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Klamath Trails Alliance

 

April 2018



 
Monthly Trail Meeting

Date:   Friday, April 13th
Time:   Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Place:  205 Riverside Dr. (So. 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 by clicking here!

Trail News & Information

 

Spence Mountain Update

The Spence Mountain build season has officially commenced! The Dirt Mechanics team started trail construction the week of March 19th.  They’ve made great progress in spite of our fickle spring weather – snow, rain, wind and everything in between!
 
Recall the plan is to complete 10 miles of trail by June (if all goes well).  The emphasis is to grow our easy or green trail network this season.  New trails will connect with our Shoalwater Bay trailhead on the backside of Spence.  
 
View Alert!  There will be awesome views of Mt. McLoughlin and Shoalwater Bay.
Now Online: The Official KTA Meetup Group

We now have an official KTA Meetup Group. This site will be good to centralize Klamath Trails Alliance sponsored events such as maintenance days, KTA events and meetings. One-stop shopping for all things KTA. In order to receive notifications please sign-up. And Thank You!
 
 
News Tidbits Page on KTA Website

We have added a page to the KTA website that contains news items that are useful, but maybe not worthy of posting on the home page. These items will include things like trail conditions reports, upcoming events such as trail work groups, or just items of interest to trail users. We will try to keep it up to date and informative. To access this page click on the “news/images” tab above and go to “news tidbits”. Stay tuned for more exciting details as they become available.
Other News:
Hot Springs Rim Trail Update

As discussed in our last newsletter, the Hot Springs Rim Trail was an effort to create a continuous trail from the Oregon Tech "O" to Portland Street in the Pacific Terrace neighborhood utilizing public and private property (state, city, private and existing Geo Trail).  

As the project team prepared to gain approval for the City right-of-way portion of the alignment, two issues arose. (1) A site review by Dirt Mechanics (the same firm that has performed construction at Spence Mountain) revealed issues with cost and constructability. The steep terrain would compromise the design and increase cost. (2) Several neighbors raised objections to the project, primarily due to perceptions that the trail would result in decreased privacy, increased risk of fire, and increased traffic/parking issues in the area.  
 
The project team considered alternatives but in the end decided not to proceed with a project that was controversial or potentially unsuccessful. As a result, Oregon Tech is continuing to pursue funding for the northern portion of the trail, which is located on land owned by the State of Oregon. The project team will continue to look for a different route to connect the trail system to the neighborhoods to the south as opportunities arise.  
OC&E SOLVE-IT for Earth Day
  • Saturday, April 21
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come out and help clean-up the paved section of OC&E Woods Line State Trail for Earth Day! 

General Public Volunteers: Please meet at the Crosby St. Trailhead for the OC&E Woods line State Trail at 10 a.m. to receive your goodie bag with gloves, snack and water for the day.  

Gloves, trash bags, snacks and water provided for participants. Trash bags will be collected at the trailhead. 

For more information or to sign up go to the Solve Oregon website.  




If you have specific questions please contact Solve Opportunity Leader, Terra Kemper at terra.kemper@oregon.gov
How to Become Invovled 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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