Month: December 2021

Member appreciation prize winners

November was member appreciation month with NWTA. All you had to do was be a member, and you had a chance to win prizes from Lolo Racks or Trans Cascadia Excursions, both Northwest Trail Alliance sponsors. The lucky winner of a Lolo Rack was NWTA member Peter Dydo. He picked up his rack at Lolo HQ in NE … Read More

TSI Hits the Road

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) The Trail Sustainability Institute (TSI) is NWTA’s educational branch of the organization that was established in the Summer of 2019. Within TSI is our beloved Trail School. Here, we offer folks who may be new(er) to trail maintenance an opportunity to get their hands dirty while learning … Read More

Crew Leader Training Recap

Written by Nancy Stone, Education & Sustainability Director ([email protected]) Crew Leaders, by nature, are typically a hearty bunch of folks. This was put to the test when both new and established Crew Leaders gathered at Sandy Ridge on Saturday (12/11) for Crew Leader training. As temperatures hovered around 40° and the rain poured down, these leaders … Read More

North Coast Trail Alliance Updates

We will be working on trail maintenance and trail building at Klootchy throughout the fall and winter. Beginners are welcome- we have projects at every level. We will be announcing dig days on social media and through newsletters. Watch for special events! The first Klootchy Creek dig day is on 12/18. Click HERE to register. We’re … Read More

Tillamook State Forest Work Party Recap (12/4)

Written by Nathan Frechen, Tillamook LST ([email protected]) On Saturday (12/4), 22 brave souls braved the logging roads and impending rain to break ground on the .35 mile Gales Creek re-route in the Tillamook State Forest. The re-route will avoid a 200-yard section of the existing fall line trail that is challenging to ride in both … Read More

NWTA Instructor Interview – Nell Stamper

Name: Nell StamperPreferred Pronouns: She/her/hers How long have you been a part of NWTA? I have been volunteering with NWTA since 2017, doing trail work and helping at events. I joined the NWTA Board of Directors in 2020, as a liaison with the North Coast chapter. What made you interested in becoming an instructor? I … Read More

Rocky Point Work Party Recap (12/4)

Written by Charles Kim, Trail Crew Lead On Saturday (12/4), 13 intrepid volunteers braved the cold and rainy weather to work on much-needed maintenance on the top of Highline. The rain guts and brake bumps were smoothed out from the start, along with adding and buffing drainage. Several berms were added to help with the … Read More

Tillamook LST Announcement

Written by Jim Lemonds (Mt. St. Helens & Growlers Gulch LST) [email protected] Nathan Frechen is the new NWTA Local Stewardship Team Lead in the Tillamook State Forest, building on the great work that PUMP/NWTA has done in the past and most recently by Ben McCormack and Tim Mathews. His focus will be on typical maintenance … Read More

Stub News

Written by Ted Dodd ([email protected]) TRAIL NINJAS Trail Ninjas have been busy this fall dig season, accomplishing multiple projects.  What is a Stub Stewart Trail Ninja?   The program is for volunteers that work in small teams -or who work on solo missions (trail projects).   For NWTA to work within our volunteer stewardship agreement at the Park, … Read More