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Klamath Trails Alliance

 

November 2017



 
Monthly Trail Meeting

Date:   Friday, Nov. 10th
Time:   Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Place:  205 Riverside Dr. (So. Portal Bldg) 

The purpose of our meeting is 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

No maintenance day this month.

Trail News & Information

 

Spence Mountain "Green Trail Challenge"

The KTA has big plans next year to grow the Spence trail system by 10 miles and needs your help. 
 
Do you want more green or easy trails? KTA members Ed and Sheryl Beverly do. They’ve generously donated $10,000 toward this goal and are challenging the community to match the donation. Here is what they have to say:
 
"Sheryl and I have lived all of our adult lives here in Klamath Falls. Our wonderful weather plus the great community that we live in, makes it easy to stay busy and active.  This is why we are excited to announce that we are supporting the KTA and challenging our friends and community with a $10,000 matching fund grant to build more green trails on the Spence Mountain Trail System. 
 
We are very excited about the new Shoalwater Bay Trailhead.  This section of Spence Mountain will give immediate access to a green trail system that follows the shore of Upper Klamath Lake, through stands of aspen and pine, heading toward the Eagle Ridge Boat Launch.  These trails will tie into the rest of the Spence Mountain trail system, but will also be a stand-alone green trail that can lead to intermediate trails (blue) and expert trails (black).   

We are glad to have the opportunity to give back to the community that has given us so much support while we worked, lived, played and raised our daughter. We hope you will join us in supporting this large community-funded hiking, trail running and mountain biking playground."
 
The emphasis for 2018’s build season is to grow KTA’s easy or green trail network to appeal to a wider audience. This includes walkers, beginner mountain bikers, families and active baby boomers. Please consider supporting the Green Trail Challenge through an online donation to our Spence Fund or by check made out to Klamath Trails Alliance (noting the Spence Fund) to P.O. Box 347, Klamath Falls, OR 97601.
 
Thank-you!
Come join the KTA at the Annual Meeting

Hard to believe that it’s almost time for our Annual Meeting. It will be held at Gaucho (corner Main & 11th) on Friday December 1st. Social hour begins at 5:30 and the meeting at 6:30.
This event gives active outdoor folks a chance to meet and mingle with others who like to run, bike and hike. It also gives KTA a chance to talk about our successes this past year.
 
We will give you the latest on Spence Mountain, talk about the Moore Park Master Plan and give you an idea of what we hope to do for the coming year.
 
Come join us for pizza and a beer or soda.

New and Renewing Board Members
 
Our bylaws require us to ask members to approve the slate of new and renewing Board Members. Your board feels that the following members represent your best interests.  Bylaws allow current members to propose their own board members. Here is the slate for the coming year:
 
Ed Beverly - returning Board Member. Ed has spearheaded and implemented the recent Spence Mountain trailhead project at Shoalwater Bay. His construction background has been invaluable to the success of both the Spence trailheads. In addition, Ed helps with trail maintenance. He’s the KTA liaison with the Klamath County Bicycle Advisory Board and the Klamath Basin Ski Club.
 
Dan Gailis - returning Board Member. Dan has served as Vice President since joining the Board. Dan is an active runner who has helped KTA with various projects, most recently by applying for a grant for the Spence Mountain trail system. He has also helped with the Kingsley Duathlon, installed maps in Moore Park Kiosks and helped with trail tool sharpening.
 
Kevin Jones -  returning Board Member. Kevin continues to be the chief advisor on Moore Park trail upgrades and maintenance as well as volunteering countless hours devoted to trail maintenance. Kevin’s dedication has greatly benefited our community health and fitness.
 
Wes Rogers - new Board Member. Wes is a native of Klamath Falls and has extensive knowledge of trails in the surrounding areas. He has a passion for building new trails and fixing the old ones. Wes is a welcome addition to our board.
 
Other News:
Crater Lake Trail Master Plan

Crater Lake National Park is working on a Trail Management Plan and looking for public input. The preliminary alternatives for the Trail Management Plan is on the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website. The comment period is open until Nov. 12.

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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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