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.

Trail Challenge Begins May 1st

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.

7.Identify geologic features.

8. Identify native plants.

2021 Trail Challenge Page — New and Improved!

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.

Hikers taking the Challenge