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The Sharetrails.Org (BlueRibbon Coalition) is a national recreation group that champions responsible recreation and encourages individual environmental stewardship. With members in all 50 states, Sharetrails.Org is focused on building enthusiast involvement with organizational efforts through membership, outreach, education and collaboration among recreationists. http://sharetrails.org

05/23/2020
San Pitch Mountains

We love the folks at At Your Leisure...

This is a great pitch for some of the roads leas traveled in Utah...

Get out and explore!

Kevin and Gina are breaking out the AYL Jeep to take on the San Pitch Mountains which stretch into Juab and San Pete Counties. The trail is breathtaking, the...

From Upshift Online:Our good friend "PK" Patrick Koether and his wife Susie are fighting a serious battle and could use ...
05/21/2020
For the Love of Patrick & Susie Koether organized by Culver 85 Friends

From Upshift Online:

Our good friend "PK" Patrick Koether and his wife Susie are fighting a serious battle and could use a helping hand. Many of you may know PK from his many years working for Rekluse Motorsports and pouring more than a little passion back into the motorsports community. If you are in a position to do so, please consider following the link below and helping them focus on the task at hand. Thank you in advance to our amazing community!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/love-for-pk-and-susie?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Patrick and Susie Koether are two of our favorite people and if you don't kn… Culver 85 Friends needs your support for For the Love of Patrick & Susie Koether

05/21/2020
Enduro Life

In case you missed the last of winter and early spring due to COVID-19...

What about racing in full of snow? King of the Hill was like this in 2018
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#hardenduro #hillclimb #enduro #endurolife #motocross

05/21/2020
Sand Hollow State Park

One of Utahs most popular destinations... this is a reminder can EXPANDING riding areas helps control overuse, not exacerbate overuse

During this holiday weekend, please remember that during the Covid-19 pandemic has drawn more people to enjoy their State Parks around them. This has put a huge strain on all the state park resources.

We wish we had the capacity for everyone to enjoy Sand Hollow, however, we do not. Due to the Governor orders of 6' of social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are expecting closures every day starting Friday - Monday. The earlier people get here in the morning could cause an earlier closure due to capacity.

We ask that you do not sneak in violating the park rules, through fencing, or even through the highway construction area. We are sorry, for any inconvenience. We have limited resources and are doing the best we can with the number of visitors we are experiencing daily.

We suggest visiting other outdoor resources during our unusual time we are finding ourselves in during this pandemic.

Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest; Montana; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Helena-Lewis and Clark Nat...
05/21/2020
Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest; Montana; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest; Montana; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest

The Forest Service is revising the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest's 1986 Land and Resource Management Plans. The Forest Service has prepared a final environmental impact statement (final EIS) for the revised land management plan, and a draft record of decision (ROD). This notice is to...

Those in Oregon and Washington... check and see where and when areas are being opened.
05/20/2020

Those in Oregon and Washington... check and see where and when areas are being opened.

Release: BLM begins to restore access to certain developed recreation facilities in Oregon 🆕⤵
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, the Bureau of Land Management is increasing recreational access to campgrounds, day-use facilities and restrooms.
The BLM is working with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and using a phased approach to increase access on a case-by-case basis.
Visitors should expect differing levels of services and available facilities across Oregon.
Read the full release, see a BLM district map and get contact info ➡ https://on.doi.gov/3bFEGZr

The BLM encourages all visitors to incorporate the following outdoor recreation practices for safety and to avoid placing unnecessary strain on local communities and America’s public lands:
✅ If you are sick, stay home.
✅ Practice physical distancing and good hygiene. Follow CDC guidance on social distancing, maintaining at least six feet between you and those outside your immediate household. Avoid touching high-traffic surfaces.
✅ Stay close to home. The state is still discouraging non-essential travel; this is not the time to travel long distances to recreate. Be sure to bring enough food, water, sunscreen, etc., for the entire day so you can avoid unnecessary stops.
✅ Plan ahead to avoid crowds. Consider planning day trips during off-peak visitation times, such as early in the morning or on weekdays. Avoid crowding by not spending extra time in parking lots, at trailheads, or at boat launches. Launch one boat at a time to give others enough space to launch safely. Leave at least one parking space between your vehicle and the vehicle next to you.
✅ Come prepared. Visitors will likely find reduced or limited access to restrooms as the BLM begins restoring access at individual recreation sites and should bring their own soap/water/hand sanitizer and toilet paper.
✅ Leave no trace. Many BLM recreation sites are also likely to have reduced or suspended trash collection services at developed recreation sites. All visitors are expected to follow Leave No Trace practices, including packing out all items they packed in, such as toilet paper, disposable gloves and masks, and food refuse.
✅ Avoid unnecessary risks. Health care workers and first responders are working hard to keep us all safe. Visitors should avoid high-risk activities that could potentially put a strain on local first responders, medical providers, and/or search and rescue teams.
Prevent wildfires. As the region enters the spring and summer months, the BLM asks visitors to use fire prevention practices and reminds visitors that the use of fireworks, target shooting with exploding targets, and fire tracer or incendiary devices is prohibited on BLM-administered public lands in Oregon.
✅Be kind to others. The BLM is proud to play a role in restoring access to some of America’s backyard treasures and provide nearby communities with the opportunity to enjoy their public lands during these stressful times. We are all in this together, so please be considerate of and welcoming to other visitors from appropriate physical distances. Please be particularly kind to park staff during these challenging times and help them do their jobs by doing your part to take care of each other and our beloved outdoors.

#COVID19 #PNW #Oregon #Washington #publiclands #covid

05/20/2020
Jeep Jamboree

Take a look... Jeep Jamboree is getting to return!

Stay safe, stay healthy and we will see you all soon!

We’re finally back! #jeepjamboreeusa

Throw back Monday... We just got a call from Rick Guidice, who shared this pic with us... We made a commitment to return...
05/18/2020

Throw back Monday...

We just got a call from Rick Guidice, who shared this pic with us...

We made a commitment to return to our original principles. We are so grateful to the membership. We are in a tremendously positive position as an organization.

We are in a position to expand and we owe that to you!

The best time to create memories with your friends and family is today... don't wait
05/18/2020

The best time to create memories with your friends and family is today... don't wait

Hollister SVRA is opening... slowly but surely
05/16/2020

Hollister SVRA is opening... slowly but surely

Hollister Hills is opening for limited day use from 8am-8pm.

As California State Parks begins working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved, it is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone has the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

What is open now?
Hollister Hills SVRA is open to vehicular traffic and parking is very limited at the following areas:
Upper Ranch
Mudstone Ranch
Lower Ranch
The park will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
Visitors ae asked to bring exact Day Use Fee of $5 or ATM/Credit Card.

Please bring your patience as there could be a line.

There are minimal large parking spaces for trailers – if possible, bring a single vehicle or small trailer.

When park reaches full capacity, the main gain will be closed. Do not park on Cienega Road to wait for availability.

What’s closed:
Campgrounds and Showers
Hudner Ranch
GP Track Special Use Area
Faultline Powersports Store
Area 5 Special Use Area
Campgrounds
Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice

Are there any new visitor guidelines?

Yes, please see below:
Stay Local: Stay close to home. Parking is very limited. Do not take road trips to parks or to neighboring states.
Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
Stay Covered: If your county health orders require it, please be sure to wear face coverings when you can

May 1st... but we continue to receive reports about strange closures- keep us updated
05/15/2020

May 1st... but we continue to receive reports about strange closures- keep us updated

Motorized Routes and Trails Update

All motorized roads and trails across the Tahoe National Forest opened May 1, 2020. Trash removal services remain limited – please pack out all trash and waste. Toilet facilities remain limited, please plan accordingly. Remember to tread lightly on north-facing trails and in higher elevations. Thank you for helping to keep the Tahoe National Forest safe and clean, and for preventing further restrictions by recreating responsibly. Happy riding!

Please be aware that conditions are subject to change due to weather. Snow at higher elevations may be possible and not always reflected in updates.

The following conditions apply at these popular riding areas:

The Downieville multiple-use trail system will still have moderate to heavy snow in higher elevations (much like every year) and connection routes to higher elevations will be impassable.
Burlington Motorcycle Trail system – Westside Open
Actively being cleared of down winter trees
The Sugar Pine OHV system has favorable soil moisture conditions and is actively being cleared of down winter trees. Additionally:
The Brimstone staging area is closed. Parker and Sugar Pine staging areas are open for day-use only. Overnight camping is not permitted at these staging areas at this time.
Be aware of down winter trees. Tahoe National Forest trail crews should have most Sugar Pine OHV system trails cleared by the upcoming weekend, but the potential for down winter trees may exist on some remote and outlier routes.
Boca/ Stampede OHV system - Open
Prosser Hill Moto (Animal/Animal Crackers) – open, mostly clear of snow, reported snow patches and downed trees on upper section
Bald Mountain Moto (Happy Face) – clear of snow, trees from Big Jack East Vegetation Management across northernmost section of trail, veg management work continues in area, advise alternate route
Lloyd’s Moto – open, clear of snow
The Bear Valley OHV system – Open
Actively being cleared of down winter trees
Fordyce Jeep Trail – Passable from Eagle up to Committee Crossing and back, not possible to get out from Committee to Fordyce Lake Rd.
For a more robust list of Tahoe National Forest motorized road and trail conditions, see below:

Westside of the Tahoe National Forest

Diamond Creek – Patchy snow and muddy conditions
Gold Valley - Closed at Gold Lake HWY – Windfall, inaccessible due to snow on road
Excelsior – Snow remains in shady areas, muddy in spots
Pendola - Open
Chalk Bluff – Muddy conditions
Omega – Muddy conditions
Alpha – Some muddy conditions
Burlington – Some muddy conditions
Bowman – Clear to Bowman Lake
Cal-Ida – Open to mile post 4
Fiddle Creek – Open to mile post 8.5
Texas Hill – Onion Valley accessible, windfall on road. Snow and muddy conditions exist
Eureka – Snow conditions may exist past mile post 15
Long Point Access – Muddy conditions
Jouberts – Poor road condition, snow and tree limbs in road
Madrone Spring – Good condition
Washington Ridge – Good condition
Packer Lake Road – Clear to Diablo, then blocked by snow


Eastside of the Tahoe National Forest

Fiberboard (07 Road) - Passable to Milton junction, then snow on road. Proceed with caution.
Yuba Weber - Snow covered and not accessible
Carmen Valley - Road is snow free and in good condition and passable
Nichols Mill – Road is snow free and in good condition for about 2.5 miles. Then blocked by snow
Verdi Peak – Blocked by snow
Haskel Peak – Blocked by snow
Babbit – Passable to Jones Valley
Sawtooth (06 Road) – Passable to Second Gate
Bear Valley Road – Snow free, good condition and passable
Sardine Road- Snow Free, clear to Sardine Lake
Local County Roads within the Tahoe National Forest

Boca/Stampede - Clear
Mosquito Ridge – Clear to Hell Hole
Foresthill Road – Clear to Sailor Flat, patches of snow on road possible after Sailor Flat
Indian Springs Road – Clear to OHV Trail Head
Gold Lake Highway – Open

"Following guidance from state and local public health authorities, Jawbone Canyon and Dove Springs OHV Areas will reope...
05/15/2020

"Following guidance from state and local public health authorities, Jawbone Canyon and Dove Springs OHV Areas will reopen for public use and enjoyment on May 15. The visitor center will remain closed at this time.

The BLM encourages responsible, local recreation to avoid putting strain on communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please practice social distancing, don’t gather in large groups and clean your hands often. Social distancing recommendations may require that visitors spread out to less popular areas and avoid times of highest use, such as weekends.

Visitors are encouraged to practice Leave No Trace principles. Please bring your own sanitary products, including toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and pack out all trash as services are limited. #RecreateResponsibly #RecreateSafely #YourPublicLands

More info on Jawbone Canyon: https://go.usa.gov/xve2y
More info on Dove Springs: https://go.usa.gov/xve2m

Following guidance from state and local public health authorities, Jawbone Canyon and Dove Springs OHV Areas will reopen for public use and enjoyment on May 15. The visitor center will remain closed at this time.

The BLM encourages responsible, local recreation to avoid putting strain on communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please practice social distancing, don’t gather in large groups and clean your hands often. Social distancing recommendations may require that visitors spread out to less popular areas and avoid times of highest use, such as weekends.

Visitors are encouraged to practice Leave No Trace principles. Please bring your own sanitary products, including toilet paper and hand sanitizer, and pack out all trash as services are limited. #RecreateResponsibly #RecreateSafely #YourPublicLands

More info on Jawbone Canyon: https://go.usa.gov/xve2y
More info on Dove Springs: https://go.usa.gov/xve2m

For all of our SE Idaho friends- riding areas are now open on federal lands...
05/15/2020

For all of our SE Idaho friends- riding areas are now open on federal lands...

This morning, and in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service, City staff swung the gates open for motorized use on City Creek Road and Cusick Creek Trail.

Friendly trail etiquette reminder: Drivers of motorized vehicles should slow down and yield to bicycles and hikers. Bicyclists should yield to pedestrians.

Bureau of Land Management - Idaho
05/15/2020

Bureau of Land Management - Idaho

There are still 15 days left to participate in the Great Basin Fuels Reduction and Rangeland Management virtual public meeting! This project is intended to help the BLM more efficiently restore sagebrush communities in the Great Basin that have been degraded by cheatgrass and wildfire. Please visit and sign in at https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/frrr-peis to submit your comments before June 2, 2020. For more information visit: https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-invites-public-virtual-meeting-draft-plan-conserve-restore-great-basin-sagebrush.
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U.S. Forest Service - National Forests in North Carolina
05/15/2020

U.S. Forest Service - National Forests in North Carolina

The Pisgah National Forest will begin to reopen many trails and roads and partially lift restrictions for dispersed camping May 14, using a site-by-site approach, including assessment of facility cleanliness, maintenance status, and health and safety of recreation areas. Facilities and services may remain limited at some sites.

Popular recreation areas that will reopen include, but are not limited to:

• Catawba Falls, TR 225
• Brown Mountain Off Highway Vehicle Area
• Black Balsam Road, FSR 816, and associated trails
• Bent Creek Road, FSR 479 and most trails and trailheads

For a complete list of trails, roads, and recreation areas that are reopening please visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/pisgahreopenings. The few roads that remain closed, are only closed to motorized vehicles, non-motorized use is allowed.

Restrictions on dispersed camping will be lifted for the entire Appalachian Ranger District. Dispersed camping restrictions will also be lifted for the Grandfather Ranger District with the exception of overnight camping within the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area on the weekends, which requires a permit. For the month of May, the Forest Service will not be issuing these permits. Dispersed camping restrictions remain in place for the Pisgah Ranger District. These decisions were made in coordination with county and local partners to ensure the safety of the public and employees.

Visitors can expect restrooms to remain closed and trash services to continue to be suspended. Please pack out what you pack in and remember to use Leave No Trace Principles.

Forest Service staff will continue to perform risk assessments to determine which recreation areas can resume operations in accordance with county and local partners and current public health guidance.

The Forest Service’s highest priority is ensuring the safety of the public and their employees while supporting mission critical functions. Please review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with local and state guidelines for social distancing and cloth face coverings.

For additional information please contact the Appalachian Ranger District at (828) 689-9694; Grandfather Ranger District at (828) 652-2144; Pisgah Ranger District at (828) 877-3265; Supervisor’s Office at (828) 257-4200.

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