Schedule of Activities

 

 

We have many activities during the year. The calendar linked below is the best way to find out information on what is happening on any particular month.

 

Due to the overwhelming requests to attend our field trips, they are restricted to members only. Memberships are very inexpensive and you can join here: Membership

 

For a calendar of our upcoming events, click here.

 

                              

 

Well, it’s now in the fall and the virus is still with us so we won’t be having any activities in 2020. Hopefully, by spring of next year restrictions will have eased up and we will be able to plan a few trips and get out in the field. When that happens, outings will be posted here. Stay healthy everyone!!

 

On our work trips, we can always use help and it’s an outstanding way for anyone to contribute to preserving our western heritage and having a great time too. Don’t let the work party name scare you off from attending, the work is easy and we always need note takers, photographers and “superintendents” – no experience necessary.
Our fun trips are just that. We follow an emigrant trail, view actual trail traces, and an historian will talk about what went happened on specific sections of the trail. Children of all ages are very welcome on our trips and it’s a great way to pass on a little history while having fun.
If you’re even thinking of attending one of these, let us know as that will put you on the mailing list for more on that trip’s information as it becomes available. It is best to email our trip coordinator at the email below.

 

trailactivities(at)emigranttrailswest.org

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The field trips for this year are posted on the calendar above. If you are interested in attending any of them, contact our Trip Coordinator.

 

The field trips for 2019 are all completed and here’s a list of what we accomplished.

 

July 15th & 16th – We ran the entire length of the Yreka Trail from where it departs the Applegate south of Klamath Lake to trails end in Yreka, California. This was another great trip and we spent lots of time looking at trail traces, and sadly, a few emigrant graves along the way.

 

August 19th to 21st – This trip was along what we call the second section of the Applegate running from Goose Lake, California to Ashland, Oregon. We hadn’t run this trail in over ten years and had a wonderful time revisiting many great original trail sections. We hiked a long section that most attendees had never seen along Fletcher creek. There are no roads in this area which made the hike even better. Along the way we checked out a large tree (still standing) that the emigrants blazed to indicate where to leave the creek and head overland. All in all, one of our best trips

 

September 12th & 13th – This was our second outing along this road and we finished installing new markers to finish our work on the east side of the Sierra for this project.

 

                                  

 

During the year, we usually have several one day trips to do marker maintenance and move markers to better locations. If you would like to be advised of when these are happening, contact our Trail Activity Coordinator at the email address below.

 

trailactivities(at)emigranttrailswest.org

 

                  

 

We could use your help!!

 

With all the markers we have out on the trails, many of them are getting to where they need maintenance work. Attached here is an updated PDF version of our Inspection Report form that can be printed out and it would be a great help if anyone out on a trail would take a copy along and fill it out as they pass by a marker. It would also be a big help if you would fill it out even if a marker is fine. That way we’ll know that someone won’t need to make a special trip to check it. Here is a Word version of the form that you should be able to fill out on your computer and then attach to an email back to us at:

markermtce(at)emigranttrailswest.org

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Thanks, this would be a big help in our continuing efforts to maintain our markers.

 

                  

 

RULES & REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAILS WEST FIELD TRIPS

 

We, as an organization, have certain responsibilities on our outings. Because of that, we have developed a set of Rules & Requirements that each participant must adhere to when joining us on one of our trips. You may review them by clicking here.

If you do not have the type of necessary vehicle and are still interested in joining us on a trip, please contact the trip leader. Many times there will be room in someone else’s rig and arrangements can be made to accommodate an extra passenger or two.

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