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Sign up NOW for the South Summit 5K Trail Run !

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Mark Your Calendars to Run a 5K in the Fall Colors! Join us for the 3rd Annual South Summit Trails 5K at the High Star Ranch Trail. Don't miss out on the only trail 5K in the Kamas Valley! Afterward hang around Kamas and attend the 10th annual Harvest Festival presented by Recycle Utah which starts at Noon. WHAT: 3rd Annual South Summit Trail 5K. The course is challenging, but fun and beautiful! And it's the only trail race in the Kamas Valley. Event is chip-timed. REGISTER HERE: https://registermyrace.com/register/south-summit-5k-trail-run/774 WHEN: Saturday, October 5th, 2018 9 AM - 10:30 PM WHERE: Dejoria Center.…
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Are You Coming to Trailfest 2019?

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Mark Your Calendars Now for the 4th Annual Trailfest 2019 on Friday, June 14th

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WHAT: Family-friendly event with live music, dinner, kids games, silent auction, and bake sale. This is our annual fundraiser for the South Summit Trails Foundation to continue to build more trails in South Summit County. Come show your support for building local trails and meet some new folks in the community! Live Music by Honky Blue Tonky and Dinner by Kumbayah Kitchen.   WHEN: Friday, June 14th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM   WHERE: Oakley’s Cattlemen Hall at 911 W Center Street, Oakley, UT   WHO: Bring yourself, the kids, and invite other 'trail-loving' friends in the local community!…
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The Oakley Trail Park is Prime for Snowshoeing!

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Get outside this week and take the family snowshoeing at the Oakley Trail Park. The trail has been used quite a bit this winter, but you could make some fresh tracks in the new snow we just received from Mother Nature. Moose have been sighted on the trail so be aware of wildlife while on the trail. Get out for a snowshoe at the new Oakley Trail Park this week! You'll be glad you did.
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Steven’s Grove Trail is a Winter Wonderland This Time of Year!

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The Stevens Grove Trail is magical in the wintertime! ❄️ This trail really could use some snowshoe love to make the trail easy for other users - especially in the back section of the trail. The front half is pretty easy to walk in, as it's been more well used this winter. Don’t forget to carry your pet's waste out. Now let’s get outside!! ⛄️
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2nd Annual South Summit Trails 5K 10/6/18 9:00 AM

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Don't miss out on the only trail 5K in the Kamas Valley! WHAT: 2nd Annual South Summit Trail 5K. The course is challenging, but fun and beautiful! And it's the only trail race in the Kamas Valley. Event is chip-timed. REGISTER HERE: https://registermyrace.com/register/south-summit-5k-trail-run/601 WHEN: Saturday, October 6th, 2018 9 AM - 10:30 PM WHERE: Dejoria Center. 970 N. State Rd, Kamas, Utah 84036 South Summit Trails Foundation would greatly like to thank our 5K sponsors - they donate everything from winner's prizes to t-shirt costs and allow us to put on a most wonderful event for YOU! We are excited to announce the male and female winner…
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A New Trail Just Opened in the Kamas Valley!!

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Phase 1 of the "Oakley Trail Park" is NOW OPEN!! Join us for our grand opening on September 21st at 6 PM at the base of the trail. First off, we want to THANK EVERYONE who contributed their time, talents, and donation dollars to making this new trail opening a reality. We could not have done it without your support, or the support of Oakley City. THANK YOU! Now come on over, use your new trail in the Kamas Valley, and have fun!! The new trail is open for all types of non-motorized use, and consists of 3 miles of…
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We Broke Ground on a New Trail Expansion in Oakley!

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Trail building began on the new 'Oakley Trail Park' in July 2018! This non-motorized trail expansion will be open to all types of users including running, biking, hiking. History: The Oakley City Council approved a 2.5 mile, non motorized trail expansion to the Oakley Trail and old Oakley Water Tower Trail. This expansion will include lengthening and connecting existing trails, and expanding the system to include multiple mountain bike flow trails.
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SSTF Get Together

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We are having a big group meeting on Nov 15 at 6:30pm at the Oakley City Hall (960 west center, Oakley, UT). We plan to have refreshments with some social time. We will be updating everyone on what has been done this summer and what opportunities exist to get more involved. We hope to see you there.
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Live PC Give PC Thanks

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Many thanks to everyone who donated in the 2017 Live PC Give PC fundraising event. Extra big thanks to everyone who chose South Summit Trails Foundation as the recipient of the donations. We received $2,417 from 55 unique donors. In addition to these donations we also received $5,000 in matching grants from an anonymous donor. We are highly appreciative of all of you! We will put these funds to good trail use.
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STEVENS GROVE WORK DAY

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On November 11, join us from 8am to noon as we start work on the new trail at Stevens Grove. (Directions below). Steven's Grove is located where Millrace Rd. crosses the Weber River. With local support, Summit Land Conservation purchased this 1/2 mile of the Weber River, which will be turned over to Oakley City as a 20 acre public amenity. These beautiful trails will help individuals and families enjoy horse riding, walking, running and bike riding. Bring your work gloves, pruners, a rake and a friend to help us get this area ready for trail. Please RSVP to this email if you…
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FRANSON LANE PARK WORK PARTY

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Join us on Saturday, October 28, from 8am to noon. We will be helping Oakley resident Braxton Booth with his Eagle Scout Project of creating an exciting new perimeter trail at Franson Lane! The trail will be a non-motorized 1 mile loop in one of the prettiest areas of Oakley. If you haven't yet seen it, come to at least check out the park. Directions: turn east onto Weber Canyon at the Road Island Diner. Continue travelling east past New Lane. Franson Lane is the next road on the right. Go to the end of the road, park in the end of the…
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Live PC Give PC

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This is the biggest fundraising day of the year. Please... Please... Join thousands of donors on November 10th to support the future of Summit County. Donate to South Summit Trails Foundation and help us make trails a reality in the Kamas Valley. Click here to donate. On another note. Are you registered to vote? If not, click here to register now. The next election is on November 7. Make your voice heard in the Kamas Valley. Ensure you are registered to vote, get educated on the candidates, then cast your ballot to have a say in our local government. http://parkcitycf.org/event/live-pc-give-pc-2017/
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South Summit 5k Trail Run 10/7/17 8:30am

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2017 SOUTH SUMMIT 5K TRAIL RUN, SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER, 2017 8:30 AM MDT Thanks to all of you who joined the South Summit Trails Foundation's first 5K trail running race at High Star Ranch! Normally the trails are used for mountain biking only, but we had special permission to use the trails for this trail running race. After the race, hang around Kamas and enjoy the 8th annual Harvest Festival starting at noon, featuring local crafts, food, and non-profit fun! Event Location: High Star Ranch Trails 976 UT-32  Kamas, UT 84036 Race Results here.   [caption id="attachment_878" align="alignleft" width="300"] This event…
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South Summit Trailfest, an Annual Fundraiser June 9, 5:30-8:30 Cattleman’s Hall, Oakley

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Join us on June 9 for our second annual family friendly fun and games at Cattlemen's Hall in Oakley. Food by Kumbayah Kitchens - $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 11, and we'll be treated to live music by Honky Blue Tonky. There will be a silent auction, kids games and activities, and a clinic on changing a flat bike tire.       If you live in the area, bike or walk to the event!       Proceeds from the event go toward building trails at the new Stevens Preserve in Oakley.      We hope to…
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Trail ride, hike, run and dinner! May 17, 2017 6pm

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Meet us at High Star in the gravel parking lot.  We will be exploring the new trails together on bike or foot.  After we ride, join us at the State Road Tavern for 20% off your meal. Please let us know if you are planning to attend this event so we can give High Star an idea for dinner.
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New Year Potluck Party planned for January Meeting, Jan 18, 6:30pm, Mirror Lake Diner

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Join us at the Mirror Lake Diner for some good food and good company, Wed. Jan 18, 6:30pm. Instead of our regular meeting,  South Summit Trails Foundation wants to celebrate 2016 and bring in 2017 with style, with you! Mirror Lake Diner will provide Chili,  located at 35 S. Main St, Kamas, UT. Please bring a side, appetizer or desert to share. Please follow the link below to sign up so we don't all bring the same thing. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOPWAifdzif7nxcE2Ch5-uennxTym0AzE04-yNYH64DR6uZg/viewform?c=0&w=1 SIGN UP
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Monthly Meeting – Date Change – Oct 26, 2016

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It has come to our attention that the last presidential debate will be held the same night as our regular general SSTF meeting. We have decided to postpone our general meeting one week so those who choose, can watch or listen to the debate. We will meet Wednesday, October 26th at 6:30pm in the Kamas City Building. Thank you and see you then.
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Imagine if there were trail options right out your door! LivePCGivePC on November 4, 2016

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Instead of loading up the car and driving to the nearest trailhead, you could spend more time on that scenic walk with the family or riding singletrack within the community you live. Safe paths for your children to enjoy the outdoors and connect with neighbors away from busy streets and traffic. This is our vision too and why we exist as an organization. However, to turn this vision into reality, we need your help! Donate today at LivePCGivePC.org In just one year as a trail advocacy organization, South Summit Trails Foundation has been making a difference. A few of our…
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Oakley Trail Work Day is Saturday! 8/20/16 8am-12noon

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Come join the action as we clean up the first section of the Oakley Trail! We will be trimming brush and general trail maintenance. The US Forest Service is providing tools, we just need you! Download This Map
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT SSTF

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We could really use a little support in the following areas: GRANT WRITING to assist in keeping up with the many grant opportunities out there. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS CHAIR to keep an eye on any interesting items in city and county meeting agendas then help attend such meetings. TRAIL PROJECT CHAIRS or TRAIL PROJECT COMMITTEE MEMBERS to get involved on the ground level to push forward specific trail project tasks. Become a member - It's as easy as $10 annually to support trail development. Go to www.southsummittrails.org to learn more. Donate - If you don't have time to help and want…
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Monthly Meeting, August 17, 6:30pm Kamas City Building

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Please come to share your ideas and figure out ways to get involved. We will be discussing updates on trail projects and trail advocacy, along with upcoming events and opportunities for support. We would love ideas for our first membership drive and will report on grants that have been approved and applied for. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Trail Work Day – Oakley Trail August 20, 2016 Sat 8am

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Event Info Here Help us improve a local trail. Meet at the trailhead at 8am while it's still cool. We will be working on the first 1/2 miles of trail and mostly in the shade. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes and gloves. The Forest Service will be there and will provide tools, helmets, etc.
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SAMAK/KAMAS CONNECTOR TRAIL PROJECT MEETING July 28, 6:30pm

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If you are interested in accessing the Uintas without having to drive, if you live in the area and want a new trail to run, walk or ride or if you are just excited to get a new trail built, please join the Samak/Kamas Coneector Trail Project. The committee will be meeting this THURSDAY evening, July 28th at 6:30pm. Meet at the Yellow Pine Trailhead to discuss the project and get things moving. Ben Blitch, from the Green Valley Adventure Company, will be providing a SHUTTLE to Soapstone so people can ride or walk down Beaver Creek trail to see…
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Trail Meet-up in place of our next meeting. Wednesday, July 20th

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Trail Meet-up in place of our next meeting. Wednesday, July 20th. Join us with your bike, hiking boots, running shoes, dog walking leash on the Rocky Top Trail. We want to show off our local trails to you all and enjoy your company. Meet at Kamas City Hall at 6:00pm to carpool or at the trailhead at 6:30pm. Trailhead is a gravel parking area located on HWY 32 in the river bottoms on the turn off to Rock Cliff. BE AWARE! Rattlesnakes have been spotted on this trail, so as with any other such trail, keep your eyes and ears…
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Tools For Trails Fundraiser – Fun for the Whole Family

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Food by Kumbaya Kitchens. Fun Silent Auction. Bike Repair Clinics. Join us on June 10 for family friendly fun and games at Cattlemen's Hall in Oakley. Food by Kumbayah Kitchens - $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12. There will be a silent auction, carnival games, and a small station for bike repair clinics. If you live in the area, bike or walk to the event! We hope to see you there! Live Music by Honky Blue Tonky Check them out at www.reverbnation.com/honkybluetonky
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..Can’t Make Our Fundraiser on June 10? Donate to Tools for Trails now!

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Tools for Trails Your donation here will be used entirely for the purchase of tools and equipment needed to maintain existing and create new trails by the South Summit Trails Foundation.
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April Meeting Highlights

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Dear SSTF suporters: We would like to keep you up to date and engaged with highlights from each meeting. Find information from the April meeting below: We have over 500 signatures on the Trail and Open Space petition. We have set a goal of 750 signatures by May, Please help us spread the word and reach our goal by emailing your friends and posting on social media. You can find the petition here. Our first Fundraising Event - Friday, June 10th at the Cattleman's Hall. This will be a fun family party with carnival like games and dinner from the…
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Consider Signing this Petition NOW!

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As a community of people who have interest in trail development and access in the Kamas valley, this is our time to let our interests be known. By signing  our petition titled  "Make trails and recreation a priority for future development in South Summit Valley"  you will help bring to the attention of the Summit County Council members our interests and concerns for the future of the Kamas Valley. We currently have 400+ signatures. Our goal is to reach 750 signatures THIS WEEK and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here. If you have already signed, or after you sign,…
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Coffee With A Planner – Friday, April 8, 8:30-10am, Mirror Lake Diner, Kamas, UT

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Have a question about community planning in your neighborhood?  Have a project to talk about?  Got an idea or solution?  Join us to talk about planning in Summit County.  Mirror Lake Diner, 35 S.Main, Kamas
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Franson Park Trail Project: Picnic has been rescheduled to April 11, 6pm

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Do you know Franson Lane in Oakley?  Do you know there is a park/trail system with parking and public access at the end of Franson Lane?  This is a beautiful publicly dedicated park that has gone by the way side, unused, therefore unkept. Monday, April 11th at 6:00pm, bring your family and a picnic to the park. Howard Sorensen, his family and other members of the board will be showing the beautiful park to anyone who is interested. We hope to gain support for continued public access and maintenance for the existing trails and for creating new trails. To do…
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Asking For Signatures: Make trails and recreation a priority for future development in South Summit Valley.

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"This petition is to let the Summit County Council know of citizens’ desire to include requirements in any rezoning proposal and future development to integrate planning and support for trails, parks and open space." Sign Petition A rezoning proposal for Eastern Summit County is right now in front of the Summit County Council. This rezoning will affect communities along the highway corridor from Peoa to Woodland. We want to ensure the opportunity for open space, trails and parks is preserved. Just a short 25 years ago there were two stop lights between Summit Park and the top of main street in Park…
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Franson Park Trail Project – Monday, April 11, 6pm (rescheduled from 3/28)

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Do you know Franson Lane in Oakley?  Do you know there is a park/trail system with parking and public access at the end of Franson Lane?  This is a beautiful publicly dedicated park that has gone by the way side, unused, therefore unkept. Monday, April 11th at 6:00pm, bring your family and a picnic to the park. Howard Sorensen, his family and other members of the board will be showing the beautiful park to anyone who is interested. We hope to gain support for continued public access and maintenance for the existing trails and for creating new trails. To do…
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An Invitation from Tom Noaker, President of South Summit Trails Foundation

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The communities of ‘South Summit’ are, arguably, late to the public trails agenda but with the creation of the South Summit Trails Foundation, trails advocates are finally organized and engaged. Trail systems provide not only recreational amenities but crucially alternative transportation routes and an economic stimulus. Along the Wasatch Front, core routes such as the Jordan River Parkway, Bonneville Shoreline and Murdock Canal trails have become key commuter connectors. Trail complexes like Corner Canyon in Draper, American Fork Canyon, and others in Park City, Heber, Midway and Moab have proven to be economic drivers. The South Summit Trails Foundation established as a 501C3 non-profit provides the same template…
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Trails are a Team Sport

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Working together, we can make great things happen. See how you can join the South Summit Trails Foundation team through our Volunteer opportunities here.    
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General Area of Interest

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Our preliminary area of interest for the adoption and creation of trails is shown in the image above.  We are currently working on building an inventory of current trails, and producing maps and information on all existing trails.  Join us at our monthly meetings to learn about our current projects for improving existing and creating new trails in the South Summit area.
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Welcome to our Website

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We hope you will enjoy following our progress as we organize together to bring connectivity of the special environment we share in Eastern Summit County, to the many people who are lucky to call this place home. Please take a look around. Questions about the website?   Email us or Call or Text 435-640-0309.
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New group to blaze trails on the county’s East Side

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Park Record:   Twenty-five years ago, Park City's mountain trail system was little more than a handful of mine roads and enhanced animal trails on private land. You hiked and rode these trails at your own peril, risking injury from lurking branches and incurring the wrath of local landowners....  Read More....
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