Monday, March 28, 2016

Upcoming Dates

March 28th - Greater Prescott Trails Planning meeting - Boys and Girls Club - Pleasant and Aubry in Prescott 6pm.    

April 20th - General Volunteer Orientations - if you want to volunteer with the Forest Service you need to go to one of these meetings to get certified.  All day long contact the Prescott Forest Service for details.

May 21st - Crew Leader Training.  With the Adopt a Trail program coming back on line if you want to actually go out and do work on your trail you adopt then you need to be a crew leader.  This is an all day class.  Contact Prescott Forest Service for details.

And, if you ever have an bad incident on the trail please report it to Jason Williams at Prescott Forest Service.  He and PTSC can not do anything about it unless it is reported.  Side note - He also likes to hear about good experiences too!   You can always use the Trail Experience form on this site.  The report goes to Jason immediately.

What's happening?

Exciting things are happening at PTSC! 

Our Trail Ambassador program is moving right a long.  We are in the final stages of clearing everything with the forest service.  Once we have it approved we will put out the community for volunteers and support.

Bells on Bikes campaign has gone very well and has been well received with the bikers, horsemen and hikers.  Remember if you hear a bell it is isn't to say get off the trail it is saying "Hi, I am letting you know I am here, so don't freak out".

We have had responses from all the user groups about dogs being off leash.  We all love our dogs but it can be dangerous to them being off leash.  Horses can spook and try to kick or stomp the dogs, bikers can run over them if they run out in front of them on the trail, and other hikers that are not dog friendly can kick them or hit them with their walking sticks.  Please be respectful and keep your dogs on leash or at least hook them up when you see someone on the trail.

The Whiskey Off Road Bike Race is coming again this year... April 29-May 1st.   This year the course changed a bit to include 396 - GoldWater trails.    So from now until the race you may see more than usual amount of bikers on 396 and on Wolverton (9415).   The weekend of April 1st is the unofficial pre-ride, it will be very busy out there, please plan accordingly.