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Klamath Trails Alliance

TRAIL NEWS 
July 2021

Moore Park Bike Skills Area   


A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned to celebrate the new bike skills area on Friday, August 13th from 5 - 7 pm.  Please join us for food, refreshments and maybe even a ride to test your skills!  

Dirt Mechanics is currently wrapping up the final touches on the skills course and we will post a notice on Facebook when it is officially open.  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.

TPL, Community Partners Working to Conserve Spence Mountain  

 Press Release, The Trust for Public Land, July 6, 2021



The Trust for Public Land, in partnership with the Klamath Trails Alliance and local partners, is working to purchase and conserve Spence Mountain and transfer ownership of the property to the Klamath County. 

 “The protection of Spence Mountain and its network of hiking and biking trails has truly been a community effort and would not have been possible without the support of many local groups like the Klamath County Commissioners and Klamath Trails Alliance,” said Kristin Kovalik, Oregon Director of Land Conservation for The Trust for Public Land. “Expanded public access here will strengthen the local recreation economy, allowing businesses and residents to benefit from this shared community asset.” 

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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. 

Ride The Rim seeks volunteers 

Crater Lake National Park, in partnership with Discover Klamath and Friends of Crater Lake National Park, will host the annual Ride the Rim days September 11 and 18.

On these consecutive Saturdays, East Rim Drive from North Junction to Park Headquarters will be closed to motorized vehicles from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to allow for non-motorized recreation including biking, hiking, and running.

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Trail Maintenance - June 2021


Volunteer hours for June totaled 130 hours last month.

Highlights for June:
Moore Mtn - 10 hrs, brushing, downfall 
Spence Mtn - 8 hrs, brushing, raking, downfall
High Lakes - 10 hrs, downfall, clear debris, fill holes
Wilderness - 34 hrs, downfall, water bars, clear debris
Brown Mtn - 31 hrs, downfall, brushed, replaced sign
Rye Spur - 17 hrs,  cleared downfall and raked
Lake of the Woods - 4 hrs, cleared downfall
Geo Trail - 16 hrs, weed trimmed and raked 

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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