National Public Lands Day Event at the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail –  September 24, 2016


Who:  BLM is hosting a National Public Lands Day event on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail – with help from SUTA.

What:  Volunteers will help re-route a steep section of trail that currently goes over the tunnel.  At the 2014 Public Lands Day event, we re-routed the trail on the other side of the tunnel with the crew shown below.  This time we will tackle the section shown in the picture, making a smoother and safer route for trail users to enjoy.  We will create a new trail segment between the Tunnel Ridge access trail and Sterling Mine Ditch Trail and decommission the old trail section.  Great views, fun work and entertaining people!  There is a moderate 1 mile hike to get to the work site; volunteers should be prepared to hike and be away from their vehicles for several hours. Bring water, and gloves.  A bagged lunch will be provided to carry up to the site.  Siskiyou Upland Trails Association (SUTA) will bake treats for everyone to enjoy during the morning.

Where:  Meet at the Tunnel Ridge Trailhead of the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail, Little Applegate Road

When:  Saturday, Sept 24, 2016 from  8:30 AM – 1 PM

For more information about the National Environmental Education Foundation and the National Public Trails Day Official website:

Directions to Tunnel Ridge Trailhead:   PDF Download

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