Friday, November 12, 2010

BONC Support for the Scott's Drop Re-Route

BONC submitted the following letter of support for the Scott's Drop trail re-route. This project will convert the existing trail into a sustainable route beginning at Pioneer Trail near the 5 Mile House and ending at Scott's Flat:

Genice Froehlilch
Yuba River Ranger District
Tahoe National Forest
15924 Highway 49
Camptonville CA 95922

Dear Genice,

Bicyclists of Nevada County (BONC) supports re-routing the Scott's Drop Trail in the Highway 20 Corridor as a non-motorized multiple-use trail. The Tahoe National Forest and Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has begun planning a new version of this trail that is less steep and more sustainable. We applaud this effort.

BONC believes that this trail should be established as a permanent amenity for the public to enjoy. Thus, we support the creation of a recorded trail easement across NID lands to protect such access for future generations. We hope that the Nevada County Land Trust can be involved to establish and hold such an easement.

At the appropriate time, BONC can offer volunteers to help plan and build the trail. We will participate under the guidance of the Tahoe National Forest and NID who own and manage the project.

BONC is committed to responsible mountain bicycling, preservation and improvement of riding opportunities, cooperation with other interest groups and the education of cyclists and non-cyclists alike. We regularly hold group rides and trail building and improvement events.

Yours truly,
John Gardiner
Chair, Bicyclists of Nevada County

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