Hike the Gateway Trail with the MSTA on Saturday, May 19th, 2012

The Mount Shasta Trail Association invites you to join us on a moderate 7 mile loop hike Saturday, May 19th, 2012, on the brand new Gateway Trail on the flanks of Mt Shasta. We will start out with gorgeous views of the Eddys, Black Butte and Mt. Shasta and then enter the serene forest. We will climb a total of 700 feet.

The Gateway Trail, just constructed last fall, was created for hikers, bikers and horses by the Mount Shasta Trail Association in partnership with the Forest Service. The extensive network of Gateway and (existing) Tunnel trails have lots of opportunities for loops. This volcanic area used to be large brush fields dominated by manzanita brush. Hikers will see evidence of the herculean efforts made to convert the area to conifer plantations. This accessible trail is right in our own back yard, off of Everrit Memorial Highway.

Participants meet at the Fish Hatchery in Mt Shasta at 9 am. Bring lunch and water. We will return by 2 pm. For further questions call Joan Roemer at 926-0647.