PCT Maintenance and Training in Castle Crags State Park, June 25, 2011

Summer is finally here – Are you ready to hit the trails?

It’s time to replace our winter boots, scarves, and mittens with hiking boots, hard hats and gloves! We’re ready to hit the trails and we would love for you join us! The Mount Shasta Trail Association and the Pacific Crest Trail Association invite you on a one-day trail maintenance and training session where we’ll learn about:

* Trail Safety
* Trail Maintenance Tools
* Terminology

We’ll apply our new knowledge to the Pacific Crest Trail by repairing tread and improving the corridor. This project is great for beginner’s and for those who are ready to get warmed up for a great trail maintenance season! In other words, all skill levels are welcome!

When: Saturday, June 25 from 9:00 am to 2:00ish pm

Where: Parking area at Soda Creek Road Exit (this is where the PCT crosses I-5 just north of the Castle Crags State Park entrance). Directions will be provided upon registration.

What to Bring: Volunteers will need to bring day packs, lunch, water, and work clothes (i.e. pants, sturdy boots). Safety gear and tools will be provided.

Fitness Requirement: This project is great for everyone! Volunteers will hike 1-2 miles throughout the day on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Positions Available: 10-12

Nearby attractions: Camping and hiking in Castle Crags State Park, fishing along the Sacramento River, and gazing at beautiful Mount Shasta!

To Register: Please contact Robert Francisco at Shastamountain@gmail.com or call (916) 955-8641.

We’re looking forward to seeing you on the Pacific Crest Trail!