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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
The Bigfoot Trail Alliance is working with the Six Rivers National Forest’s Bryson Code and Janet Boomgarden to put a Master Challenge Cost Share Agreement in place. This document, with the Six Rivers National Forest as the lead forest, will recognize the trail and allow us to partner with the Klamath, Shasta-Trinity, and Mendocino to […]