Hordes of people have been pestering us for information about MSTA’s extremely popular volunteer trail work days, and we are red-faced about not providing regular updates. But today, for a limited time, we’re offering the following outline of upcoming trail work days and locations:
April 24—finish work on new trails in the Bear Springs area (or MX if snow still present at Bear Springs access).
May 1—CANCELLED due to conflict with Invasive Weed Pull event, and unavailability of trail work organizers.
May 8– tread and rock work on the improved Castle Lake to Heart Lake Trail, if snow has melted.
May 15—more Castle Lake to Heart Lake Trail work.
May 29, June 12, and June 26—It’s too early to know what the heck we’ll do, but it’s likely we’ll work on newly cut trails on Gateway II.
Work days typically begin at 9 am. Sign-in is first, followed by a brief safety talk (don’t hit your neighbor in the head with a pickaxe), then we get specific instructions on the trail work, split into teams and get it done. We try to be done by 12:30, but you can stay all day if you’re a glutton for punishment. Directions to each work day will be sent out via email, Facebook, and the MSTA website (mountshastatrailassociation.org). And don’t forget that you’re going to have FUN, whether you like it or not.
Please share this information with friends and then bring them along to help! The more volunteers we have, the more we save on trail construction, meaning we can build more miles of trail.