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Old 08-23-2007, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any word on when they are planning on re-opening?

Just wondering if anyone has heard if they are intending on opening Fordyce back up soon? Have they realized that our vehicles aren't going to burn the place down?
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I imagine the trail will reopen when the Fire Restrictions are lifted this Fall.

Use your time to get involved in the many local "National Forests" trail closures. See the Land Use section.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I imagine the trail will reopen when the Fire Restrictions are lifted this Fall.

Use your time to get involved in the many local "National Forests" trail closures. See the Land Use section.
just in time to close it cause it'll be too wet. oh man I hate cali now.
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Old 08-23-2007, 09:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Expect a Winter Closure of Fordyce next Fall 2008 when this whole OHV Route Designation process is over with. The ElDorado is closing its higher elevation trails for 4 months of the year, expect the Tahoe to be little different.

This is not just Cali. It is nation wide. The current enhanced fire restrictions are Tahoe only.

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Old 08-23-2007, 10:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I imagine the trail will reopen when the Fire Restrictions are lifted this Fall.

Use your time to get involved in the many local "National Forests" trail closures. See the Land Use section.
I've been following the Route Dez, sending emails, and writing letters. I'm burned out, sick of hearing about it, and just plain want it to go away.
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Old 08-24-2007, 08:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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No worry, the route designation will go away next year and so will YOUR TRAILS.

Again, the only way this "abomination" can possibly go away is in the political realm. I have been to all but one public meeting since this process started in November of 2004 in the Tahoe. The bureaucratic engine behind this "thing" is just too large to have much of an affect within the previously setup, documented and guidelined process. It's called railroading!

We need to make this a controversial issue outside the Forest Service!

AND you think you're sick of hearing about it!!

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Old 08-24-2007, 10:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I talked to the Forest Service and the unofficial word is that it will take 1 to 2 inches of rain before they will consider reopening the forest. That's not an official thing, just something that needs to happen before they will even look at it.
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Old 08-25-2007, 07:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've been following the Route Dez, sending emails, and writing letters. I'm burned out, sick of hearing about it, and just plain want it to go away.

But we just got started!!! There's still 153 NF's to go!!!
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Bump, any word on this? We had some good rain in the area this weekend, hoping that some of these forests Tahoe and Plumas are going to open up soon!!!

Also, deer season opens on the 22nd and Im planning on wheeling Fordyce and hunting as in years past.
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Bump, any word on this? We had some good rain in the area this weekend, hoping that some of these forests Tahoe and Plumas are going to open up soon!!!
Rain, we didn't have but a few drops in Grass Valley! I guess that's why Sierra Valley is so green.

It will take IMHO at least several good rains forest wide before the enhanced fire restrictions are lifted. I expect Hunting season to be greatly effected with many hunters having to change their plans or getting tickets/citations/warnings and being thrown out of the Forest or shown to other locations.

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deer season opens on the 22nd and Im planning on wheeling Fordyce and hunting as in years past.
better change you plans.
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Old 09-15-2007, 11:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Be patient guys (I know we all have been so far). Weather is cooling and the rain usually comes by the end of September to beginning of October. All it will take is a couple good dumps and we will be back on the trail. I like fall wheeling on fordyce anyway, no dust, less bugs and more fun. November will be a blast I am sure. Turkey day on the trail is sounding better and better.
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If they open it!

It will be a miracle!
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm not waiting for rain to run the trail. I'm going to run it this weekend!

















































Well, more correctly I should say I'm going to walk it. I can't stay away this long so my wife (Tinkerbell) and I are going to hike Fordyce.

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Old 09-18-2007, 07:03 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Lighter than you I'd imagine Husky Boy!

Cold as ICE!

But I thought a bigger, wider footprint would actually dammage the trail less.
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KCRA Weather is showing a little rain tonight and tomorrow for the sierras. This could be some good news for us all. One step closer to wheeling.
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OK, so I got a good dumping in the Sacramento area. Anyone know if the Sierra up and around Fordyce got some good rain? Fingers crossed!
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OK, so I got a good dumping in the Sacramento area. Anyone know if the Sierra up and around Fordyce got some good rain? Fingers crossed!
Ya we got some rain last night. It is raining right now! We should get some more tomorrow.
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I contacted the Truckee national forest and they e-mailed me back that they might reopen it with enough rain. They didn't state how much rain was required but it does help.

I plan on contacting them next week after the rain this weekend.
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It's been raining solid here all morning (and a good chunk of last night too). I sure hope they open it for us next week. My jeep is home-sick.
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:45 PM   #25 (permalink)
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it was raining hard this morning up here.
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