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 […]
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 […]
Gregg Hein discusses his 2016 hike on the Bigfoot Trail with Allison Poklemba and Sage Clegg. In this podcast, Gregg discusses details of his harrowing tale of survival for six days in the Sierra Nevada, how that experienced has shaped who he is today, and the ways his injury motivated him to successfully thru-hike the Bigfoot Trail.
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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.
Happy Trails on KHUM featured Emily Sinkhorn and Erin Kelly discussing the Bigfoot Trail adventure from summer 2016. Emily and Erin spent about a month hiking this beautiful trail through some of the most stunning parts of the country. Check out more of their trip on their blog.
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. […]
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 […]