May 17-19, 2023 Volunteer Work Trip By Dennis Houghton, Crew Leader (all photos by Dennis too!) We had a great trip to the Canyon Creek drainage, camping at Ripstein Campground and doing trail maintenance & logouts on the Bear Creek trail section of the Bigfoot trail this past week. Temperatures hovered in the mid-to-high 80’s […]
2023 Tule Creek Trail
In this first of its kind project along the Bigfoot Trail, we partnered with College of the Redwoods Forestry & Natural Resources and the Hayfork Watershed Research and Training Center to get some work done! Fifteen (15!) volunteers came together to make this happen. Dennis Houghton brought his Trails class from College of the Redwoods, […]
Hiking the BFT in 2023
It has been a wild year so far in California. The state is soaking up the rain and snow after years of drought conditions. It is such a relief to have this precipitation but it also means that hiking and trail working seasons will be more difficult, if not delayed, this year. A Look at […]
BFTA Welcomes 4 New Board Members
There is quite a bit happening behind the scenes at the Bigfoot Trail Alliance and it is time we share one of our recent achievements. We would like to officially welcome Gretchen Ziegler, Aaron Babcock, Jacob Shinners, and Dennis Houghton to the Board of Directors. We now have 11 people in these positions and will […]
Looking Back and Looking Forward
Here we celebrate 2022 and look forward to more in 2023.
2022 Bigfoot Trail Siskiyou Wilderness Collaborative
OCTOBER 2022: This collaborative includes working with the CCC Backcountry Trails Program, Six Rivers National Forest, and other volunteers to work the Kelsey Trail in the Siskiyou Wilderness clearing approximately 6 miles of trail including brushing, tread work, and downed tree removal.
Long Gulch Lake
JULY 2022: A team of six volunteers ventured into the Trinity Alps Wilderness to work the Bigfoot Trail from Fish Lake to Rush Creek Lake. They focused on trail clearing, brushing, and water bar maintenance after the impacts of the River Complex of 2021.
Upper Wooley Creek
JUNE 2022: A team of 15 volunteers worked the Bigfoot Trail in upper Wooley Creek as well as significant portions of other nearby trails including opening trail to Elk Lake. We removed 120+ trees and brushed 3.5 miles of difficult trail.