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.
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.
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.
The Mount Shasta Trail Challenge begins today, May 1st. You can download your passport here.
While out there on the trails you can make a difference by contributing to and learning about our area.
In addition to the Trail Challenge, the MSTA will begin Stewardship drawings. This is our way to thank and acknowledge all our volunteers. Each time a stewardship activity is completed and reported, the Steward’s name will be added to our ongoing Stewardship drawings. The first drawing will be on May 14th and is sponsored by the Trail Association.
Examples of Stewardship Activities include:
1. Volunteer for a work day.
2. Remove litter.
3. Notice and describe new trail work.
4. Become an ambassador to our area by reading interpretive signage and sharing your knowledge with others.
5. Offer your special skill to MSTA, such as sharing your photos, helping with fundraisers, technology, grant writing etc.
6. Understand and share historical uses and impacts, both positive and negative.
After posting a link to our 2021 Trail Challenge webpage yesterday, I was reminded by Board Director John Thomson that he had already worked up a much improved version.
The updated page has good information on the trails in this year’s Challenge, how to submit your trails, the stewardship component of the Challenge, social media, and links to trail descriptions. These links take you to Trail Guides that include trail maps, directions to trailheads, trail details, and more. No changes to the passport, so if you’ve already downloaded it, you’re good to go. You can get to the webpage by clicking here.
This year’s trail challenge will run from May 1 to October 1.
Welcome to the 3rd annual Mount Shasta Trail Challenge. We want to share the beauty of our area with those who are inspired to get out and enjoy the vast trail system surrounding the mountain we call home. We are working hard on the trails to be included in the Challenge. Also, we are looking into how to reward those that take up the Challenge.
Since we still have 11 of the prizes (Hydro Flask tumblers) remaining, we’ve decided to extend the Challenge to October 1st. All you have to do is complete 8 trails listed on the passport and email us the list of those trails. Here’s a link to more information: link