A first of its kind collaborative kicked off last weekend on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. BFTA was joined by Trinity Trail Alliance, RCMBA, and The Watershed Center to forge new pathways for recreation and trail work. We had 18 volunteers join for a day of trail work on the Smoky Creek Trail followed by a day of mountain bike riding. The trail work involved brush removal and tread work and the riding was a 15 mile route on the Smoky Creek Trail to the South Fork NRT back to our campground at Hell Gate.
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, […]
It was a good year in northwest California and southwest Oregon in 2019. Deep snowpack lingered into early summer and lightening strikes did not lead to large fires. Because of this, thru-hikers, day-hikers, and three trail crews were able to enjoy the trail all summer long. What follows are links to our blog posts and […]
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Hayfork, California In the summer of 2015, The Fork Complex fire swept through Hayfork Valley and the surrounding Trinity Mountains. It was a scary time as many locals moved from their homes into the Hayfork fairgrounds to wait out the burn. Several Bigfoot Trail hikers were also waylaid from their journey. Two years later, the […]
Smokey Creek and South Fork Trinity River Spring break offered the opportunity for a brief trip into the southern Klamath Mountains. The Bigfoot Trail was calling, and as I am working on a new map set for the trail, my goal was to check some of the route descriptions and enjoy the wilds of Trinity […]