|10-16-2002, 08:20 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2001
Member # 3
Location: Pollock Pines, CA
Very Important: Regarding Rubicon Cleanup And New Bypass:
To all that are going to the clean up or planning a trip to the Rubicon soon it is imperative that you are aware of the below stated information. So please be advised the bypass is as we have been alerted has be made and is in effect now. ~Kelly~
I need a full-court press from you all to help disseminate information on the Rubicon bypass... after talking with Del, FOTR is fully behind and fully aware of the re-route, and has been involved from the get-go...what we're missing is involvement from the Forest Service in the form of a press release.
This sort of thing can blow up fast and backfire (oh no, they are
closing our trail!), so please help spread the word that FOTR was
involved from planning to execution, and that this is a GOOD RESULT. We do lose access to a chunk of trail, but we gain access to a much better section of trail over slabs and boulders, courtesy of the Rubicon Oversight Committee (Del sits on this committee) pulling the various groups and landowners together. Best of all, IMHO, is that a section of the trail which the Forest Service WOULD NOT recognize as an OHV trail (long political discussion, here, suffice it to say for now that this is NOT a section
recognized as an 'unmaintained county road') will be rerouted, and that the new section of trail should be a slam-dunk for recognition as a formal OHV route... and that's a magical definition for the forest service -- it puts us in an even better position for continued access and really helps with potential FS funding -- and at last, I believe this allows us to get the FD Law Enforcement Officers onto this section of the land, with no
(map still coming - up by noon today 10/16)
If anyone has any questions, please post them here...Getting this information out is especially important since Pirate Cleanup is almost upon us -- we need to make sure everyone who comes up
there knows where the new section of trail is and does not attempt to run the old section of trail, or tear down the bypasses. We're a little behind on communications, so a united front of consistent information will help massively.
Feel free to share this information ANYWHERE, but please let
Kelly/Lance broach it on the Pirate Bulletin Board -- I think that will
be most effective, coming from Webdaddy/mommy -- and have contacted them in advance to make this happen.
Please help spread the word...
Randy Burleson (User Name: Randii)
A child's love is worth the world.
|10-16-2002, 09:46 PM||#2 (permalink)|
This topo map shows an approximation of the re-route. The base map is borrowed without permission (sorry!) from the excellent site at: http://www.rubicontrail.com and will be replaced shortly.
In the map, you see the northwest corner of Pleasant/Loon Lake, where Ellis Creek empties into it:
* bold brown line is the official Rubicon Road that connects Wentworth Springs and Rubicon Springs
* dotted red line is the trail between Loon Lake and Ellis Creek, it extends off the bottom of the map to the Loon Lake dam spillway
* orange line is the user-created section of trail that will be closed off
* green line is a section of the original Loon access trail that hasn't see a lot of recent use
* short purple/blue line is the new trail FOTR put in across private land
* short red line headed northwest is the dirt road to McKinstry Lake
God put me on earth to accomplish a certain number of things. I'm so far behind i'll never die.
|10-16-2002, 09:56 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2000
Member # 347
Location: Fair Oaks, CA
Change of plans, courtesy of the USFS (had a late-afternoon phone call with Rich Platt) -- their rental equipment fell through at the last moment, so they won't be removing the old section of trail... <whew!> not this weekend.
What's that mean to us for THIS WEEKEND? It means we don't have to sweat traveling the new trail Friday night. I just got off the line with Jeff/dogwalker, and he's already flexed his plan to cover what needs done... basically, show up and be ready to work!
Kelly -- sorry for providing information to you to release that was almost immediately stale.... but thank you much for getting the info out, regardless.
Last edited by randii; 10-16-2002 at 10:01 PM.