Cleveland National Forest Report

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Mike Mike Motorbike, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    Road Condition Mission. Gate is still closed.
  2. ffr2370

    ffr2370 Been here awhile

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    I went in through Blue Jay (ortega side), gate was open. At the next gates Indian TT was locked but gates to top were also open. Looked like the upper gates to Maple Springs were also open. I went down Bedford, those gates open as well.

    So I was thinking as I was going in that if the gates were open then the place must be devoid of anything interesting, as the rangers would only open the gates if the lowest common denominator can pass through without trouble. Amazingly there was still some ice on the road in the shady side. Of course just after I took this pic a VW squareback comes sliding down the ice and almost biffs it:eek1 [​IMG]
  3. KICKNBACK

    KICKNBACK Over The Bars Club

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    As of Sunday 7pm the maple gate was open. :thumb
  4. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    Sweet thanks!
  5. GabeRmrz

    GabeRmrz Adventurer

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    On Clevland Nation Forest website, it says it is still closed..
  6. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    Website is rarely correct
  7. Desertdweller

    Desertdweller Adventurer

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    I met a couple of riders on Santiago Peak today. Said they came up through Maple Springs and that the gate was open.
  8. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    I am going to the peak, probably around 7ish. Ill be eating tacos at cooks corner at 6 with some friends. Can't miss us. 3 KLRS. One red, one green, one pink.
  9. hbmichael

    hbmichael Been here awhile

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    If I wasnt having pink taco, Id join in the fun!
  10. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    LOL! Hey guys, Just got off the phone with the ranger. ALL gates are open (except Indian Truck). Anyone up for a Wednesday night ride? I'm itching to test out my Squadron headlamp.
  11. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    Bummer, I'm working tonight. Hopefully some of you sorry asses will want to join me tomorrow night!
  12. theGrinch

    theGrinch SNF Dream Riders

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    If I get off work early I'll join you. Where and when? :ear

    :freaky

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  13. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    The road to get to santiago peak was blocked. Got all the way up to the top of maple springs and when we turned right the gate was closed.

    Edit: Nevermind after looking, we went down the entrance to harding instead.
  14. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    I'm thinking around 6 or so at the restaurant . Even later is ok
  15. Cannabinoid

    Cannabinoid Banned

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    this message self-destroyed...
  16. Fat Nelly

    Fat Nelly Complete Dickhead

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    Might be up for tonight and tomorrow night. The rain is on its way Thursday so dickwad will probably close those recently opened gates. Been a while since we actually got to ride to the top. :evil
  17. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    I have been up there a couple times, but always from the corona side. This was my first time going up (not down) maple spring. I didn't even know the harding trail was there because you have to zoom in really close on google maps. So when I hit it I was a bit confused. I would have been fine in the light.
  18. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    Any updates on the Corona entrance?
  19. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    Well I'm rolling up through Maple Springs in a few hours. I'm not chancing waiting till tomorrow. Ranger told me the other day, first sign of rain and the gates will be closed!

    I will be at the gate around 6 or 7.
  20. ballisticexchris

    ballisticexchris Long timer

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    Open as of yesterday.