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Planning Ahead

Hospital news | Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Contact: Thomas Hottman

Klamath Trails Alliance meeting today

The Klamath Trails Alliance will hold its monthly trail meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. today in the South Portal Building, 205 Riverside Drive, according to a news release.

The meeting is open to the public and will be a roundtable discussion to gather ideas to further the KTA mission of nonmotorized trail development, maintenance and advocacy.

Geo Trail maintenance day Saturday

The Klamath Trails Alliance will host a trail maintenance day from 7:45 a.m. to noon Saturday, according to a news release.

Through a partnership with Sky Lakes Medical Center, Oregon Institute of Technology and the KTA a new trail, the Geo Trail, is being developed in Klamath Falls. The public is invited to visit the trail, and help with maintenance, Saturday during the group's monthly trail maintenance day. KTA will groom the sides of the trail. Those planning to help on trail maintenance are asked to bring a flat rake.

To participate, meet at the gravel parking lot near OIT's Geothermal Power Plant Building. To reach the site, travel up the hill past OIT, to the right, on Campus Drive and where it dead ends into Bryant Williams Drive, go straight into the gravel parking area. On Google maps, the road is designated at Town Center Drive. For more information, email Justin Rodriguez at or call 541-274-0015. For more information about the KTA, visit

Cleetwood Trail to close for season Aug. 15

The Cleetwood Cove Trail will close early this year for emergency repairs and to upgrade the trailhead parking lot (which will include the addition of 58 parking spaces). Starting Monday, Aug. 15, there will be no access to the shore of Crater Lake until the summer of 2017. The Cleetwood Cove Trail is the only legal access to the shore of Crater Lake. The trail is usually open from mid-June to late October.

East Rim Drive will be vehicle-free Sept. 17 and 24

On Saturday Sept. 17 and 24, motor vehicles will not be allowed on Crater Lake National Park's East Rim Drive. Bicyclists and pedestrians will have an opportunity to enjoy 24 miles of scenic roadway without vehicle noise and traffic.

The part of the road closed for this event will be from North Junction to Park Headquarters. The elevation ranges between 6450 feet and 7050 feet on this section. Recent rock scaling has resulted in rough road surfaces in the Dutton Ridge area.

For more information, visit