan Roemer at 926 0647.

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Hike to Seven Lakes Basin — July 19, 2014

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Shastice Bike Park News

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If you missed it, here’s a link to the June 25th Mt. Shasta Herald article on the construction of the Shastice Bike Park flow trail: link  

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Whitney Falls Trail Comes Back to Life

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Recently, the Trail Association was asked by the Forest Service to help maintain one or more trails located on national forest lands.  After reviewing the list of possible projects, the MSTA board selected the Whitney Falls Trail as a worthy endeavor.  The trail had been badly damaged by debris torrents coming off the mountain — […]

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The Gateway Trail Is Officially Open!

June 20, 2014

On June 7th — National Trails Day — a group of trail enthusiasts gathered at the Gateway Trailhead on Everitt Memorial Highway to recognize the completion of this great muli-use trail.  Below is a photo of some of the people directly involved in getting the trail built and maintained.  From left to right they are: […]

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Happy National Trails Day — June 7, 2014

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The Mount Shasta Trail Association hopes you were able to either spend some time on or celebrated a trail today!

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Save the Date — Saturday June 7 — Gateway Trail Ribbon Cutting

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The first Saturday in June is always National Trails Day.  Thus, its a fitting time for the community to celebrate the (relatively) new Gateway Trail.  The Trail Association — along with the Forest Service and the Mt. Shasta Mountain Bike Association — will be holding a short ceremony on Saturday June 7th beginning at 9:00 […]

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Great Shasta Rail Trail Run – May 18, 2014

April 20, 2014

Attention runners and joggers!  The Shasta Land Trust is hosting a run on the Great Shasta Rail Trail (the McCloud River Railroad railroad bed) east of McCloud.  The date is May 18th, with the event beginning at 9:00am.  Details are still being worked out but the run is should be about 4 miles.  This is not intended […]

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Get Ready for Summer With a MSTA T-Shirt

March 20, 2014

The Trail Association is proud to be offering t-shirts with our logo displayed on the front.  What a great way to support trails and display your membership at the same time!   The heavy cotton t-shirts are unisex and come in either white or blue.  Below is a link to the order form. Order Form

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