Annual TYSL meeting Jan. 13

The Trinity Youth Soccer League will be having its annual public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, via Zoom.  

Meeting ID: 715 3369 0779

Passcode: h6SvP3

AWE fund drive continues

Ascend Wilderness Experience has been doing an end-of-the-year fund drive to raise money for its 2022 youth and adult backpacking programs.

Ascend is a nonprofit organization based in Trinity County dedicated to creating opportunities for enhanced awareness of and connection to self, others, community and environment through wilderness adventures, education and stewardship.

Ascend achieves its mission by offering experience in wilderness that encourages personal and social development as well as appreciation for the natural environment with youth aged 6-18 as well as adults.

AWE relies on donations from the  community to thrive and continue providing important outdoor experiences and facilitating stewardship projects on local trails.

Send a check to Ascend at P.O. Box 3263, Weaverville, CA 96093 or donate through the website at www.ascendwilderness.org. Contact by email information.ascend@gmail.com or call 530-739-1177.

If you’d like to participate in summer trips, sign up for the AWE email newsletter through the website.

Recreate safely in winter

Want to go out and enjoy our snowy trails? Here are a few tips to help minimize the damage to trails during winter adventures.

1. If your bike makes a linear impression in the mud it can channelize water leading to destruction of the water bars and erosion on the trails. Try to come back to ride another day when the trails are drier or frozen.

2. When you are out walking, walk in the swampy areas, don’t walk around them. Walking around can cause damage to the shoulder of the trail leading to erosion, widening of the trail, and enlarge the swampy area.

3. For horse traffic, ensure that the trails are hard either frozen or dry to prevent damage to the trails.

4. Winter is the time for wildlife to conserve their energy if they get chased off they could use up vital energy stores they need to survive through the winter. Please leash your dogs if they chase birds, deer or rabbits.

If you are interested in helping to maintain the trails or remove brush on the side of trails, contact USFS Trails Program Manager Mike McFadin at 530-623-1760. He will be happy to provide you with instruction and lend tools as needed.

Happy hiking, biking, snowshoeing, skiing and wildlife viewing.

Seeking Bigfoot info

Author Tom Morris has been studying Bigfoot for years. Morris asks hikers and hunters that if any incidents involving Bigfoot come up, to notify him on his landline at 925-930-8123; send him an email at tommorris@msn.com and put BIGFOOT in subject line; or send a report in to the Bigfoot Field Research Organization, www.bfro.net/GDB/submitfm.asp.

The organization has sightings in Trinity County dating back as far as the 1960s and into the 2000s. Morris has interviewed witnesses in Trinity County as recent as last year, a few in the past several years.

Also, check out the Tom Morris experience on YouTube.