June 19-26th, 2021 A crew of 15 adults and 4 kids spent a week working the Bigfoot Trail between Packer’s Peak and Fish Lake in the Trinity Alps Wilderness. This section of trail has not been formally maintained since 2010. Along the way, we maintained 9 miles of trail, logged out 50+ trees, and re-treaded […]
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 […]
The Bear Creek / Boulder Creek trail connecting the Stuart’s Fork drainage with Canyon Creek in the Trinity Alps Wilderness received attention from 5 stalwart crew members during the weekend of July 11 – July 14. Most of the work was lopping the alder laden north facing slope of this trail, in addition to moving […]
A crew of 13, including two Forest Service fire crewmembers, spent most of a week (June 22 – 29) doing trail work between West Low Gap and a point almost 13 Bigfoot Trail miles to the south not far from The Knob in the Yolla Bolly Mountains. Much of the time was spent clearing downed […]
Stellar Volunteer Work! From June 23rd-June 29th 2018 a crew of seven volunteers set out to clear one of the most difficult to navigate sections of the Bigfoot Trail, through the heart of the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness. This was a new era for work on the Bigfoot Trail, as we partnered with the Shasta-Trinity […]
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 […]
Michael Kauffmann talked with Cliff Berkowitz about summer work on the Bigfoot Trail. This is part of KHUMs Happy Trails podcast series.