Bigfoot Trail Alliance Siskiyou Wilderness Collaborative includes working with the CCC Backcountry Trails Program, Six Rivers National Forest, and other volunteers.
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 […]
In 2019, the Bigfoot Trail Alliance received a Rose Foundation grant to fund work on the South Kelsey Trail in the Siskiyou Wilderness. We recruited 12 graduate CCC Backcountry Corpsmembers through a letter writing campaign. Once the letters were received, we sent letters back to the corpsmembers notifying them that they had been accepted into […]
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 […]
We are happy to announce that our first trail work hitch of the summer was a grand success. We were able to clear and brush eight miles of trail on either side of the Gunbarrel Slide area along the South Kelsey Trail. This means that between last summer and this summer the entire trail has […]