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Klamath Trails Alliance

TRAIL NEWS 
June 2021

High Lakes Logout - 2021  

A warm dry spring made for some great conditions and good motivation for crews to get out early and start clearing trails in the High Lakes area (Lake of the Woods-Fish lake-Fourmile Lake). Work started in late April and was wrapped up in early June after about 15 work days.

Small crews cut out about 60 logs and swamped and raked out the accompanying sticks, branches, cones etc. from 40 miles of trail in the network.  Work this year was facilitated considerably with the addition of KTA use of an ebike/cargo trailer, and a new chainsaw and other tools.  The use of the ebike/cargo trailer is a generous donation from Zach’s Bikes and comes from their rental fleet. This setup has proven to be a real time and energy saver for the old geezer workers out there, more miles are covered and more work gets done!! 

KTA was able to purchase the new chainsaw and other tools and supplies thanks to a very generous grant that came through Travel Southern Oregon. Thanks again to Brad Niva and the staff over in Medford for the support and partnership!

Moore Park Bike Skills Area  

Dirt Mechanics LLC has made good progress already on the new bike skills area in Moore Park. After just 10 days the downhill trails in Zone 1 are roughed in and the practice area in Zone 2 is taking shape as well.  Work continues through the end June and early July.  The goal of the bike skills area is to provide a safe learning environment for families, youth and those new to the sport of mountain biking.     

DRK Relay Run - June 26, 2021 


Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Fundraiser for our local Air Guard. The DRK aka David R. Kingsley foundation is a group of airmen and women that help families in our community in need.  

The race starts in Moore Park utilizing trails and ends at the beautiful Running Y Resort property.  For more information you can register on Active.com.

 

Moore Mountain Trail Run - September 5, 2021  


 

The 11th annual Moore Mountain Trail Run will be held Sunday, September 5th.  This year the Moore Mountain Run will have a 30K, half marathon, and 5K. Additional information can be found at Ultrasignup webpage.  Register before August 15 to save a few bucks. Email amberlila77@yahoo.com for additional information. The Linkville Lopers look forward to seeing runners and volunteers in early September. We typically have a few training runs leading up to the event, and may have a few trail maintenance days to prep the course.  All proceeds from the race are given back to the community including direct support for Moore Park, KTA, and Spence Mountain. 

Trail Maintenance 


Volunteer hours for May totaled 265 hours last month.

Highlights for May:
Moore Mtn - 40 hrs, tread repair, brushing, drain dips
Spence Mtn - 83 hrs, brushing, raking, signs, tread work
High Lakes - 142 hrs, logged out, brushed, raked, clean drains

* High Lakes trails include Brown Mt, High Lakes, Fish      Lake, Rye Spur and Wilderness Trails

Please post maintenance hours in our Trail Work Log. Include drive time to and from the trail location. This helps us track volunteer hours and is especially important when applying for grants as it shows community support!

If you want to get involved in trail maintenance we post group events on our Meet-up site.
 

Fred Meyer's Community Rewards & AmazonSmile Helps KTA!

 
If you shop at Fred Meyer or Amazon you could be helping KTA with your purchases. There are “no strings attached” other than having to set-up an online account if you don’t have one.  
A frequently asked question about the Fred Meyer charity program is whether you lose your reward points by naming a charity.  The simple answer is NO. Here is a link to the frequently asked questions and information on how to link your rewards card. 


AmazonSmile is also simple to set-up. Follow this link to support of Klamath Trails Alliance or this link for more information.  With Amazon you will need to place your order on the AmazonSmile site in order in to generate contributions back to KTA.

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 Info@klamathtrails.org to join the mailing list for updates.
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