Trail Work Day on June 1, 2024

National Trails Day 
Volunteer Event
Saturday, June 1stJoin in a day of community stewardship of our trails!  We’ll work on a new trail and trailhead, followed by a complimentary lunch at Shastice Park and a shuttle ride courtesy of Shasta Gravity
The US Forest Service, Mt. Shasta Trail Association, Bike Shasta, Trail Labs and SORA will be hosting a morning of trail work on a brand new, nearly completed (and still closed) trail in the Gateway System from a brand new trailhead on the south end of Mt. Shasta.

Volunteers will work alongside the crew from Trail Labs to shape features, rake trail, naturalize the area adjacent to the trail and there will be work to do at the new Pioneer Trailhead as well. There is something for everyone!

Thanks to The Fifth Season, Bike Shasta and Shasta Gravity, we’ll have complimentary lunch for volunteers as well as a shuttle ride when the work and lunch are done. Read details below and make sure you click the link to RSVP if you’d like lunch or a shuttle ride. Trail work day schedule: 

8:30am – meet at USFS office on Alma Street to sign waivers 9:00am – carpool to work location9:30am-12:30pm – trail work and clean up at trailhead1:00pm – Shastice Park for lunch2:00pm – shuttle ride

Come prepared for trail work: work gloves, long pants and boots, long sleeve shirts, hat and water. Be prepared for the weather. Tools will be provided.What’s for lunch, you ask? 

Well, we’re super excited to be welcoming a food truck new to the area. Sprengelmeyer’s Food Truck will be serving a complimentary lunch to volunteers. If you’d like a lunch, you’ll need to click this link to RSVP for lunch and select your lunch option. Sprengelmeyer’s is coming to Mt. Shasta after more than 10 years of serving delicious, organic, gluten free food in Bandon, Oregon. Brian and his crew make their food by hand (he’ll be making fresh corn tortillas that morning!). Volunteers will enjoy a large rice bowl with your choice of shredded chicken, shredded beef, snapper or a vegetarian option, along with a fresh made lemonade. You won’t get it if you don’t click the link to RSVP and sign in at the Forest Service. 

The best part is you can invite your friends and family to meet you at the park where they can buy lunch off the truck from noon to 3pm. Please spread the word. We’ll be sharing this news with the community so we can all get to know this new fresh food option. Sprenglemeyer’s will be coming to the Mt. Shasta Farmers Market and Petals Flower Shop in June, so keep your eye out.

Is your mouth watering yet? Did you click the link to RSVP for lunch? Do it now. Click to RSVP for lunch and/or shuttleIf you want to join Shasta Gravity for a free shuttle to the 10 Gallon Trailhead, you’ll need to RSVP  – click the big blue button above. 18 spots are available on two trips up the mountain. First come, first served.

The big plan – Nordic Center Facilities and Trails Upgrade Project
The trail we’ll be working on next Saturday is part of the Prop 68 funded work happening at the Nordic Center, which also happens to include 5 miles of the Gateway Phase II underway with Mt. Shasta Trail Association, the US Forest Service and Trail Labs. SORA is super excited to lend time and funding to the Gateway II expansion.
Trail construction under this project will continue this year and possibly into 2025, as soil conditions, weather and other conditions influence the construction season. Already this funding has brought the new double vault toilet to the Nordic Center and some minor facilities upgrades. The next big part of that project is the construction of the new mobile lodge. Stay tuned for more news and details about the Nordic Center Facilities and Trails Upgrade Project.Copyright © 2024 Siskiyou Outdoor Recreation Alliance, All rights reserved.