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, […]
Here we celebrate 2022 and look forward to more in 2023.
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.
JULY 2022: A team of six volunteers ventured into the Trinity Alps Wilderness to work the Bigfoot Trail from Fish Lake to Rush Creek Lake. They focused on trail clearing, brushing, and water bar maintenance after the impacts of the River Complex of 2021.
JUNE 2022: A team of 15 volunteers worked the Bigfoot Trail in upper Wooley Creek as well as significant portions of other nearby trails including opening trail to Elk Lake. We removed 120+ trees and brushed 3.5 miles of difficult trail.
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 […]
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 […]