UPCOMING TRAIL WORK PARTIES:

Welcome to almost SPRING!  Please take a look at our up coming TRAIL WORK PARTY DATES by CLICKING HERE.  We hope you will join us maintain the trails.  Do your part to keep the trails clean and clear.  THANK YOU!
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Jack Ash Trail OverviewJacksonville to Ashland Proposed Trail System: “Jack-Ash” Trail


The Jack-Ash Trail is a “general” idea of the route for the proposed SUTA trail system and is very preliminary in nature. The combination of needing BLM approvals and private landowner involvement may mean this route changes substantially over time. SUTA will post revised maps as the route becomes developed. The trail system may also be expanded as short loops are added in key areas to enhance trail use and access or local residents come up with expansions for trails already in existence on either public or private lands.

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Deming Gulch Trail Work Party, February 20, 2016

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Dear Sterling Mine Ditch Trail Enthusiasts,

We have a special treat for our next trail work party – re-opening a short but lovely section of the ditch near the Deming Horse Trailer Parking area.  After this work party, a crew will come in to build two small puncheon bridges  and the section can be opened for use.  PuncheonBridgeWe are excited.

When:  February 20th – Saturday

   8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (includes lunch provided by SUTA)

 Where:   Meet at Deming Horse Trailer Parking Area at 8:30 AM (3/10ths of a mile beyond the Deming Trailhead).  To reach parking area, turn-off Sterling Creek Rd near the 9 mile marker onto BLM’s Armstrong-Deming Rd – new Sterling Mine Ditch Trail sign opposite turn.  Turn left at the “T” and drive about 1 mile to the horse trailer parking area. For detailed driving directions click HERE.

 What:  Brushing and tread work along the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail to re-open a long-abandoned section of the trail and to prepare for two new puncheon bridges. Short hike down/up road from the parking area to the intersection with the ditch.

 What to Bring: Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers and bring a warm hat and gloves—much of this trail section is shaded in the winter–it can be quite cold.  If you have them, please bring loppers, a pruning saw or a tread tool such as a Pulaski, grubber, or sturdy shovel.  Bring water and whatever special snacks you like.  SUTA supplies additional trail tools, delicious home-baked snacks to fuel you on the trail, as well as lunch.

 RSVP:  If you plan to come, please email SUTAoregoncontact@gmail.com so we can plan the work party and food!  Thank you!

The dates for future SUTA trail work parties are:

March 19, 2016

April 9, 2016

April 30, 2016

 

We look forward to seeing you out on the trail and on a work party!

SUTA’s 1st 2016 Sterling Mine Ditch Trail Work Party

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UPDATE:  OUR JANUARY 23rd Trail Party was RAINED OUT!  

Please see revised dates for future work parties!  THANK YOU!


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Come help us maintain the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail. We will hope for no rain in our second attempt to work on the trail near Armstrong Gulch.  Great views, lovely winter woods, good company, and an easy 4 to 6 mile hike out-and-back.

When January 23rd – Saturday   8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (includes lunch provided by SUTA)

Where:   Meet at Armstrong Trailhead off of Sterling Creek Road at 8:30AM. Turn-off for trailhead near the 9 mile marker on Sterling Creek Rd; turn right at the “T” and drive about ½ a mile to the Armstrong Trailhead.   For detailed driving directions click here.

What:  Brushing and tread work along the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail from the Armstrong Trailhead heading south (flat 4 – 6 mile hike round-trip – a ½ mile  climb up/down the Armstrong access trail to trail).  Install a beautiful new mountain profile sign created by local metal artist Joe Ruskin!  The sign identifies the mountains you see at a great vista about 1.5 miles south of the Armstrong Trialhead.

What to Bring: Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers and bring a warm hat and gloves—much of this trail section is shaded in the winter–it can be quite cold.  If you have them, please bring loppers, a pruning saw or a tread tool such as a Pulaski, grubber, or sturdy shovel.  Bring water and whatever special snacks you like.  SUTA supplies additional trail tools, delicious home-baked snacks to fuel you on the trail, as well as lunch.

RSVP:  If you plan to come, please email SUTAoregoncontact@gmail.com so we can plan the work party and food!  Thank you.

The dates for future SUTA trail work parties are:

REVISED DATES after January 23rd Trail Work Party canceled due to rain.

Feb 20, 2016

March 19, 2016

April 09, 2016

April 30, 2016

 We look forward to seeing you out on the trail and on a work party!