I just got off the phone with Mick @NPWS at Oberon. We talked about the Werong Trail being closed off when Alex and I rode there last Tues. Apparently there are new private property owners in the area. They would like to close all the fire trails if they had their way. (At least that is my understanding of it.) Dingo Dell trail is on private property (PP) and the new land owner is making life a pain for local NPWS. It's only because of them the trail is still open. Limeburners Flat is on PP and young off road bikers are tearing the place to bits and leaving their weekend rubbish all over the place. NPWS has to go and clear the area all the time in the summer. The Werong Trail is closed just past the Parliment Hill trail turn off. You can take the Parliment Hill trail back towards the Jerong rd. Little Werong Fire Trail is also closed, but Middle Werong Fire Trail also goes back to Jerong rd. The Range Trail is open all the way...but that also runs thru PP. The new property owners in some of these areas are making lots of noise about weekend 4x4 drivers and young riders on un-regisistered motocross bikes ripping their thoughrofares to pieces. And I think they may be correct, I was perusing a 4x4 site and one poster actually wrote it for the world to read..." Yeah the trails around Dingo Dell and Limeburners are ok in the summer, but we like to get out there after it's rained, when the trails are really tough and we can use our winches. It's heaps of fun doing those routes in the winter, especially when there is fresh snow on the ground." (Which I take to mean when the trails are soft and muddy and 4x4 drivers create havoc in terms of digging farking big trenches on the tracks) Yeah, great, good on you chaps. So that's the latest about the trails in the Dingo/Limeburner's area. Mick said he has a crew out now clearing all the fallen trees off of those trails. The NPWS is about to start placing new signage up at the beginning of the trails stating if they are open or closed and what alternative routes one can use. I am phoning back a lady at Oberon NPWS tommorow to make suggestions about what the signage should say. I am assured that input from genuine riders and drivers is sought in regards to using the trails in the area. I was also told that two off road bikes were donated to Lithgow Police (by the NPWS) last year to help Officers patrol the areas but no one seems to have ever seen the Police Riders patrolling the areas since the bikes were donated to them. The police also don't seem concerned about drivers/riders ripping up people's private property areas. Mick told me that this is an ongoing problem and no one seems to have a real solution to it. So that's the story at this moment in time. Cheers: Jaq.