Work day at the Spring Hill trailhead

2016Jun26SpringHillscoutsworking 2016Jun26SpringHilltrafficcirclework 2016Jun26SpringHillgroupstonemarker 2016Jun26SpringHillfinalThe Mt. Shasta Trail Association believes in developing partnerships in our community.

After noticing that the trailhead at Spring Hill was overgrown, Jill Harris of Crystal Geyser contacted Dave Affleck, who organizes the Boy Scouts.  MSTA was called for reinforcements.

This morning, about 14 boy scouts and adults gathered at the trailhead at 8 a.m. to clear four-foot tall weeds, brush, trees, logs, and slash.  The traffic circle was also addressed.  It was a vortex of activity, and we were done by 12:30.  Thanks to all who participated.  See the attached photos, and drop by the trailhead to check it out in person.

New signs installed on Gateway Trail

2016MSTAsignsJune24Stump 2016MSTAsignsJune24PigFarm 2016MSTAsignsJune24AccessGatewayThanks to Mark Telegin and Neil Jacobs for help installing nine new directional signs on the Gateway Trail system today.  One at the trailhead directs people to the trail and away from the gravel road.  One at the north Gateway crossing directs people up the road to the next sign.  Two signs were placed on Tunnel Trail identifying Stump Trail and can be seen from either direction.  Pig Farm Trail is now identified at the top and bottom from either direction.  A final sign shows the way from Stellar Way up the fire road to the south Gateway crossing.

Construction of Bike Skills Course in Shastice Park

MSTAShasticeBikePark1 On Thursday, May 19th, 2016, volunteers from BikeShasta and the Mount Shasta Trail Association gathered in Shastice Park to construct and place wooden and metal features for a kids’ bike skills course.  About 10 volunteers assisted employees from Progressive Bike Ramps, which manufactured the features.

The new course sits just south of the skate park.  The “ladder bridges” and “skinnys” are designed to teach slow-riding technical and balance skills.  Some additional contouring of the earth between and adjacent to the course will be done in the next few weeks.MSTAShasticeBikePark2MSTAShasticeBikePark3