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wait.. this is bullshit.. it doesnt make any sense whatsoever.. can't we fight it somehow??
 

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It doesn't make much sense but part of having this Wonderful trail available to us is the fact that it is well protected, if its the best thing for the trail, we have to learn to live with it. That trail is beautiful, its seasonal closure is part of the reason why. It will be open next year and at least we have that, unlike so many others we will not get to see again (at least not for some time, if we are lucky)
 

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Actually they don't wait "Until" the rain to open. They wait until the rain has stopped and the trail has dried up...then open. Then they close it upon the first heavy rains. I just don't think we've had enough rain to justify closing this early. I've talked to people that were on the trail this weekend and they saw no puddles...just damp soil...which is what they look for to open the trail. :confused::confused:

Fire restrictions being lifted is nice...at least they did that.

Thank you Marlon, I think I got Barrett mixed up with another trail :confused: I had it turned around.
 

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Thank you Marlon, I think I got Barrett mixed up with another trail :confused: I had it turned around.
No worries...:D

As for living with this. I understand what you are saying and I too want it protected from unnecessary damage and do want it to remain as you described it. But, I don't want to be protected from it when that is not necessary either. Each day that it is available is important with it being closed so many days of the year. I understand the FS has to make a call and go forward and that has to work within their staffing etc. But, I sure don't like losing the last three weeks of the year when it is not necessary. Conditions on the ground do not justify the closure at this point.
 

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After today the conditions will be much closer to wet than dry. It still remains that it could dry out and we still can see an "Indian Summer". Considering the FS stance I agree after today that they would not likely open The Trail until next year. So, I miss another year on the trail. I will make it next year.

Scott

ps Hey, I'll buy you lunch...............
 

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Did you see snow Mr Cruzilla? Probably a bit higher than you...rained heavy I bet though. Heading to Wenworth CG in about a couple hour...club thing...club new members...and no we don't do initiations. Come on up if you got nothing going. Fires are fine...too

Seriously though...have you ever seen the Barrett trail reopen after it has closed? Been running that trail for 15 years and I've never seen it reopen in one season.
 

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Seriously though...have you ever seen the Barrett trail reopen after it has closed? Been running that trail for 15 years and I've never seen it reopen in one season.
Yes
 

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After today the conditions will be much closer to wet than dry. It still remains that it could dry out and we still can see an "Indian Summer". Considering the FS stance I agree after today that they would not likely open The Trail until next year. So, I miss another year on the trail. I will make it next year.

Scott

ps Hey, I'll buy you lunch...............
Well here it is Nov 9th and the trail is bone dry...so the Indian Summer might just become reality. This Sat/Sunday there's a small front and maybe something Tuesday, but neither will have much of an impact on conditions. Doubt they'll open Barrett, but I wish they would for next weekend. We have a three day.
 
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