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Old 05-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #1644
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Originally Posted by MortimerSickle View Post
You're up.

It is one of the gravel roads just east of 19.

I believe the building was a school.

Side note: After riding about 20 miles of gravel out of Fossil, I came upon a "No Trespassing" sign posted by Wilderness Unlimited. The sign was positioned such that it seemed to be claiming the road itself, and threatened arrest for continuing. To be safe, I turned around, but I have my suspicions that is not their road, and they just want to keep the riff raff away. Signs by other property owners along that road were facing in a way that claimed only the land along the road.

The road showed on the map as going through to 19, and it looked like a public road. I have heard that Wilderness Unlimited has a habit of claiming more than they actually own, so I want to check with the Sheriff to see whether the sign is legit.
I think that may have been Buckhorn Lane, then, Or the beginning of Armstrong Canyon Rd.
I went there specifically looking for access to the John Day River, as Armstrong heads right to river's edge.
I saw the same damn sign, paused, revved my motor, went forward,,,,,but stopped and turned around also.
I felt the same way, it didn't look right, but the sign was well posted and it delivered a clear message.

The John Day is a "Wild & Scenic River" through that area and even River navigation is by permit only, I understand.
But still, I musta blew right past that school

coming up....
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
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