Meet the Public

Channel 10 News, Medford, February 14, 2017

Informal and Conversational

From Weed to Castella, residents came out in the wet and cold to hear about the proposed Horsetail Falls Aerial Tram February 15, 2017 at the Dunsmuir Library.  Cheryl Petty, Project Manager, conducted an informal and conversational discussion with pictures from the top of Mt Bradley. 

People shared stories about hiking in the high country, and a few had been to the summit-- one via bicycle.  They asked questions and satisfied their curiosity about the project. 

  • Where will it be? 
  • Why is the feasibility study $80,00?  
  • How could the project improve the quality of life for low to moderate income residents?
  • How much will it cost overall, and what are HFAT’s next steps?

The proposed Horsetail Falls Aerial Tram connects alpine resources with trails and people. 

  • The consensus is positive for the outlook of the tram project.  Everyone wants to ride up to the summit and feel the alpine experience at 6,000 feet.

It was 1996 when the tram proposal was declined by the council. Alan Harvey was city manager and pulled hard for it. Helen Cartwright was on the council and probably the only positive vote!! The time is right for the project to return. Everyone who hears about it loves the idea and wants to support it.

New Drone Video

by Josh Spurlock

Videographer and Dunsmuir City Councilman, Josh Spurlock, networks on the avenue with Cheryl Petty, HFAT Project Manager.

The viewership of Spurlock’s video is impressive.  Thousands of people are looking at HFAT and liking what they see per Facebook insights.  Most viewers reside in Siskiyou County which is expected.  Yreka has the most views, over a thousand, next Montague and Mt Shasta in the hundreds.  Not only people in other states look, but HFAT gathers numerous views internationally.

 Mr Spurlock recently returned from a firefighting trip to Chile.  He presents dizzy views of Mt Bradley, Castle Crags to the south, Lake Siskiyou and Mt Shasta to the north in this video clip.

Eco Tourism

Responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.

Within the area bounded by the PCT, Sacramento River and Mt Shasta are myriad recreational opportunities that can be viewed as part of an integral and synergistic region. The sports in our area include fly fishing, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, para-gliding and wildlife viewing. 

  • Disabled, older people and families could enjoy the views from the top.

Channel 10 News reporter, Ariana Rakhshani (right) at photo shoot with Dunsmuir locals Petty, Aaron Greener and his daughter Riley.  Location Tauhindauli Park and Trail.

Media Attention

Channel 10 News, Medford Oregon

Proposed aerial tram rides again

by Ariana Rakhshani.   Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Jefferson Public Radio/NPR, Southern Oregon College, Ashland, Oregon

Dreaming of a Dunsmuir Tram to the Mountain


The NPR podcast of the live interview of Cheryl Petty, Project Manager, on Jefferson Exchange is a succinct explanation of the tram project covering many of the questions people have in a tidy and conversational five-minute broadcast.  You can access the interview at this link.


Ariana captures the vibe at Dunsmuir Brewery Works after an afternoon of filming.

Up Coming Meetings

  • February 21, Petty presents to the Mt. Shasta Rotary at Lalo’s, noon. 
  • February 21 Ms. Petty and Mr. Arne Hultgren, Roseburg Forest Products, update the Dunsmuir City Economic Development and Tourism Committee at the Council Chambers, 6pm.

Thanks to Linda Price for photos.