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January 11, 2016 at 8:36 am #376donbrown
Talked to NFS today and said will plow road on Sherman Tuesday.
Still no approval to groom because of risk to yellow legged frog
NFS crews to clear Greenhorn of trees on trial Monday.January 12, 2016 at 5:30 am #539Paul
Don, Bobby from forest service returned my phone call from last Thursday this morning. You are correct they are plowing on Tuesday and want to plow to 7,000 foot market if possible. He also told me they might get the green light to begin grooming this week.January 12, 2016 at 8:11 am #540donbrown
Thank you for the updateJanuary 13, 2016 at 4:08 am #541Roy AllardAdmin
I talked to Bob Frenes today and they plowed the Sherman Pass Road up to 7000′. They made a wide turn-around. They moved the groomer down as well. Still not able to groom yet due to no signed NE PA document yet.
Since all that was going on today Tim and I drove to Johnsondale an rode the Western Divide to Ponderosa. The Ponderosa was closed. It looks like no fuel is available as the pumps were covered with snow and have not been dug out. Around 4 feet near Ponderosa less at Parker and about 16″ at 4,800′ where we took off.January 14, 2016 at 6:36 pm #542donbrown
Talked to front desk at Kernville NFS thurs 14 jan 10am. Greenhorn @155 “Caltrans shed” is not clear to Johnsondale. Not sure why . Lots of green trees fallen on the trailJanuary 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm #543Roy AllardAdmin
There is one large tree down south of the trail 51 bridge that we cut some limbs off of. The sled will still take someone to help pull it over the trunk. As the snow settles it will be harder to get over.January 24, 2016 at 1:06 am #554Ibthejury
Any news on grooming?January 24, 2016 at 1:13 am #555donbrown
A “group” has files a lawsuit stating the endangered yellow legged frog which lives in a meadow and winter hibernates in tall grass roots may be negatively effected.
I’ve been told local NFS has never seen this frog & does not know if any are in this forest.
So how can they approve grooming (on paved roads underneath) (no meadows) if they can’t even find the endangered species?
Talked way up the supervisor level… The lawyers are litigating the ability to groom and make it safer for riders.January 24, 2016 at 1:37 am #556Roy AllardAdmin
They need to get this fixed ASAP.January 24, 2016 at 3:19 am #557Paul
The problem is that our court system even allows this case to be heard, looks like our tax dollars are being put to good use as usual. But as far ourgreen sticker money not so muchJanuary 25, 2016 at 11:17 pm #560MikeSaz
The road from Greenhorn to Portuguese does have a couple trees down last time I checked, an I have not groomed towards the shed. From Portuguese to Dry meadow is groomed there was a big tree down I tried to push it out of the road with the cat but it was froze in so I did a gentle berm over it.
I will try to get the west side road from the “Y” to Tobias done soon I hear their are some big ice drifts.
If we get some snow this week I will try to get up, but the snow was melting quickly on our side an I don’t want to run the tracks on the dry road an damage my track cleats, but I will try if I can get up.January 26, 2016 at 2:49 am #561donbrown
Thank you for the grooming !
Do you groom Sherman?
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