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.
Thru-Hiking Journal Mark Schramm, from Medford, Oregon, completed his 2020 thru-hike in mid-July by combining the Bigfoot Trail and Trinity Alps High Route. He began on June 20th and finished on July 19th. During a phone conversation he reported a fabulous trip highlighted by seeing barely anyone along the trail (outside the Pacific Crest Trail […]
Eight Days in the Siskiyous
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 […]
Kelsey Trail Collaborative
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 […]
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Little Bald Hills Trail
The Bigfoot Trail Alliance met for our first board retreat. In addition to wonderful conversation and planning, we took a 10 mile hike from the redwoods to the Smith River along the Little Bald Hills Trail.
We re-launched our online forum so users can post their experiences about the trail, share hiking conditions, discuss resupply options, and more. Registered users can: Customize your community with fully editable profile fields that allow your users to describe themselves. Allow your users to modify their account and notification settings directly from within their profiles. […]
Klamath Mountain Snowpack
Originally published at blog.conifercountry.com Pondering the 2016 hiking season… I have tracked how Klamath Mountain snowpack is correlated with the beginning of summer hiking season since 2003. In 2009 I started the Bigfoot Trail on the summer solstice, and it worked out perfectly—I found the perfect mix of snow, open trail, and manageable river crossings. In 2011 […]