Cleveland National Forest Report

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  1. corybaby

    corybaby weekend adventurer

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    i rode up about a mile from the gate, paved for a bit then turns to glorious trail!!
    sweet,
    see yall up there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap :clap :1drink

    thanks alot to shleppy for all the trail pics, maps and infos
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  2. shleppy

    shleppy Shlepdawg on da smoov tip

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    So the gate was open? That is awesome. According the Cleveland National forest website they said they were going to try to open maple Springs on Nov 22nd, but I am shocked that they actually hit that date.
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  3. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    ill probally be riding north main on tues (25th). anyone available to ride that day?
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  4. luv2race

    luv2race Confused

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    :thumbSWEEEET:thumb

    It's about time, now we have to take care of it and keep it open:beer

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  5. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    north main was closed, fuckers. should have gone to palomar after all, oh well.
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  6. watchthatcactus

    watchthatcactus Adventurer

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    The roads will remain closed to motor vehicles due the rain forcast. The areas are still very fragile due to the fires. They hope to open within 48hrs after the rain.
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  7. Pointman0853

    Pointman0853 Unregistered Gun Owner

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    Dear Volunteers,

    In anticipation of the rains that are predicted beginning this evening,
    Maple Springs,
    North Main Divide Road,
    Bedford and
    Indian Truck Trails
    are being closed to motorized traffic and the gates are being locked today.

    Foot, horse and bicycle traffic is OK.

    Wildomar will remain open until the rains begin.

    It takes quite a few staff to assure there are no visitors on the forest before locking the gates and staffing will be
    low over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Acting District Ranger checked several forecasts and all predict rain.

    Prevention and law enforcement will be at full staffing over the weekend.

    We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

    We are very thankful of all you do for the Trabuco Ranger District.

    Debra
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    Debra Clarke - Wilderness / Trails Manager
    District Volunteer Coordinator
    Cleveland NF, Trabuco Ranger District
    1147 East Sixth Street
    Corona, CA 92879
    (951) 736-1811 x 3227
    (951) 736-3002 fax
    email: drclarke@fs.fed.us
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  8. shleppy

    shleppy Shlepdawg on da smoov tip

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    Hey Pointman.. do you know when the next volunteer training is scheduled? I'm hoping I didn't miss it.
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  9. starchaser

    starchaser Been here awhile

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    Definitely let know about the next class Point.

    I was hoping to ride the mountain sometime this weekend. Have yet to ride the mountain since it closed.
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  10. watchthatcactus

    watchthatcactus Adventurer

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    The next session of the OHV Host Orientation training (consisting of 3 sessions) will be offered beginning in early winter. This is held in conjunction with San Bernadino National Forest.
    Additionally, Annual Volunteer Training is scheduled for Saturday, January 31. It will be held at the Community College at Jamboree and Chapman. Annual Training is mandatory.

    Contact
    Debra Clarke - Wilderness / Trails Manager District Volunteer Coordinator Cleveland NF, Trabuco Ranger District
    1147 East Sixth Street
    Corona, CA 92879
    (951) 736-1811 x 3227
    (951) 736-3002 fax
    email: drclarke@fs.fed.us
    Debra Clarke of the Forest Servise
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  11. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    They will always close these trails when there is a threat of rain, Santa Ana's or fire. This is normal and warranted. I've been riding these trails for years and support this to keep the area nice. But most of all, so morons who don't know their limits don't go up and hurt themselves too often and get the area closed for good. Those people are the true fuckers and could ruin it for all of us.
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  12. punkenduro

    punkenduro now in a cage...

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    im not trying to say there wrong closing the road, it just sucks that they just opened a lot of that area again and it rains. hopefully the roads will open soon, or im going to take a day trip to ocotillo.
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  13. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    What are the chances it will be open for Sunday?
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  14. SepticSkeptic

    SepticSkeptic Been here awhile

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    I am.

    ANF and SBNF are open after rain. Hell ANF opened BECAUSE of rain:
    http://montrosesar.org/latimes110902.htm

    People die and get injured on the 74 all the time for the same reason, I personally don't see that as being any different. Point, laugh, call them a dumb ass, then carry on as normal. Just bill them for any emergency response. Morons will surpass their limits rain or shine. One might cite California's retarded liability laws as being the culprit but that doesn't explain the discrepancy between the districts.

    Admittedly I'm a bit aggravated. I was planning on riding this weekend and I love riding immediately after it rains for obvious reasons, guess I'll have to slab it up to LA or out to San Bernadino to join those guys. I just don't understand how Cleveland is somehow fundamentally different in that rain is a show stopper.
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  15. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    That's a good story, have another one?
    I agree with everything you say. However, I've been riding that area since Escape Country was around and what I'm telling you is what occurs when people get out of control, nothing more. So, if that's what they're going to do when people get out of control, then let it get closed for rain, wind, and fire. Get on your bike and ride about 45 minutes north to the Crest.

    SB is our little bit of riding heaven that we can use for just a few hours or even a day. However, some people just can't ride and that's a fact. I can't tell you how many times I've helped pull bikes uo from going over cliffs and ledges, or how many times I've seen people seriously injured up there.

    Once again, I agree, let's point and laugh and make examples, but like I'm saying they'll just close the place if this happens too much. So let them close the area and I'll just ride to the Crest, or over to Cleghorn.
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  16. Pointman0853

    Pointman0853 Unregistered Gun Owner

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    Ditto to what is here. Debra is hooking her training up with SBNF for obvious reasons. Due to the greater area and longer experience time, CNF MC/OHV Patrol Volunteers will now need to attend the SBNF training before being issued USFS Helmet Skins for patrol use in CNF.

    Even your esteemed senior patroller, myself, is required to go, so hopefully we will have enough notice before the next training session and we'll have a good OC turnourt.

    CNF will have regular Volunteer training this winter, sometime in January at a location in OC. This is mandatory to attend every two years as a minimum.

    Stay Tuned!

    Personally, I am currently in Northern Nevada getting ready for a 'Polar Bear' ride. Pics to follow... Brrrr..... It snowed here yesterday...

    Pointman

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  17. luv2race

    luv2race Confused

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    Anybody know if the Silverwood gate was open today? I may head up there Sunday morning about 6 to 7 am. If it's open, I will have pics. If it's closed, I'm headin home for more beer! :dutch
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  18. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    Let me know what you find open. I may get out later tomorrow.

    thx.
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  19. luv2race

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    Hey Marty, just got home from an 80 mile loop. Maple Springs gate is closed and will stay closed til about Wednesday per ranger Dave. I'll post my pics after breakfast.

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  20. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    Is everything else open? Plan to go up Skyline to the peak.

    thx.