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Klamath Trails Alliance

 

July 2019



 
Monthly Trail Meeting

Date:   Friday, July 12th
Time:   12:00 pm 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.
History of Moore Mountain Trail Names (Eulalona Area)

We got to musing about the Moore Park trails and how they were named. So, we asked our trail folks for help. There are colorful stories behind some of the names but to keep it brief we included just a sentence or two.  In total there are 36 trails names, so they will be broken up into three geographic sections starting with trails near the Eulalona area.

Eulalona - named after the Eulalona Indian Village that was in this area.
Southie - trail is the farthest south in Moore Park.
Blueberry - patches of wild blueberries growing next to the trail.
Sunrise - during trail construction in the early morning the view would be a glorious sunrise.
Cutter - trail was made by hikers cutting across the hillside.
Whiskeytown - after the town in northern California.
T-Bar - after the fire, this trail was built. All the brush had been burnt and revealed all the bum camps. One of the camps had porno mags. The trail was actually named after a type of local bar.
T-bag - the trail was built before dropper seat posts. The trail is so hard to ride that at least one of the trail builders rammed his seat into his you-know-what.
Stonehenge - at one time tall rock stacks were stacked at the bottom by the big juniper tree.  They were taken down at the suggestion of the tribes because they could be construed as Indian artifacts. 
Ratcamp - named after the many bum camps found when the trail was built.
Sidewinder - trail snakes around the ridge like a snake.
Sawmill - named after the Moore Sawmill
Autobahn - because it is a fast and flowy.
Powerline - Pacific Power easement road for the power line.
 


Trail News & Information





New signs were installed on the Brown Mountain trail to help with route finding and to recognize KTA for many hours of volunteer trail work. Go for a hike/run/ride and check it out!
New Picnic Tables at Spence

Two new picnic tables were recently installed at both trailheads at Spence Mountain.  Many thanks to Eric Andrews and Michael Schaaf for their help installing them!

June Trail Work Log

June was another productive month with 143 hours of trail maintenance. Through June we’ve tallied up 784 volunteer hours compared to 466 hours last year, a 68% increase!  

Notable projects including logging out and brushing the Mt. McLoughlin trail and PCT trail on both sides of Hwy 140, raking High Lakes trail, repainting wooden signs on High Lakes trail, installing new trail reassurance marker signs on Brown Mt. trail and installing new picnic tables at both Spence Mt. trailheads.  

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 the lower half of the Mt. McLoughlin Trail and an adjoining section of Pacific Crest Trail through the Forest Service's Adopt-A-Trail program.
 
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.    
 
 
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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