KTA Trail Work Summary 2019
Spence Mountain Trail Work Update May 2020
The trail work season for Spence Mountain is getting toward the end and a portion of Spence Peak Tr is now open. It is open from the Junction with Mazama Tr to J5 (where Captain Jack terminates) – about 3.7 miles in length. They will continue working on the rest and soon we will have about 6 miles of new trails on the west side of Spence Mountain. These trails will provide lots of new routes and loops.
1) Spence Peak Tr (Blue): This trail will be a continuation of the short trail to the top of the mountain that branches off of South Ridge Tr at Jct 2. This trail now ends about 1/4 mile beyond the top of the mountain at a road (Spence Peak Rd). Dead-ending as it does it doesn’t get much use beyond the top of the mountain. The new trail will continue down the mountain to Jct 3 and will serve as a climbing route from the west (descending also). The trail will continue down to Jct 5 and again serve as a better climbing route (replacing the blue portion of North Ridge Tr). The trail will continue down the west side of the mountain eventually terminating at Mazama Tr near the crossing with Eagle Ridge Rd.
2) Peak Tie Tr (Green): This trail starts at the top of the green portion of Mazama and will head northwest to intersect with Spence Peak trail about half-way to the top. This connection is important as there was no easy way to get back to the Shoalwater trailhead from Mazama other than going up a road, a very long loop, or turning around and going back.
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