Trail Challenge Treasure Hunt #1

The Trail Challenge for 2022 has begun! Here’s the clue to finding “treasure” along one of the trails in the Mount Shasta area:

To begin your search for the first trail treasure, go to the Gateway Trailhead and then hike, run or bike to the trail that is named for the phase of construction for every house, the first makeup that is applied, or the name of a philanthropic organization. Continue along the trail looking for a tree that is unique to the entire Gateway Trail system. You will know this tree because it will remind you of a time at the beach when you got a bad sunburn and peeled. If you come to the trail that is named after you and me, you will know that you went too far and missed the tree.

To help you, below is a map to the treasure.

Here are the rules of the hunt. Each time you locate a treasure, send us a photo or description of the treasure along with your contact information to: mtshastatrail@gmail.com. Then, your name will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize.

In addition, the first person to locate each new treasure will receive their choice of a prize, and their name will be placed into the grand prize drawing.  For example, if you find 5 treasures your name will added five times to the grand prize drawing.

Trail Challenge 2022 Coming in May

The Mount Shasta Trail Association is going to host another Trail Challenge.  The 2022 Challenge will be a Treasure Hunt that will run for 16 weeks beginning in May.  A new treasure location and clue will be posted every 2 weeks.  There will be 8 treasures to locate . Each time you locate a treasure and post a picture or a description of the treasure to our website, your name will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize.

In addition, the first person to locate each new treasure will receive their choice of a prize, and their name will be placed into the grand prize drawing.  For example, if you find 5 treasures your name will added five times to the grand prize drawing.

Stay tuned for more information!

Hunting for treasure

Seventh Trail Challenge Stewardship Prize Winner

The Mount Shasta Trail Association is pleased to announce our seventh stewardship prize winner, Bowden Davis.  Davis is a regular volunteer for MSTA’s trail work days.  Davis won a $25 Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce gift certificate that can be used at local businesses. This prize is sponsored by the MSTA. All prizes can be picked up at the Mount Shasta Visitors Center.

We had a lot of photos of Davis working on the trails, but now have one of Davis enjoying his hard work. Thank you Davis!

Bowden Davis enjoying the fruits of his labors

Sixth Trail Challenge Stewardship Prize Winner

The Mount Shasta Trail Association is pleased to announce that Daniel Briceno is our sixth stewardship prize winner! This steward award is sponsored by Jane Cohn, Michael Zanger, Linda Freeman and Ken Goehring. They are donating a copy of their book, Mount Shasta Wild Flowers A Field Guide .Stewardship winners can pick up their prizes at the Mount Shasta Visitor Center.   Congratulations Daniel and thank you for being a steward of our trails!

Fifth Trail Challenge Stewardship Prize Winner

The Mount Shasta Trail Association is pleased to announce our fifth stewardship prize winner, Dustin Bonivert. No only does Dustin help with trail work, he can often be seen riding his mountain bike or taking long runs on the Gateway Trail. 

Below is a picture and a comment from Dustin:  “Is this appropriate?! Lol, I was taking a break on a trail run….”

Dustin won a $25 Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce gift certificate that can be used at local businesses. This prize is sponsored by the MSTA. All prizes can be picked up at the Mount Shasta Visitors Center.

I can’t believe how far I ran for a prize . . .

Fourth Trail Challenge Stewardship Prize Winner

The Mount Shasta Trail Association is pleased to announce our fourth stewardship prize winner, Bubba Suess. Bubba and his kids often volunteer for MSTA’s trail work days and the cleanup of illegal dump sites.

Bubba won a $25 Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce gift certificate that can be used at local businesses. This prize is sponsored by the MSTA. All prizes can be picked up at the Mount Shasta Visitors center.

Here they are with Bubba and his Boy Scout troop working on the Spring Hill Trail.

Helping with trails runs in the family!

Third Trail Challenge Stewardship Prize Winner

The Mount Shasta Trail Association is pleased to announce our third stewardship prize winner, J. P.  Jestin. He is a volunteer for the Mount Shasta Trail Association trail work days.

J.P. won a $25 Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce gift certificate that can be used at local businesses. This prize is sponsored by the MSTA.  All prizes can be picked up at the Mount Shasta Visitor center.

Here he is out enjoying the trails!

J P Jestin enjoying the Gateway Trail Network

Second Trail Challenge Stewardship Prize Winner

The Mount Shasta Trail Association is pleased to announce our second  stewardship prize winner, Caryn Johansen. She is a volunteer for MSTA’s trail work days.

Our second steward award is sponsored by Jane Cohn, Michael Zanger, Linda Freeman and Ken Goehring. They donated a copy of their book, Mount Shasta Wild Flowers A Field Guide.

Congratulations and thank you Caryn!

All prizes can be picked up at the Mount Shasta Visitors center.

First Trail Challenge Stewardship Prize Winner

The Mount Shasta Trail Association is pleased to announce our first stewardship prize winner, Jessica Jorgensen. Jessica is an avid hiker and  member of The Siskiyou Wanderers (link). She is also a volunteer for MSTA’s trail work days.

Jessica won a $25  Mount Shasta Chamber of Commerce gift certificate that can be used at local businesses. This prize is sponsored by the MSTA.

Our second steward award is sponsored by Jane Cohn, Michael Zanger, Linda Freeman and Ken Goehring. They are donating a copy of their book, Mount Shasta Wild Flowers A Field Guide pictured below. Stay tuned for our second award drawing! All prizes can be picked up at the Mount Shasta Visitors center.