estunum wrote:From just reading here every possible mention about ownership of sec 33, it is often said that is per public records. Where is this record? Can someone point me in the correct direction to get it? I'd be handy to carry with me just in case they want to get froggy. Also, it might save my ass from just relying on forum posts, who knows, maybe they now own more sections.
This is probably the most accessible resource: http://www3.tlma.co.riverside.ca.us/pa/rclis/
Section 33 is pretty well marked on the USGS topos (most I've seen anyway) and it's definitely possible to avoid the plot on a trip up snow creek. Know when you're on their land and when you're not. If they harass you on public land, let us know!
A couple of months ago, a Snow Creek local gathered up other interested climbers got the attention of the Access Fund and the Allied Climbers of San Diego. The three co-authored a letter to the DWA requesting that they cease the harassment of climbers and hikers passing by on public land. In return, we have promised to educate the public about Section 33 and how to avoid it, and encourage Leave No Trace practices including the use of 'wag bags' by those passing through the watershed.
Some time this fall, I expect to have a webpage up that details how to climb Snow Creek legally. I still have some research to do as the temps creep down to a tolerable level. I'll be sure to keep Summitpost up to speed.