Apr
28
Sat
2012
A Wildflower Hike @ Little Applegate to Tunnel Ridge
Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm – Apr 29 @ 2:45 am

April 28, 2012  – Saturday

A lovely hike on the gorgeous Little Applegate to Tunnel Ridge section of the Trail.  The focus is on wildflowers but if you happen to bring a clipper we might stop to snip at an encroaching twig here and there as we  enjoy the wealth of flowers found on this trail section.  Bring a lunch – we’ll stop for a picnic along the way and enjoy great views of the surrounding mountains. Meet at Buncom 9:30 AM to carpool to the Little Applegate Trailhead.

Mar
19
Sat
2016
March 2016 Trail Work Party @ Little Applegate Trailhead
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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The meadows will be bright green and the wildflowers should be popping for our next trail work party starting at the Little Applegate Trailhead.  To cap it off, two SUTA volunteers – Debbie and Greg Schultz owners of the Schultz Winery (see below)- have generously offered to provide a 10% discount on their wines or glass pours at their just-opened tasting room for anyone coming to the March 19th work party. 815179

When:  March 19th – Saturday   8:30 AM – 1:30 PM (includes lunch provided by SUTA)

Where:   Meet at Buncom (corner of Little Applegate Rd and Sterling Creek Rd) to carpool to Little Applegate Trailhead on Little Applegate Road. For detailed driving directions  click HERE.

What:  Brushing and tread work along the access trail and the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail.  We will go about half-way towards Tunnel Ridge and turn around and come back to the Little Applegate Trailhead for lunch about a six mile hike.

What to Bring: Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers and bring gloves. .  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: 

  • April 9, 2016 – Working near Wolf Gulch
  • April 30, 2016 – Working from the Tunnel Ridge trailhead most likely

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

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Greg and Debbie Schultz’s new tasting room is at:

  755 Slagle Creek Rd., Grants Pass

   541-414-8448

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Trail Work Party – April 2017 @ Little Applegate Trailhead
Apr 8 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Trail Work Party - April 2017 @ Little Applegate Trailhead | Buncom | Oregon | United States

Bonus maintenance work party on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail—morels and wild flowers and more!   We need your help keeping this distant segment of the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail in top shape.

This is a make-up work party—we had to cancel an earlier work party due to rain—to help keep the trail clear in 2017

On Saturday, Apirl 8th we will be working from the Little Applegate TH up and over the bypass to Muddy Gulch.  This stretch has among the best wildflower displays the SMDT has to offer, and keen eyes have often spotted morels growing near the trail. Plan on a 4-6 mile roundtrip hike.  Enjoy the satisfaction of keeping this trail open, the good company, and trail snacks and lunch.

Where:  Meet at Buncom, the corner of Little Applegate and Sterling Creek Roads,  at 8:30AM  for a carpool to the Little Applegate TH.  (Detailed driving directions CLICK HERE )

When:  Saturday, April 8th, 2017 8:30AM-1:30PM (includes lunch provided by SUTA)

What:  Trail maintenance on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail.  We cancel only if heavy rain is forecast.

What to Bring: Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers and bring gloves.  Bring water and whatever special snacks you like.  If you have them, please bring loppers, a pruning saw or a tread tool such as a Pulaski, grubber, rake or sturdy shovel.

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

 

Next Spring 2017 Trail Work Party

 May 13th – Jack-Ash Trail Construction Party on Anderson Butte – details to come (The April 22nd event has been  rescheduled to this date)

Feb
24
Sat
2018
Little Applegate TH Trail Work Party – February 24, 2018 @ Little Applegate Trailhead
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Little Applegate TH Trail Work Party - February 24, 2018 @ Little Applegate Trailhead | Buncom | Oregon | United States

THIS WORK PARTY IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: The combined impact of the weather forecast and wet trail conditions make our plans for this Saturday sound like a miserable way to spend part of a day – even on a pretty trail. Trail work parties are supposed to be fun – not a slog working in slick conditions in freezing rain or snow. I mentioned the possibility about three weeks ago of seeing early wildflowers owing to the warm weather. They’re now frozen so you won’t be missing a big show of flowers this weekend! However, by March 17th – our next planned work party at Armstrong Trailhead – we should definitely see some flowers out – we hope. 

Thank you to all of you who planned to come help. We hope to see you in March. 

Have a nice weekend.
Hope Robertson
SUTA

This month we will work from the Little Applegate Trailhead toward Tunnel Ridge TH. With the ridiculously warm weather we have been having we may see some early wildflowers.  This will be an out and back hike totaling about four to five miles – depending upon how far we get! Great views and a lovely hike.

Where:  Meet at Buncom (corner of Sterling Creek Rd and Little Applegate Rd at 8:30 AM.  We will carpool/caravan to the Little Applegate Trailhead.

When:  Saturday, February 24, 2018     CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

8:30AM-1:30PM (SUTA provides lunch)

What:  Trail maintenance on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail – cutting/digging out encroaching vegetation and some tread work as needed.  We cancel only if heavy rain is forecast.

What to Bring: Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, dress in layers and bring gloves.  Bring water and whatever special snacks you like.  If you have them, please bring loppers, a pruning saw or a tread tool such as a Pulaski, grubber, rake or sturdy shovel.

 

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

SUTA’s 2018 Trail Work Party Schedule       

      • March 17, 2018 – Armstrong Trailhead working east
      • April 14, 2018   – Jack-Ash Trail work party (Location TBD)

 

Feb
22
Sat
2020
Trail Work Party – February 22, 2020 @ Tunnel Ridge TH
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join SUTA for its Fourth Trail Work Party of the Season

~~ Saturday, February 22, 2020  ~~  

Where: Tunnel Ridge Trailhead. This month we will be working on maintenance between the Tunnel Ridge and Little Applegate trailheads. We’ll be doing light maintenance and tread repairs as needed. If we have enough volunteers, a smaller group may also jump ahead to work on the Little Applegate bypass. Expect to hike about 4-5 miles total for the day. Looking forward to seeing you all!

When:  Saturday, February 22, 2020  ~   8:30AM-1:30PM  ~ (SUTA provides lunch)

What: Trail maintenance on the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail involves cutting or digging out encroaching vegetation, and widening the trail tread in some areas.  We cancel only if heavy rain or snow is forecast.

What to Bring: Wear comfortable hiking or work boots, work gloves, and dress in layers.  Bring water and whatever special snacks you may need—SUTA volunteers will bake homemade snacks! SUTA provides tools, but if you have a favorite lopper or pruning saw, bring them.

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

 

SUTA’s Trail Work Schedule  ~  Saturdays ~ Winter/Spring 2020 

March 21

April 18

   

Thank you for helping us keep these community trails open for use!

Mar
21
Sat
2020
Little Applegate TH Trail Work Party – March 21, 2020 is CANCELLED @ Little Applegate TH
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Little Applegate TH Trail Work Party - March 21, 2020 is CANCELLED @ Little Applegate TH | Oregon | United States

 

 Due to the public health recommendations to avoid public gatherings to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we’re reluctantly cancelling this month’s work party. 

 

The final work party of the season will be on April 18th

 

 

SUTA’s Trail Work Schedule  ~  Saturdays ~ Winter/Spring 2020 

April 18

   

Thank you for helping us keep these community trails open for use!