Financial Outlook for 2021

Last year was a very strong year for the Mount Shasta Trail Association, with a gain over the year in our unrestricted funds balance, even with many substantial projects undertaken.  Restricted funds delegated to specific projects also increased.  Significant advances were made on the Gateway Trail Reroute, the extension of the Gateway Trail, the Mossbrae Falls Trail, and the reroute of the Heart Lake Trail.  Contributions from individuals and businesses totaled more than $63,000, and grants and dedicated funds yielded another $215,000.  Out of pocket we spent on programs $231,000, and only $21,000 on administration.

For next year our project expenses will increase substantially as we ramp up the expansion of the Gateway Trail network.  Mossbrae Falls alone may require more than all of last year’s program expenses.  Grant awards we have received will allow us to accomplish so much!  Our special thanks to the McConnell Foundation, the Friesen Foundation, the Kyle Neath Charitable Fund, the Nancy Driscoll Foundation, the National Forest Foundation, not to mention the State of California, Natural Resources  Prop 68 Grant for $1,115,000 for Gateway.

Of course, with your ongoing support the sky’s the limit, or least 14,692’, or 14,179’, or 4,321.8m, or 4317m.  Well, you get the idea—we’re going places.  Come along!

Trail lovers strategizing 2021 projects.

Do You Love Us?

Well, we love you and we love building and maintaining trails in the Mt. Shasta area! Help us keep doing this amazing work by donating on Giving Tuesday. Donations from Giving Tuesday keep us going! You can set up an early donation or wait until December 1st to join the fun. Here’s a video of a typical volunteer work event:

For more information and to donate, here’s the link to our North State Giving Tuesday page: https://www.northstategives.org/mountshastatrailassociation

Thank You!

Support MSTA on Giving Tuesday December 1st!

Please spread the word!

With your support, the Mount Shasta Trail Association has an opportunity to fix some steep, eroding segments of the trail from Castle Lake to Heart Lake—and to reorganize the maze of trails below Heart Lake into one clear pathway. But we have to act right now, before the land ownership changes. 

You can preschedule your donation starting now or on Giving Tuesday December 1st at northstategives.org/mountshastatrailassociation or mail your donation to PO Box 36, Mt. Shasta, CA 96067. 

View of Castle Lake — Photography © Mike Hupp @dawnpatrolimages