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Request for a new subcategory "Trail Info"

I would like to see an area under Trail Runs & Events called Trail Info. This would not necessarily be an ongoing discussion area as much as informational write-up of standard information for trails that we can link to when posting for new trail runs. We can come up with a standard template, start it as a thread, then when we get enough info, make it a sticky and lock it. Then when we are creating a new trail run promotion thread, we can just link to it or copy and paste.

Information included should be general static information. e.g. State & County, Forest or Park, GPS, coords, seasonal closures, difficulty ratings, terrain types, nearby services, history, directions, points of interests, contact information, dangers to expect, trail gear needed/recommended, etc...

I know I know, another template...

What do you all think?
 

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Re: Request for a new subcategory "Trail Info"

This is a work in progress and is not completed yet...
Wildomar OHV Trails

Location California / Cleveland National Forest / Trabuco Ranger District
Official Website Wildomar OHV Trails (Official Website)
Availability Open all year round
Trail DifficultyRanges from Easy to Difficult with most obstacles being Easy
2WD Friendly Yes/No TBD
Terrain Types Hard pack dirt, rocks, boulders, road washouts, downed trees, and brush encroaching on the trails.
Trail Distance Over 4 miles of interconnected trails
Connecting Trails South Main Divide
Fee / Permit Information An Adventure Pass is required to park and operate vehicles on the trails.
Camping Wildomar Campground (Official Website)
GPS Coordinates Lat: 33°35'10.89"N Lon: 117°20'15.15"W Staging Area Lat: 33°35'16.12"N Lon: 117°20'27.15"W Campground Lat: 33°34'50.02"N Lon: 117°20'28.19"W Bad Idea Lat: 33°34'52.75"N Lon: 117°20'2.86"W
Directions
(A) Coming from the 5 Freeway, exit at SR-74 [aka: Ortega Highway] and head East for 23.3 miles then continue on to (C) below.

(B) Coming from the 15 Freeway, exit at SR-74 [aka: Ortega Highway] and head West for 9.6 miles then continue on to (C) below.

(C) From the SR-74 [Ortega Highway] turn South on NF-6S07 [aka: Killen Trail, South Main Divide] and continue on for 9.4 miles to the gate.

Communications
Emergency: Call 911
Corona Ranger Station: (951) 736-1811
Cellular Phone: Service available in staging area and limited on the trails
Amateur Radio Repeaters: [Santiago Peak 145.220- PL 103.5]

Points of interests
Services
Bars / Restaraunts:
Entertainment:
Gas Stations: Lake Elsinore
Groceries:

History

Maps
Live Maps: Wildomar OHV Trails

Example Photos

2008/07/22 Overlooking Wildomar OHV Trails from the road


2008/07/22 Wildomar OHV Trails


2008/09/14 Wildomar OHV Trails
 

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Re: Request for a new subcategory "Trail Info"

Dom or MudLovingFJ, I already started one on Holy Jim but it's just about the road. Maybe you can start and maintain one on the side obstacles. I really know nothing of them so one of you two are probably the best person for that. ;)
 

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Re: Request for a new subcategory "Trail Info"

Can someone also post up about Cleghorn, Lytle Creek, 3N59A, and The Mojave Trail?
 

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I like this idea alot. Holy Jim is definetly Doms department. I can come up with something on Cleghorn I seem to go there the most, of course if someone knows more which i`m sure everyone does you could add to it or change it.
 

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Re: Request for a new subcategory "Trail Info"

Awesome! Just make one post per trail. Sometimes we link multiple trails together that make a trail run so this area should be one post for each trail. As an example, North Main Divide to Indian Truck Trail is two trails. This should be two posts. When promoting a trail run, in your description, you can say North Main Divide to Indian Truck Trail and make both hyperlinks back to the corresponding Trail Info posts so people wanting to go on this run could read about the trails and know what to expect.
 

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Re: Request for a new subcategory "Trail Info"

Anybody else want to chime in. I updated my example post above. I like the bold with underscore on the headers better than just bold with a colon. I think it stands out a little better and we can use the bold with a colon for sub items.

Anybody else think of what we should put down? What about Toyota parts Dealers or Towing Recovery Services or Suggested equipment, etc... any ideas? Anyone? Tony, Dave(s), Doug(s), Tim, Mike(s), Bueller?
 
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I think the threads should be left open for updates (closed due to fire, road washed out, etc). Maybe you and Davebert could post GPS coordinates/topos, etc, for the trails too. Maybe even a Google Earth view. That's a lot of info for a thread, but if you are going to get in-depth information, why not go all the way?
 

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Re: Request for a new subcategory "Trail Info"

FJDave said:
I think the threads should be left open for updates (closed due to fire, road washed out, etc). Maybe you and Davebert could post GPS coordinates/topos, etc, for the trails too. Maybe even a Google Earth view. That's a lot of info for a thread, but if you are going to get in-depth information, why not go all the way?
The problem with leaving the thread open is all the crap that will come along with it. It's not worth it. The owner of the original post can request for a mod to unlock it, make the updates, then lock it again. Unless the OP can just lock it themselves. Otherwise, the only way is to lock the whole dang area and have a moderator in charge of posting the information. There are too many of (US) that cannot refrain from putting in some little comment which will lead to another comment then before you know it there are 40 replies in what is supposed to be a Static, General Information Post.
 
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You mean just like in real life, when we have what is called "conversations?" Sometimes they take twists and turns, but it's all about the human interaction :D

I understand what you are saying though. And I think you can still amend your post in a locked thread....but don't quote me on that
 

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Re: Request for a new subcategory "Trail Info"

These infos and templates would be very good for people to just print out the Directions/ info. Good Job Piper. Hats off to you.
 

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Re: Request for a new subcategory "Trail Info"

Any more comments? Please? I updated the example in post #2 please review and give feedback. I'm looking for a better way to group the information but I like the idea of keeping the photos last and brief information first.

Also, please check out the map link and let me know if you like that and what other map links you'd like to see. I assume you will all say Google so I will be learning how to do that soon and I'll post a link to that one when it's done.

Thanks!
 

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I like the idea. I like the map. I like the place. Wildomar OHV is a great find. Thanks Steve. John
 
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