by Cy Kaicener » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:51 pm
by jesu, joy of man's desiring » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:30 pm
by MoapaPk » Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:17 pm
by Bob Burd » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:34 pm
MoapaPk wrote:Cool article.
It is interesting that the article implies there is a bushwhack alternative to trespassing; is that for real, or is the alternate route over 5.x rock and through dense manzanita? Do you think volunteers could cut a trail through the brush?
The USFS is often not happy with people cutting trails. There is a route up the S side of Charleston Peak, NV, and the trail-less path gains about 5200', mainly through a narrow canyon. Since there is a perennial stream in the canyon, the brush is nearly impenetrable. A local fellow gathered up some volunteers to make a single, defined trail by cutting brush and cairning the route for the first 1.5 miles. Currently there are about 5 braided, eroding herdpaths. The USFS got wind of the plans, and forbade him to cut brush.
So I guess that if you want to clear a trail on USFS land, keep your plans close to the chest.
by MoapaPk » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:21 pm
Bob Burd wrote: The only problem as I recall is it involves some extra miles and a 2,000-foot descent.
by ChugachMan » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:26 pm