In January 2024, a successful Regional Trails Summit was held, marking a significant collaboration among agencies and partner groups in northwest California forests. The summit focused on trail system improvement, with plans for future work and collaboration. Key objectives included community building, trail maintenance, and funding discussions. Notably, the summit saw participation from 35 in-person and 5 virtual attendees, signaling a major milestone for the region’s trail development.
For the third time in 2023 the Bigfoot Trail Alliance returned to Lover’s Camp to get our crew into upper Wooley Creek. While our target is one of the most remote trails in California, we are making steady progress in its rehabilitation.
A first of its kind collaborative kicked off last weekend on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. BFTA was joined by Trinity Trail Alliance, RCMBA, and The Watershed Center to forge new pathways for recreation and trail work. We had 18 volunteers join for a day of trail work on the Smoky Creek Trail followed by a day of mountain bike riding. The trail work involved brush removal and tread work and the riding was a 15 mile route on the Smoky Creek Trail to the South Fork NRT back to our campground at Hell Gate.
A volunteer crew of 12 worked down Upper Wooley Creek where we cleared around 40 logs and did about a mile of tread work.
The Bigfoot Trail Alliance trip to Long Gulch Lake saw 9 Bigfoot Trail Alliance volunteers and 4 Forest Service employees from the Weaverville Ranger District spend a week in the northern Trinity Alps. Utilizing Long Gulch Lake as a base camp, the crew spent the week clearing trails and reestablishing trail tread to Rush Creek […]
Trail work in the Marble Mountain Wilderness A Bigfoot Trail Crew of 13 volunteers spent the last week clearing trails in the Marble Mountain Wilderness. Together, we cleared over 5 miles from the junction of the Box Camp Mountain Trail, through Marble Valley, and over the pass into Upper Woolly Creek toward both Big Elk […]
In late June we initiated our first Bigfoot Trail Family Trip. We trekked into the Russian Wilderness to work on a 5 mile stretch of the Bigfoot Trail. The Bigfoot Trail Volunteer Trail Crew worked and camped in hail, rain, and thunderstorms–with some sun mixed in. The crew cleared a least 50 logs, diverted snow […]
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 […]