The STA has received final confirmation of our selection into the Google Trekker program. Working with our partner, Google, volunteers of the STA will hike 6 to 10 mile sections of the Trace carrying the Google Trekker camera system, capturing images ever few seconds 360 degrees around the trail. The images will then be sent back to Google where their team will convert the images into a full length online Sheltowee Trekker journey allowing users to travel the entire length of the Trace and visit sites along the Trace.
This process is volunteer intensive. We can only walk the Trace on good sunny almost perfect days so volunteers will need to be available on short notice and once committed be able to carry a 40 pound camera pack on their back along with water. A second support person will be on the team to also carry spare batteries etc along with food and water.
Volunteers are being recruited now to join the adventure and help us see the Trace become the first NRT to be so recorded and presented to the world. To volunteer, send an email to email@example.com with name and phone number.
Your financial support to the STA will help us see this project completed. While Google doesn't charge a fee to participate, the STA will incur some expenses in completing the program. You can help us by renewing your membership or becoming a member. Visit our member page here to sign up or renew. You can also make a donation to the STA by visiting our PayPal account firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work Begins on New .7 mile trail!
Click Here! See a short video produced by STA Board Member Jamison Hunt on the reroute work.
The long planned reroute of the Trace in the Morehead Kentucky area has been approved by the Forest Service for use. The reroute will move the Trace off Bluestone Road and U.S. 60 and take users on a route down past Eagle Lake on the campus of Morehead State University. Users will leave the campus at Main Street and transit across Morehead to the end of Main, cross U.S. 60 at the traffic light and onto Rt. 519 over to Clearfield. Across Clearfield users will connect with Mill Branch Road and when they arrive at the end (assuming a north to south route) will turn back onto Forest Service land. It is here that we will have to build a new .7 mile piece of trail.
Volunteers are needed now to help with this trail work. An initial workday produced a clear path for the trail. Now with a series of workday and many volunteer hours, we have to build the tread of the trail, insuring it is to Forest Service standards.
The next workday is Saturday, July 26 from 9 am to 4 pm. Volunteers should meet at the Morehead Conference Center and wear hard shoes and dress for the weather. Bring a water bottle. Additional water will be on site.
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12 runners, taking turns running sections over a 200 mile course that winds from Bourbon Distillery to Bourbon Distillery. Really? Really! And we need you. The STA has formed a team to run in the October 10,11 Bourbon Chase. This is a select, by lottery only, event and we are fortunate that the STA has a chance to be a part of this event. So if you are a runner and can run a couple times over the course of a 200 mile distance we need you.
We also need volunteers to drive the support vehicles carrying the team from section to section and volunteers to help with the organization of the race. If we do not have volunteers to help with the race we will be charged an extra fee so please consider helping on a part of the run for the 5 hours requested.
To volunteer to run or support the race, contact team organizer Dave Kosin at 859-492-6440 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org . Runners are asked to cover their portion of the team fee, about $200.00 which needs to be paid for by the end of June. Dave also has a Facebook group page for the team with a suggested training plan to help get you ready for this run.
Here is a chance for the STA to get the story of Team Turtle out to a broader public and continue our work protecting, preserving and promoting the Trace. For more information on the Bourbon Chase and to have some of your questions answered here is a link to their site.
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