Donate to the Trail Association as You Cyber-Shop This Holiday Season

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 smile.amazon.com site and register the Mount Shasta Trail Association as your chosen charity and bookmark the smile page.  Then as you shop, 0.5% of your purchases will go towards trails in the Mount Shasta area.

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

Dreaming of snow this Christmas

Giving Tuesday — Less Than A Week Away!

What a great time of the year to gather with friends and family, as the holiday season begins with Thanksgiving.

The Trail Association wants to remind you of accomplishments — past, present and future as we conduct our only fundraiser of the year. Looking back, the list is long and includes the Cabin Creek Trail, Lake Siskiyou Trail, and the Springhill Trail. Currently, we are focused on expanding the Gateway Trail network by 46 miles! And looking forward, we think we’ll partner with the Forest Service on trail opportunities in the South Sacramento River watershed.

To help us continue this work, please consider making a donation this Giving Tuesday, November 29th; although early donations have already opened up. Here’s the link: click

Otherwise, below are some photos to remind us of the work we do.

North Shore – Lake Siskiyou Trail
Heart Lake Trail Improvement
Box Canyon Trail Work
Boy Scouts Springhill Cleanup
Cabin Creek Trail Workday
Gateway Phase Two Construction

Trail Challenge Grand Prize Winner

Drum roll please . . . Congratulations to the Trail Challenge 2022 Treasure Hunt Grand Prize winner….Donna Larson!!

Trail Challenge Treasures Revealed

Treasure #1  The Madrone Tree on the Foundation Trail

Treasure #2 The car bodies on the Box Canyon Trail

Treasure #3 The small wooden bridge on the Lake Siskiyou Trail

Treasure #4 The old mining Flume on Flume Creek Trail

Treasure #5 The large anthracite rock on the Gateway Trail

Treasure #6 The heather at Panther Meadow Trail

Treasure #7 Upper Gumboot Lake Gumboot Trail

Treasure #8 The rock causeway on the Sisson Callahan Trail

Thanks to all that played and thanks for supporting the MSTA

Trail Challenge Treasure Hunt #4

To begin your search for the fourth trail treasure, you will start your search in a park named after a building in a fairy tale. Find the trail that is named for an artificial channel conveying water. Continue along the trail looking a historical artifact. The structure that was used to help mine gold is the trail treasure. A map to help you is below.

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 be added five times to the grand prize drawing.

MSTA Trail Challenge Treasure Hunt #3

To begin your search for the third trail treasure, you will need to find the trail that circumnavigates a manmade body of water. When you reach the river delta walk the plank over untroubled waters. You are standing on the treasure. Here’s a map to help you:

Also, if you haven’t completed Treasure Hunts #1 and/or #2, you have up until the entire Trail Challenge is over to find and turn in those treasures.

Amazon Smile — Donate As You Shop

For those of you who 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 to the regular Amazon website, log on to the smile.amazon.com site and register the Mount Shasta Trail Association as your chosen charity and bookmark the Smile page.  Then as you shop, 0.5% of your purchases — at no extra cost to you — will go towards trails in the Mount Shasta area. Every little bit helps!

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