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  • It's official, we are now the caretaker of 3N59A! Congratulations and kudos to all of those participating to help make this a reality. :) On 8/9, we'll be meeting at the Target on the NE corner of http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=34.470123,-117.243176&spn=0.017266,0.043087&z=15"]Bear Valley Road and Apple Valley Road (City of Victorville?)[/URL] at 9:00AM. We'll meet up with the ranger and head up to our trail from the high desert side.

    I've never done a trail assessment, but I don't think it'll take it pass 12. We can have lunch at Horse Springs camp site and plan the trails. White Mountain is a very fun and scenic trail. We can break up into groups for those not wanting a harder trail. White Mountain will run west to east and we can meet up with the other group somewhere on 3N16. Those that want to try John Bull or Gold Mountain can assess the trail easily from there.

    The ranger has been talking about a black diamond trail in that neighborhood and I know a few people are interested (I am too). It might be a good time to check that trail out too.

    The AAT program is a great way to get involved and participate in the preservation of the sport we love. You can sign up to be a volunteer here.


    When: 8/9/08 9:00am
    Where: we'll be meeting at the Target on the NE corner of Bear Valley Road and Apple Valley Road (City of Victorville?).
    Trails of interest: 3N59A, White Mountain, John Bull, Gold Mountain, Jacoby, Horse Thief, others?

    There will be plenty of time for trailing after the assessment. Please feel free to discuss.

    Here are some pics of 3N59A area (Luna Mountain).







    There was a discussion by http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/socal-region/64199-john-bull-gold-mtn-saturday-august-9th.html"]Pointman1776 about a 8/9 run[/URL]. Maybe we can merge the 2 groups since we'll be running some of the trails?



    Pre run organization (Thanks GTKrockeTT)
    Where you plan on meeting the group:
    1) Carrows in Rancho Cucamonga for breakfast at 7:30am SHARP! We will start breakfast without you. (map)
    2) Carrows in Rancho Cucamonga and Caravan to Target at 8:20am SHARP! We will take off for Target without you.
    3) Target in Apple Valley at 9am (map)
    4) Other (please specify)

    Trail you would like or plan to run:
    A) Moderate/2wd friendly (TBD)
    B) John Bull (as difficult as you're going to get in BB)
    C) White Mountain to Horse Thief (moderate to difficult)
    D) Other (please specify)



    Participants:
    • FJamming 1, C, D (anything else time permitting).
      Pointman1776
      Mikescruiser
      GTKrockeTT 1, B/C
      Wombat
      CADavebert 1, A/C
      FJDave
      FJ-Piper Camping, C, D
      1sikFJC
      Mattmainster
      Cruiser4
      yusuke41
      Oscarr
      Lonelydriver 3,C
      teejnut
      1poser
      FJC8871 (maybe)
      Oscar Sr.
      JESUSGAR
      KINGCONG (maybe)
      CADavebert
      BLUE TONKA
      Pinky (maybe)
      Bph
      Mir207
      Skersfan
      FJdunkball
      dirtchick
      Wrigman and Sandabbe (maybe)
      Bigdouggiedoug
      landcruiser92
      Jakers
      Air2air
      Mtrent3450
      ***-CRUISER
      Biff...
      Hardluck
      Intense Fabrication 3 C, D
      xtr4x4
      Others?
 

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Re: 8/9 Adop a Trail: Trail assessment and other trail runs.

Thanks for your hard work Tony! I see a bottle of Champagne in your future. See ya at the trailhead, I'll be camping in the area already.
 

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Re: 8/9 Adop a Trail: Trail assessment and other trail runs.

I am definitely down along with a run through Gold Mountain afterwards since I haven't had a chance to run it at the Trail Teams event back in May.
 

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Re: 8/9 Adop a Trail: Trail assessment and other trail runs.

I just did gold mountain it was fun but I don`t have any armor yet so I got a few more ( Big Dings ) then I was hoping for. I am checking into skids right now. Back to the main subject When we " Adopt a Trail " what exactly our we doing? I`ve been on several trail and don`t usually see anything to do. Not much if any trash so what do we do? Just curious.
 
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I think we take a Black DIamond trail and make it a paved road.....right Tony?
 

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Re: 8/9 Adop a Trail: Trail assessment and other trail runs.

Sanderhawk said:
I just did gold mountain it was fun but I don`t have any armor yet so I got a few more ( Big Dings ) then I was hoping for. I am checking into skids right now. Back to the main subject When we " Adopt a Trail " what exactly our we doing? I`ve been on several trail and don`t usually see anything to do. Not much if any trash so what do we do? Just curious.
Our goal is to help the forestry service maintain the road. It will become our responsiblity to make the road passable and in decent condition. It doesn't mean we "pave" it. We can make a trail more difficult if we want to. Our goal is to monitor it and prevent erosion, obstruction, and in working order. In this particular trail, we're concerned with illegal hill climbs. Some people have saw fit to drive in areas not marked for trail and is causing damage. The hill climbs are dangerous to both the beauty of the area and can be a physical hazard. The program expects us to spend a minimum of 3-5 days a year to watch over and work on the trail. It's really not much to ask and a great excuse to get out there. :) The forestry will provide expertise and material help-shall we need it.
 
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I was kidding about paving it....:D Sarcasm is my best friend. Sometimes I think it's my only friend, or the root cause of me only having one friend :D :D

3-5 days a year is VERY do-able. I am almost thinking we can double that easily with the number of people we have signed up. Heck - almost one trip a month if you divide up the group to smaller sets of 3-5 rigs.
 

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Re: 8/9 Adop a Trail: Trail assessment and other trail runs.

The days worked is really minimal. We should be able to do that easily. As we start to work, we should have a better idea of what we can handle. Maybe we can adopt more trails in the future. We're learning as we go so we're taking some baby steps. :)
 

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Re: 8/9 Adop a Trail: Trail assessment and other trail runs.

so, what trail/run does everyone want to do afterwards? i imagine the pack will separate after the 3N59A assessment.
 

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Re: 8/9 Adop a Trail: Trail assessment and other trail runs.

Doesn't look like were gonna make it. :-[
Some personal stuff took priority.

Can't wait to see some pictures!
 
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Sorry to hear, Matt.....I hope you make it to the trails soon brother! Yeah, lots -o- pics tomorrow!!
 
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I got back about an hour ago. Man, am I tired! Wrigman, Sandabbe, MrsFJDave and I all had dinner at Lucilles in Rancho after the run. What a day, capped with a perfect ending.
 

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Re: 8/9 Adop a Trail: Trail assessment and other trail runs.

A great day and always good seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones. 30+ FJC turnout and 3N59A will be needing a lot of attention. Greg our US Forest Service guide was a bit overwhelmed and impressed with our turnout. SoCalFJ repressent'n.

meeting spot Horse Springs camp site




trail head of 3N59A



a legal hill climb by Hot Springs area





Ranger Greg giving us info of what to look for, how to disassemble firepits and extinguish hot coals




we ended the trail assesment back at the campsite and had lunch. A nice trail with lots of attention needed.
 
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