trails

Richard Wood/Wikimedia

Taking a good long hike can send your mind in a lot of different directions. 

On one long hike, Robert Moor focused on the ground beneath him.  Specifically, the trail he was hiking. 

Every pathway has a story, and he got interested in finding out some of the stories.  He compiles his explorations in a book titled simply On Trails, which covers several continents and trails, ranging from the miniscule to the massive. 

Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve

The sign says BLM, but the Horsetown Clear Creek Preserve near Redding includes 27 acres of land owned by a private non-profit group. 

The group, which bears the name of the preserve--call it HCCP--just won an award from the Bureau of Land Management for two decades of solid work. 

HCCP volunteers perform preservation work, provide educational programs to help young people better understand nature and our relationship to it, and other duties that maximize the use and enjoyment of the preserve. 

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

Forests have a way of regenerating after devastating fires.

Human-built amenities in or near the forests take a bit of time and attention.

The Biscuit Fire burned through the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest 13 years ago.

And it was just recently that members of the Siskiyou Mountain Club completed the rebuilding of a trail through the burn area.

Hiking The Bigfoot Trail

Jan 30, 2015
Tom Hilton/Wikimedia

Whether you believe in Bigfoot or not, you can certainly follow in his/her footsteps. 

Our region is the supposed stomping ground of the large and furry creature, and home to The Bigfoot Trail

Nature lover and Humboldt County resident Michael Kauffmann is the brains behind the idea of the 400-mile trail, a way to enjoy the incredible diversity of the Klamath Mountain region. 

Comment Deadline Looms On Jack-Ash Trail

Jan 26, 2015
BLM/Public Domain

Be careful if you say "Jack-Ash Trail" out loud… your words could be confused with something else. 

But at the moment, there's nothing quite like a trail that would allow hikers to walk the ridges between the Jackson County communities of Jacksonville and Ashland. 

Now you know where the name comes from. 

From Ditch Bank To Trail To ...?

Jun 30, 2014
BLM/Public Domain

One of the region's older trails is up for consideration as part of Oregon's system of State Designated Scenic Trails. 

The Sterling Mine Ditch Trail began life in Jacksonville's mining days, alongside the ditch built to carry water to hydraulic mining operations. 

The public can help decide if the trail will be included in the state system. 

Humboldt Bay Trail Gets A Boost

Apr 8, 2014
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

It might be a little early to start pumping up the bicycle tires, but the long-sought Humboldt Bay Trail from Eureka to Arcata is a step closer to reality. 

The state of California just ponied up $2 Million for studies that will push the project further along.