The Mount Shasta Trail Association is pleased to announce that Rick Cory has joined its Board of Directors.
Rick grew up in Burlingame in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from San Jose State in 1989 with a degree in Fire Protection Engineering. He was backpacking across Europe when the Loma Prieta earthquake occurred and brought him home.
He worked for 30 years for the Fremont Fire Department, retiring in 2021 as a Division Chief. He worked extensively on wildland mutual aid as a Strike Team Leader and Safety Officer and responded several times to the Mount Shasta area. Rick is very proud of his work with FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 4 and especially their 3-week response to Hurricane Katrina with nearly 1000 rescues.
His first introduction to this incredible area was in 1998 when (girlfriend at the time) Luce and Rick took one of their first trips together visiting Mossbrae Falls. In 2010 they purchased a home across the street from his cousin in Dunsmuir. They taught all of their 4 children to ski at the Mt Shasta Ski Park and how to fish in the Sacramento River. One of his very favorite things to do is a long bike ride ending at the Dunsmuir brewpub.
Rick has watched with anticipation since 2015 as the new Gateway II trail network developed and has loved every minute working with the volunteer crews building trail. Rick is also proud to have completed every Mount Shasta Trail Challenge since its inception in 2018 and is excited to now help continue this great program.
Luce and Rick look forward to many years mountain biking, snow shoeing, skiing, and hiking with their dogs in this beautiful area.