It was a good year in northwest California and southwest Oregon in 2019. Deep snowpack lingered into early summer and lightening strikes did not lead to large fires. Because of this, thru-hikers, day-hikers, and three trail crews were able to enjoy the trail all summer long. What follows are links to our blog posts and […]
By Rees Hughes My wife, Amy, and I just spent the past couple of days enjoying beautiful fall weather in the Klamath Mountains. We camped at Poker Flat on the Bigfoot Trail and explored the nearby Port Orford-cedar Botanical Reserve and the stands of Noble Fir that survived the 2018 Natchez Fire. It was a […]
The South Kelsey Trail was first designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1979, but was used by early miners between 1855-1880 as a route between Crescent City and Fort Jones and other inland mines in the Klamath River region and Yreka. Along with the Old Kelsey Trail, the South Kelsey is a key portion […]
Marble Mountain Wilderness – Section 12 The Bigfoot Trail celebrates the amazing trees of the Klamath Mountains. Outside of Redwood Country in coastal Del Norte County, the trees don’t get much more impressive than in Section 12 of the Marble Mountain Wilderness. The preservation of lower elevation forests is rare in California. Exceptions are in […]
The Bear Creek / Boulder Creek trail connecting the Stuart’s Fork drainage with Canyon Creek in the Trinity Alps Wilderness received attention from 5 stalwart crew members during the weekend of July 11 – July 14. Most of the work was lopping the alder laden north facing slope of this trail, in addition to moving […]
A crew of 13, including two Forest Service fire crewmembers, spent most of a week (June 22 – 29) doing trail work between West Low Gap and a point almost 13 Bigfoot Trail miles to the south not far from The Knob in the Yolla Bolly Mountains. Much of the time was spent clearing downed […]
Rep. Huffman Introduces Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act
2019 has been an exceptional year for snowpack in the Klamath Mountains.