|08-12-2014 08:54 PM|
|cboyd||It's my neighbor it's called a spider excavator it can articulate 8' he has all kinds of adapters for it and I'm glad he went in and cleaned up the trail....|
|07-29-2014 09:38 PM|
|ddestruel||seen on trail before, on duty and off on quads & riding along.......various capacities also plumas co just sprang for a loaded rubicon jk with RE lift on 35’s to patrol high lakes etc just a mater of time until we see more presence, policing our own, keeping things respectful. not having unstable individuals abandoning vehicles in the middle of the trail. keeping the bs to a minimum and excoriating anyone we see blazing new trails via posting pictures including license plate number pictures all helps. its the evolution we all wish wouldn’t happen but the popularity and publicity (thanks four wheeler) all draw more users to limited spaces|
|07-29-2014 09:18 PM|
|07-29-2014 05:34 PM|
|07-29-2014 03:47 PM|
|07-29-2014 03:23 PM|
Curious. How many LEO's have you seen ON the trail, not at Fordyce Lake, ever? Not counting Sierra Trek and work weekends
|07-29-2014 03:10 PM|
if there is a continued LEO presence hopefully it stays to holiday/busy weekends, i much prefer my week day isolation trips
|07-29-2014 03:04 PM|
|Fyrjnky||I would like to say good job on the trail fix. I've been coming up here for about 9 years now and the change in the trail has been extreme in some places ( W3 bypass). The trail change has not been natural by any means. We all wheel the trail in differant ways (full throttle, cruising, or a little of everything) but thats the fun of it. We all go to escape and have fun. But just like all our rigs the trail needs repairs and maintenance to keep it open. My friend and I talked to the workers friday as they crossed the river to see if any help was needed but they were good. The only thing I didn't like hearing from them that they are Patrolling the trail with Law inforcement. But thats another subject.|
|07-28-2014 07:58 PM|
|07-28-2014 05:36 PM|
|edabd||All I can say is it gets irritating hearing so many people complain and a majority, not all, but a majority of the complainers don't do anything to help and aren't involved in anyway. Like Bret said, change is going to happen, some good some bad. Get involved and help sway the work that is done to be minimally invasive on the trail but at the same time keep everyone happy. No one wants to see an excavator on the trail. Hopefully more people get involved and help fix the small issues before they turn into big ones. Just my .02.|
|07-28-2014 04:59 PM|
|Tinman||There's absolutely no excuse for anyone to try and use the old decommissioned sections of trail now. They are obviously no part of any trail system. They have been rehabbed and need to be left alone to return to their natural state. That being said I wouldn't be surprised if someone still tried to reopen them. I can only hope that if that is the case they end up being caught and end up with rigs confiscated and a hefty fine.|
|07-28-2014 04:54 PM|
|Tinman||Keep in mind these are all bypass/bailout options or work to restore, maintain or to close sections of old trail that are illegal to use.|
|07-28-2014 04:50 PM|
|07-28-2014 04:48 PM|
|Tinman||Some pics courtesy of the TNF:|
|07-28-2014 04:42 PM|
All this talk about Fordyce becoming like the Con. Regardless of what anyone believes or what has gone before one has to keep in mine that change is going to happen. Some good and undoubtedly some bad. Not a whole lot we can do about that. We are doing the best we can. The reality is that we have less land and more people using it. The bottom line is that if you're concerned don't just say it's bulls**t. Do something. The FOF needs people that are willing to step up and lead. If anyone wants to have a position in the FOF and lead the fight against whatever they perceive as injustice, trail closure/change, or "paving" of Fordyce contact me and we'll get you involved.
Here's my phone #:530-334-0300.
Here's my e-mail: [email protected]
If you're a good fit you may end up taking my place. I've been doing this quite a while and am going to be looking for new challenges soon.
|07-28-2014 02:10 PM|
|07-28-2014 12:30 PM|
Creek is gate keeper assuming we get some rain and snow this winter
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|07-28-2014 12:11 PM|
|dspin||The gate keeper is the river on this trail, let just hope a bridge never gets built|
|07-28-2014 10:48 AM|
|JDunn||Looks like the TNF got the right equipment for the job. Good job guy's!|
|07-28-2014 10:32 AM|
|Pipelayer||I think it was good work and not the same as the rubicon. A bunch of the spots that where blown up on the con where places some ass hat changed to make harder and opened a can of worms not places that got harder by use or Mother Nature. I also don't have a problem with cops on the trail because apparently some people need baby sitters.|
|07-28-2014 10:24 AM|
I was told this summer's work dealt primarily with the following issues:
1. Mud-holes (filling in or creation of water bars of areas where water gathers)
2. Old Committee Trail blockage (to keep people off the now closed portion)
3. Winch Hill Bi-passes (making them safe/do-able for slightly less built rigs).
4. New Committee Trail fixing (making 2-3 spots slightly easier).
1 & 2 are no brainers.
I was concerened with 3-4 & asked if the County/People doing the work on the same page as the users/FOF Member.
My impression (so far) is that there needs to be a level of trust, and all those involved have been striving to keep the trail challenging (WH's have been untouched), yet at the same time trying to make it "not impossible" to get a broken rig off the trail.
|07-28-2014 09:48 AM|
I just volunteer my time when I can in hopes of preventing it from turning into the rubicon. I have used the trail for a few years and figured I should help out with labor cause I hate the politics.
|07-28-2014 09:34 AM|
|RCKRATZ||I think you are wrong but you know what they say about opinions.... Guess only time will tell.|
|07-28-2014 08:18 AM|
|smokd||With all do respect, um..... Thanks! Kinda reminds me of a place called the Rubicon. You all know what happened when they blew up Gate Keeper. I'm not bagging on you bro for the work you have done, I'm just venting cause you give an inch and they will take a mile. Wont be long now, just change the name on the door:|
|07-27-2014 09:49 AM|
|Pipelayer||That thing is cool. We where wondering what made those little rock scrapes on flat rocks but it looks like it was the tire chains. Good job and thanks for all the hard work.|
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