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Issues and Items of Interest - Recap of LBHA Letters written
12/31/2012ALERT:There is a downed tree that is blocking the Lake Forest Trail. The blockage is about ¼ mile from Lake Forest Drive and completely closes the trail to horses. This has been reported to County Parks, so hopefully it will soon be removed. LBHA will keep you posted
9/12/2012 ALERT: There is a seasonal closure of the Rattlesnake Bar entrance to Folsom Lake. There is no Trailer (Boat or Horse) turn around plus the road is very narrow.: please go to this link for more information. www.garlic.com/~lbha/SeasonalClosureRattlesnakeBar.pdf
Parks- Folsom Lake Sector - Seasonal Closure List
UPDATE ON BOULDERS AT BOULDER AND TWIN ROCKS RD
Here is an update on the boulders piled at Twin Rocks and Boulder Road. The boulders are now in place along Twin Rocks and Boulder Road so no more parking for the 'cheapskate gate' at that location. There is still tape up at the very corner indicating no motor vehicles and no one is allowed to park there. State Parks, Brian Moses stated that a Guard Rail will be installed where the tape is now. He is in contact with County on positioning of more boulders and the Guard Rail. A few mountain bikers are parking at the corner of Twin Rocks and Auburn Folsom Road in a spot clearly marked 'no trespassing' and no parking. Placer County Sheriff will take care of that in time.
CLOSURE OF FLSRA CAMPGROUND & ROAD TO BEEKS BIGHT, RIP RAP AT BOULDER AND TWIN ROCKS.
For more information, please click here for on the closure and more.
GUARD-RAIL FOR FIRE SAFETY ACCESS AT TWIN ROCKS RD & BOULDER RD -FOLSOM LAKE SRA
Work will start in the spring of 2011 to install a guard rail and new fire safety gate ta Twin Rocks and Boulder Rd in Granite Bay. Click here for the entire story.
TRAIL WORK DAY
A work day to remove the illegal bike jumps and do trail work on the illegal bike trail in the area of Mile38 and 38.5 is being set by State Parks. As soon as we have a date, we will be asking for volunteers, horsemen as well as other trail users to help. if you would like to help, please contact email@example.com
ARTICLE IN AUBURN JOURNAL ON ILLEGAL BIKE TRAILS
Another good article appeared in the Auburn Journal concerning illegal bike trails in the Auburn SRA appeared in the Auburn Journal. Again some of the comments show how some, but not all bikers are very selfish and don't look at the whole picture. Some bikers were taken aback by the attitudes of their counterparts. Link to Auburn Journal article. http://auburnjournal.com/detail/168742.html
FOLSOM LAKE SRA TO NEED VOLUNTEERS TO REMOVE ILLEGAL BIKE JUMPS
State Parks will soon be looking for volunteers to help remove the illegal bike jumps in the Folsom Lake SRA area of mile 38 and 38.5. LBHA will let the membership know when we need help. Parks will provide all the tools to get the job done.
ILLEGAL BIKE TRAIL ARTICLE IN THE ROSEVILLE PRESS TRIBUNE
Check out the good article in the Roseville Press Tribune on "Illegal bike jumps irk trail users". Member Paula Campbell took the writer on a walk on the trail. There are a few errors, but it is still a good read. Read some of the comments and it will show that even some of the Biking community do not like some of their own that are very selfish when it comes to trail use. It is easy to leave comments, you just create a free user account and you are on your way.
FOLSOM LAKE SRA PUTS OUT POSTED ORDER FOR Pioneer Express Trail USE DESIGNATION
A posted order was signed and posted by California State Parks concerning the Pioneer Express Trail use designation. It states that All motorized and non-motorized, operator and gravity propelled devices including, but not limited to, electric personal assistive mobility devices, scooters, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, bicycles, skateboards, tricycles, unicycles and roller blades are prohibited. Here are the links to the Order as well as the two maps.
FOLSOM LAKE SRA ILLEGAL BIKE TRAIL - Update letter sent by LBHA
An update letter on the Folsom Lake SRA Illegal Bike Trail was sent Ted Jackson at Folsom Lake SRA. To see a copy of the letter click on the following link. Bike Trail Update Letter. After you read this letter, and if you agree with the letter especially the section on keeping any new trails built on the Hoffman Property (now a part of the Folsom Lake SRA) to only Equestrian / Pedestrian, please send support letters to Ted Jackson at Folsom Lake SRA. Including bikes on that section which has sensitive areas as well as possible Archeological sites is a major reason that LBHA feels that having bikes there will cause damage to the area as well as be a danger to other users.
FOLSOM LAKE SRA ILLEGAL BIKE TRAIL- Ted Jackson has responded by letter to LBHA on the Illegal Bike issue. His reply may be seen at www.garlic.com/~lbha/LBHAIllegalBikeTrailReply.pdf . Parks has asked for volunteers to help on the clean up of this trail when the time comes. Any and all members of LBHA or others that are interested in helping, please contact LBHA at firstname.lastname@example.org. LBHA will keep in touch with Ted Jackson to see how the project is progressing and what will be done to stop illegal trails in the State Park.
LBHA SENDS LETTER TO Director Ted Jackson at Folsom Lake SRA concerning illegal Bike Trail built on the old Hoffman property that was sold to State Parks. The Letter and links to photos of the trail may be found on the LBHA website at http://www.garlic.com/~lbha/BikeTrailPhotoLinks.htm
PLACER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Voted 4-1 to approve the use of Development Fees for Hidden Halls.
The re-route at Avery’s Pond will be open to visitor use beginning tomorrow (Wed., June 23) after 11 a.m. State parks will remove remaining caution tape by Wednesday morning. The old “cliff” trail is to be closed and State Parks requests folks stop using it immediately. A crew will be working on it later today (June 23) and tomorrow and it will no longer be accessible once they are done
PARKS COMMISION HEARING ON HIDDEN FALLS -
NOTICE: 6/16/2010 PLACER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING HIDDEN FALLS REGIONAL PARK On July 27, 2010, the Placer County Board of Supervisors will consider a request for $305,000 of County Park Mitigation Fee funds for expansion improvements at Hidden Falls Regional Park. The time for this item to be heard will be established within a week prior to that meeting. Please check the County Parks web site regularly for updates to this Notice :http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Parks/hiddenfalls.aspx If you have any questions, please contact John Ramirez, Placer County Parks Administrator, at (530) 889-6807.
LBHA STANDING RULES
NorCal Equine Rescue
LBHA Livestock Position Paper sent to Placer County
A Livestock Position paper was developed by the LBHA Board of Directors and forwarded on to the Planning Department, the Planning Commissioners as well as the Board of Supervisors. This paper covers all the issues that LBHA feels are important in keeping livestock in the rural areas of Placer County.
LBHA Trials Position Paper in the works
LBHA Trails Position Paper is being developed by the LBHA Board of Directors and will go out to the membership for comments after it is drafted. Watch for it. If you are a member and would like to help out on this paper, please contact LBHA.
The Pioneer Express
Trail, because of its narrowness, lack of escape routes for passing,
lack of sight lines, steepness, and extreme danger to anyone pushed
off the trail, has always been designated a hiker/equestrian
footpath only. This is a fair rule.Ted Jackson, Superintendent of
Folsom Lake SRA, emailed this week, "There have been no changes made
to the rules and regulations regarding the Pioneer Express Trail.
All prohibitions remain in force." 1. Nicely correct them, and say
the Superintendent of the Park has clarified the rules this week
because of information that was given out in error. 2. Show
the bikers the closest place they may exit the trail, or turn them
around so they may go back the way they came. Ask them to walk their
bikes so they present less of a danger to other trail users who do
not expect them. After they are gone, call Dispatch so if the
Rangers are in the area, they can warn them at the trailhead. 3. If
you encounter resistance, please call the Dispatch numbers on your
Park Watch card immediately. DO NOT ARGUE OR CONFRONT, even though
you are right. 4. If they threaten you, call 911 and stay on the
line until you feel comfortable. Take a cell phone picture. Try to
information, or record it or text into your phone . Don't
forget to report any incidents on the trail on the
Past County letters and issues
Updated 01/03/13 - Visitor