The Third Annual STA Hiker Challenge gets underway the second and third weekends of January. Participants will begin in the south at the new southern terminus at Leatherwood in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and head north. Backpackers can choose on of two teams to hike with and can switch back and forth between teams. Team 1 hikes on the second weekend and Team 2 hikes on the third weekend.
Registration is now open with a limit of 60 participants total. More detailed information on the schedule, equipment, cost is found on the 2014 Hiker Challenge page. Click this link 2014 Hiker Challenge Info
The STA opened its first regional office in Morehead recently with the help of our partners, Morehead Tourism Commision and the Morehead Conference Center. The new office is co-located within the Conference Center offices. Office hours are flexible at the moment as we ramp up the Trail Town Initiative and work the re-route of the Trace down Main Street in Morehead.
Call before you come if you want to speak with the ED. If you want information, brochures, maps, guidebooks, the Conference Center staff can assist you.
The long planned reroute of the Trace in the Morehead Kentucky area has moved one step closer to reality with the issuing of the "Scoping Documents" by the Forest Service. The document, available for download by clicking here, details the reasons for the reroute, the planned new route and the process for public comment in support or against this action.
From the day the STA was organized, this section of the Trace has been the number one priority for reroute to increase user safety, shorten the number of road miles, and to provide potential economic stimulus to the downtown business district.
If the planned reroute is approved, the STA anticipates construction on the new trail off Mills Branch Road to begin in the late summer of 2014.
A 501(c)3 non-profit formed to protect, preserve, and promote the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail as a significant national resource for the enjoyment of hikers, bikers, and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people.
Office: 111 East First Street, Morehead, Ky. 40351 --- Telephone: 606.386.3636 --- Email: email@example.com
The STA Board of Directors has given final approval for the opening of a "Visitor and Training Center" in Livingston, Kentucky. The location is near the center point of the Trace and positions the organization near the interstate on within 8 miles of the Trace.
Volunteers are needed, starting Saturday, March 1, to help renovate two classrooms in the old Livingston High School building, on Rt 25 in Livingston. We will be collocated with the Livingston Trail Town Visitor Center and this move will enable us to hold training opportunities to enhance the capabilities of our volunteers and the organization. To volunteer for the work on March 1st visit this link.
Monetary tax-deductible donations are needed to help us see this vision become a reality. Send checks to the office in Morehead or use our Paypal account to make a credit card donation.