Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Maps of Osborne Hill

I've posted two maps related to saving trails at Osborne Hill. This map shows the approximate parcel boundaries of the property. I plan to update this soon with clickable images.

The second map (1.8MB PDF) shows the timber harvest plan. If you want to stop the obliteration of these trails, learn how. Thing is, we all need to act ASAP, as the CDF is considering the timber harvest plan now!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Save Riding Near Empire Mine

I've created a new web page dedicated to saving the trails and open space on Osborne Hill near Empire Mine. The would-be developer of this parcel plans a huge logging operation (THP 2-07-124-NEV(3) in a plan that does not accommodate or even acknowledge the existence of important trails in the area. After this, he plans to erect a bunch of McMansions that will lie right on top of trails we've used for years.

What is the alternative? People like you help the effort to annex the property to Empire Mine State Park. Read all about it.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Round Mountain Trailwork - Saturday, January 26

From Hyland Fisher, VP of BONC: "Join us for our 2nd ever trail work on Round Mountain! We will be conquering two projects.

1) We will be rerouting the trail that goes down to Coyote Overlook. This will become a destination, not a thru path. The new trail will be uphill from this location.

2) We will be installing culverts in two locations where a creek crosses the trail.

Meet at the Forest Service office at 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City, at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 26th, 2008.

We will have food, drinks, beer and maybe even some free schwag! Rain or bad weather cancels. Stay tuned to your email (the BONC email list) for further info."
Images of Round Mountain No-Moto Signs

On our ride yesterday, I snapped a few pictures of the new no-moto signs on Round Mountain. They look great and are well placed at trailheads in the area.

For some reason, I find the creation and installation of these signs to be very gratifying. BONC is all about cooperation and promoting and saving trails. The sign project involved lots of cooperation with the Round Mountain community and the BLM to help stop trail damage from mindless motoheads.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

FDLT Trailwork


We have trailwork scheduled for December 16th on one of the area's favorite trails. Do you enjoy FDLT? Come out and make it better!

Sunday December 16th, 2007
Description: Come out and help us clean our trail. Contact the trailwork coordinator to confirm if chance of rain.

Meeting Location: Grizzly_Bear_House
Meeting Time: 9:00:00 AM
Leader: Ron Dickenson

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Round Mountain No Moto Signs are Up

The BLM tells us that they have erected no-moto signs at all important trail heads on Round Mountain! Yewhooo! This came about because of a BONC request about a year ago. Hopefully, this will deter at least some moto riders from poaching this area.

This project also has the nice side effect of engendering good will between BONC and the Round Mountain community.