Camino Frances Presentation — Saturday February 20, 2016 — The Gallery

Daniela and Anik Bose will be giving a presentation on their 494 mile journey along the Camino Frances pilgrimage route in France and Spain.  Inspired by the movie “The Way” their hike in September 2015 became their own “heart’s adventure” that became a life changing event.

Join them on Saturday February 20th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Gallery in the Black Bear Building; 201 N. Main Street in Mount Shasta.  Tickets are available on-line through PayPal ( for $10, at The Gallery for $12, or at the door on the 20th for $15.  For more information click here .  Proceeds to benefit the Trail Association.


Photo from the Mount Shasta Herald Newspaper

Donate to the Trail Association as you shop!

For those of you that shop online at the Amazon website, here’s a way to make a portion of your purchase a donation to the Mount Shasta Trail Association.  What a deal!

Instead of logging on the the regular Amazon website, log on to the site and register the Mount Shasta Trail Association as your chosen charity.  Then as you shop, 0.5% of your purchases will go towards trails in the Mount Shasta Area.

(Not so) Fine print:  this is not an endorsement of Amazon by MSTA, but simply an opportunity worth sharing.


Help Beautify Mount Shasta — Trash Cleanup Day Wednesday April 22, 2015

The Trail Association will be participating in a trash cleanup event on the Lake Street Overpass to I-5 on Wednesday April 22nd.  We will meet at the closed restaurant (formerly Perkos) on Morgan Way just West of Burger King  at 9:00 AM, as there is good parking there.  Volunteers need to bring gloves while trash bags will be provided.

Recently, CalTrans did a great job of brushing back the on and off ramps to the interstate, but the work exposed all the trash that needs to be picked up.  This is the very first glimpse guests get of Mount Shasta, and the last thing they see when they leave, so it is a great opportunity to participate in a meaningful and significant way to directly improve our local environment.  For more information, call Glenn Harvey at 530-925-9287.


Rainbow Ridge Volunteer Work Day — Sunday October 20, 2013

The Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District (RCD) is hosting a forest stewardship work day on Thamar Wherrit’s property, Sunday October 20th between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. Volunteers are encouraged to bring any tools they would like to use, however wheelbarrows, rakes, loppers and handsaws will be provided.  Volunteers should bring an enthusiasm for forest stewardship, sturdy work boots, work gloves , warm jacket, hat, and water bottle – lunch and hot tea will be provided.

If you are interested in volunteering at this fun and helpful event, please contact Shasta Valley RCD Watershed Coordinator, Kara Baylog, for directions and to be included in lunch plans!  Call her at 926-2259 or email her at

For more information, click the link below:

Rainbow Ridge Work Day

Trinity Alps Presentation — Tuesday July 16, 2013

On Tuesday night, July 16, at 7 p.m., the Mount Shasta Library will present an evening discussion about the nearby Trinity Alps Wilderness with Tim Sims, Mount Shasta resident and recent author of an eBook on the subject. The evening is part of an ongoing effort by the library to support local writers.

“This should be a pleasant evening not only for book lovers,but also for nature lovers and for hiking enthusiasts,” said librarian Terry Thompson.

Sims’s book, My Trinities: Playing in Northern California’s most spectacular wilderness, is published at The book is both a memoir and a trail guide, full of adventure and humor.

The July 16th evening at the library will include readings from Sims’s book, a look at photos from the Trinities, and a chance to ask questions about the hiking experiences available in the Trinity Alps and the trails and lakes in Russian Wilderness.

Sims has written and ghostwritten several other books, but this is his first eBook and his first foray into this subject area.

“I like to say, ‘This isn’t your grandfather’s trail guide,’” said Sims, “because this book has a lot more attitude and is much broader ranging than the Trinity Alps trail guides I read a couple of decades ago.

“I’ve taken my knowledge of 135 Trinity Alps lakes (and 36 Russian Wilderness lakes), most of the tallest Trinity peaks, and every major trail; combined that with my research into the history, geology, and botany of the region; put in 50 photos; and thrown in tons of funny stories, life-and-death dramas, wildlife anecdotes, and stream-of-consciousness narratives designed to bring the reader right into the experience,” said Sims. “It’s been a labor of love for me: it’s my legacy for a future generation of wilderness lovers.”

There is no charge for this event. The Mount Shasta Library is located at 515 E. Alma St.


Contacts:Librarian Terry Thompson can be reached at or 926- 2031

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