Join us on Thursday September 28th at the Weed Community Center for our annual meeting. Do you see yourself in the photo below? That’s a blast from the past from our 2018 meeting. Doors open at 5:00 PM and we promise to be done by 8:00. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments to be served!
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.
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.
Just in case you were wondering what is happening, or not happening, with the Trail Association’s efforts to provide safe and legal access to these internationally renown falls, SFGate just published an article on the trials and tribulations of that effort. Check it out here:
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
Here’s an opportunity to give back to the land we love. On Saturday September 24th, the Forest Service is hosting a work event on the McCloud River loop. The 24th is National Public Lands Day, and the work will focus on sign installation and trail brushing. For more information, see the poster below.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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!