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Klamath Trails Alliance


October 2018

Monthly Trail Meeting

Date:   Friday, October 12th
Time:   Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Place:  205 Riverside Dr. (South Portal Bldg)  

The purpose of our meeting is to hold an open forum to discuss ways to further our mission of promoting great trails in Klamath County.  Please join us for all or part of our upcoming meeting. 
Maintenance Day

Check out the new KTA Meetup group for upcoming maintenance days by clicking here.
Member Highlight

Colter Chancellor, and his wife Lisa, are longtime supporters of the KTA.  Colter grew up in Klamath Falls and graduated from Henley High School.  He eventually took over his family's business, Chancellor Drilling and Pump (Est. 1977), in 2009.  Colter and Lisa have chosen Klamath Falls to raise their boys, Trevor and Talan, because of the family-friendly aspect of the community here.  

Colter has been an avid mountain biker for the past 8 years.  Colter says, "It's really important to me to have that connection with being outside".  Colter enjoys Moore Mountain Trails or Spence Mountain Trails once or twice a week.  He appreciates the fact that both are within a 5 minute drive of his home.  One of the best parts about the Spence Mountain Trails, is the opportunity it provides to shuttle his young boys up to an old dirt road from the Shoalwater Trailhead, and let them rip down two of the great flow trails.

One of Colter's passions is mountain bike and cyclocross races.  Colter raced in the Oregon Off-Road Series, which is a series of mountain bike races across Oregon.  The highlight of the series was placing first out of 24 in the Clydesdale category at the Sisters Stampede!  Colter always strives to do his best and is known in the cycling community to be someone who goes out of his way to encourage others.  


Trail News & Information

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

Saturday, October 6th, Zach's Bikes and the Klamath Falls Composite team celebrated Take a Kid Mountain Biking at Spence Mountain Trails.  Cold temperatures in the morning kept attendance down, but those who showed had a great time.  The more advanced riders rode Shoalwater Bay trail, Modoc, Winema, to upper Captain Jack, and then to Old Eagle via Shoalwater.  They had a great time as this was their first time on Captain Jack.  The other group rode the short 5 mile loop with Reed Gonyaw, who was so stoked to ride with the team, his mom said he leaped out of bed to get ready to ride!  Afterwards, the group enjoyed hot chocolate, and brownie cookie sandwiches (invented by Ian Tesman).  It was a great way to spend a brisk fall day at Spence Mountain!

Eulalona Trailhead Kiosk

On October 9th, a group of hardworking KTA members spent all day installing the frame of the new Eulalona Trailhead Kiosk.  Most of the work entailed notching and cutting the large timbers.  According to Drew Honzel, "It was a long day, but it came together nicely".

Updated Pocket Trail Map
New updated pocket trail maps are now available at Zach’s Bikes, Asana Yoga & Sole, Rodeos Pizza, Gathering Grounds Coffee, Running Y and Discover Klamath.  The multi-use maps feature trails at Moore Park, Spence Mountain, Brown Mountain/High Lakes Trail and OC&E.  Funding for the maps was made possible by a Klamath County Tourism Grant.  As part of the grant justification, maps will be distributed at cycling events and outdoor shows outside our area, in order to attract folks to our growing network of trails in Klamath County.

Dirty Pelican Adventure Race

When:  Sat Oct 13th at 9 a.m.

Join fellow adventurers for this exciting adventure race through the trails and waterways of Klamath Falls. The race consists of a 5.9-mile mountain bike, 1.6-mile paddle, and 2.9-mile run- starting and ending at Veterans Park.

The Dirty Pelican Bike-Paddle-Run triathlon is presented by Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union. Registration open to individuals age 18 and older. *Discount for current & retired Military & First Responders. Proceeds from this event benefit the Pregnancy Hope Center.  Register Here

September Trail Work Log
Maintaining trails is a core mission of KTA.  We perform trail maintenance on over 90 miles of trail locally to include Moore Park, Spence Mountain, the Geo Trail, Brown Mountain, High Lakes and a section of the Mt. McLoughlin and wilderness trail system we call “high country trails".
If you are doing trail maintenance we ask that you post your hours on KTA’s Trail Work Log located on our website.  This will help us track volunteer hours and is especially important when applying for grants as it shows community support!  Note, you should include time spent driving to the trail location, in addition to the work being performed.    
Enclosed are details from work completed last month.
September Hours:       40 hrs
YTD Hours:                685 hrs
High Lakes Trail - Cut log off trail. Rode trail, picked up sticks and debris. Picked up litter at Great Meadow trailhead.

Moore Park - brushed and minor tread work on Ridgeview ST in Buck Ridge; cleared site for new Eulalona Kiosk
High Country Trails - partial log-out on South Pass Trail with USFS Lead; log-out Long Lake Trail with USFS Lead
How to Become Involved with the KTA

Visit KTA's website or our Facebook page for more information on projects and events. Consider joining or renewing your membershship today!  Individual memberships start at only $20 per year.  These funds support trail maintenance, promotion, new trail development and the resources needed to keep us up and running as a non-profit organization!  Email to join the mailing list for updates.
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