MCCT invited to present to CA State Recreational Trails Committee

Presenters l to r: Jennifer Tripp, Maryanne Vancio, Mary Boblet, Laura Thompson

California State Parks holds an annual Trails & Greenways Conference that brings in all the major trails managers and builders from around the state as well as the various and dedicated interest groups who use and maintain them. It truly is a great learning experience.

4 of the state’s major trail organizations were invited to speak on their trail’s progress and challenges at the annual CA State Recreational Trails Committee meeting held in conjunction with this conference last year.

Pacific Crest Trail — Jennifer Tripp with the Pacific Crest Trail Association reported on the founding, partners and length of this National Scenic Trail and the mission of the Association.

Trans County Trail (or Sea to Sea Trail) — Maryanne Vancio of San Diego County reported on the MOU, location and barriers to completion.

Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail — Mary Boblet with Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail Council reported on the organizational structure, location, goals, partners, and challenges of completing this 300 mile long route.

San Francisco Bay Trail— Laura Thompson from the Association of Bay Area Governments reported on the partners, funding and challenges with this trail.

A look at funding sources 2009-2010

We are blessed that over $18,000 has come in in the past year to support the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail.

A view of the North Fork Mokelumne River from Moore Creek, in the Upper Mokelumne River Canyon Segment.

What does that translate into for on-the-ground projects?

  • trail signs and kiosks along 16 miles of trail between Moore Creek and Corral Hollow, just outside Bear Valley
  • GPS technology and GIS software to complete a virtual trail planning tool on our website
  • additional opportunities to scope trail alignment in the Delta region

Thanks to everyone for supporting this trail!