Next MRA Meeting October
The October 14th MRA meeting will be at the new Maintenance/Storage building which just passed it’s final Jackson County inspection. Pizza and soft drinks provided. Bring your own seating
This is a great accomplishment for the MRA . Thanks Chuck Steahly for all that you do for our right to ride! ON PAGE 9 : “Provide additional opportunities for motorized recreation (C-7) This decision will designate the Cinnabar Lookout Trail as open to motorized single track use. The Cinnabar Lookout Trail is an existing abandoned trail that connects Forest Service Road 20 to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) road 40-27.1 near Cinnabar Mountain (approximately 1.1 miles on Forest Service lands and 1.4 miles on land administered by the BLM). This decision only authorizes that portion of the Cinnabar Trail on BLM lands. A separate decision by the FS would be necessary to authorize motorized use on the entire route.” Click the link below do read the full document: https://www.fs.usda.gov/nfs/11558/www/nepa/107463_FSPLT3_4047672.pdf
The project is complete at the Overlook.
Randy Wilkes, Steve Robinson & Conner, Joe Fort, Richard Rogers, Jim Betschart and Forest Bohall all volunteered their time. Jim and Forest traveled 18 miles up Elk Creek to pick up gate.
Randy Wilkes excavated the footings for the 3 posts which took 2.9 yds of concrete to set posts and Joe Fort set and welded the two lock boxes. I just finished painting second coat of construction yellow and the green gate is now also yellow. Both gates will have the same keyed lock for access as soon as I can get a BLM lock for the new gate. Gary Howard made 2 signs which are in place one at Chicken Foot and the other at 14A stating locked gate ahead and no access to Kane Creek. I am contacting Steve Mac to see if he can get Tony Hess to set a couple signs on Forest Park property alerting travelers to road closure ahead. I have several keys available and be sure to lock gate in open position when using to prevent someone from stealing gate slider.