Sierra Buttes Stewardship Trail Days

Listen to Bob Gage Explain Train Etiquette (3mb MOV)

Did you ever wonder who should go first when horse and bike meet on the trail?  Or what to do when a hiker and biker meet face to face while traveling around a bend? 

The Plumas National Forest was on hand recently to help Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) demonstrate how to “share the trails” of the forest at their recent Trails Day event.  An illustration of proper trail etiquette, protocol and procedure for trail users was demonstrated at the Plumas County Fairgrounds by hikers, bikers and horse riders.  Participants actively demonstrated potential trail scenarios using bikes, horses, backpacks and even a bear – Smokey Bear! 

Bob and Becky Gage of California State Horsemen of California (CSHC) and horsewomen Melissa Hood, Diane Uchytil and Donnal Nichols of High Mountain Riders also participated along with their horses.  Avid bicyclist Pete Hochrein, a USFS retiree as well as an SBTS member, rode his bike in the demo to show us how to “share the trail”.

Smokey Bear was accompanied by Plumas Fire Engine #24 and was escorted by Forest Patrol Officer Patrick Callahan.