The Mount Shasta Trail Association is happy to announce that Glenn Harvey, another native son of California, has joined the Board of Directors. Born in Oxnard and raised in Camarillo, a small agricultural town near Santa Barbara, Glenn developed an early love for trails while hiking in Boy Scouts and from camping trips with his family. Scouting and family trips frequently included National Parks, so conservation and habitat restoration were a natural part of his early education.
Initially pursuing natural sciences in college, Glenn obtained a degree in Biology at San Diego State University, followed by an MS in Ecology from the University of Oregon at Eugene. Shifting to applied sciences, Glenn completed an MS in Chemical Engineering at Oregon State University in Corvallis before moving to Boise, Idaho for a job with Micron Technology. A job opportunity offered a move to American Microsystems, Inc. in Pocatello, where he worked and lived for 25 years. Retired in 2012, Glenn moved to Mt. Shasta with his wife Kathy Morter, where they continue to enjoy a combination of outdoor life and community service.
Our own John Soares has a new book coming out in early May entitled Day Hiking: Mount Shasta, Lassen & Trinity Alps Regions. It’s a book you’ll want to include on your bookshelf.
In addition to the Mount Shasta area, it includes dozens of trails in the Trinity Alps Wilderness, Russian Wilderness, Marble Mountain Wilderness, Lava Beds National Monument, Lassen Volcanic National Park, and the Redding area.
The book publishes May 1 and will be available at local bookstores, outdoor stores, and visitor centers shortly thereafter. You can preorder the book online now: here are the preorder options.
And here’s the main link on John’s Northern California Hiking Trails blog with more information on the trails covered and how to purchase the book:
Thanks to funding secured by the Forest Service, an accessible trail has been added to the Gateway Trail network on national forest lands.
Labeled the Lollipop Trail due to its out and back alignment, this new trail has a nice compacted surface at a gentle grade that can accommodate wheelchairs, baby carriages, and others looking for an obstacle free trail surface.
The Lollipop Trail begins at the Gateway Trailhead off of Everitt Memorial Highway. Its shown in red on the map below. The trail’s total length is approximately 0.6 mile. Check it out!
Last week’s Mt. Shasta Herald newspaper featured two articles on trails on the front page of the February 14, 2018 edition. Exciting stuff for us lovers of trails!
Both articles talk about Mount Shasta being designated a “trail town” by the Pacific Crest Trail Association. The first article, by Tim Holt, talks further about actions being taking by the Ski Park for mountain bikers. The second article, an opinion piece by Priscila Franco, discusses the growing demand for trail-based recreation and the economic benefits to our communities. Here are links to the articles:
The Trail Association website contains a lot of great information, including descriptions of local trails. MSTA has recently added a new page that covers the trails within or immediately adjacent to the City of Mt. Shasta and Weed. Click here for that page.
This new page will lead you to descriptions of the following trails: