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Monday, July 10th, late afternoon. Boise: 93 degrees. Bogus Creek Lodge: 75 degrees. Eastside: upper 70's. Sinker Creek: 65 degrees.
Ya gotta love it.
Won't be like this when the U.S.F.S. gets done re-arranging everything to suit their tastes.
Write those letters friends.
An emphatic "NO" to their xerra-scape logging plans is a good place to start. Logging and thinning is no guarantee that the area won't burn if ol' Mother Nature wants it to.
Also, whoever is posting the signs asking you to turn around at the bottom of every trail is not telling you that you are trespassing. That will come later. For now, they are only asking. The U.S.F.S. cannot post NO TRESPASSING signs on other peoples' private property. Only the landowner can do that, and they haven't up to now.
When the Federallies get done mucking things up in Shafer/Sinker Creek, I probably won't be too motivated to ride up there anymore.
That's why I'm riding every day I can on those trails now.
See you up there!
 

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I will be even more dissapointed in our government if they closed my precious trails. After I discovered the greatness that is the Bogus area trails, I don't want to settle for anything less.
Still, I'll just have to ride them illegally, or better, just make new more technical and more illegal ones...
 

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Oh man, it was soooo nice up there last night. Cool, quite, and pleasingly empty. I rode for two hours and saw a total of four other riders, and only then right at the very end of the ride. I saw three or four of the "Please Turn Around" signs - two on DB's trail, one on Shafer, and the other one that everybody else has seen at the bottom of lower Eastside. Can anyone say with certainty who is posting these signs? I'm guessing R2R, with the permission of the landowner, trying to encourage people not to ride on private property. Most if not all the signs noted that the trail behind each sign was to be re-routed in "fall 2006." The most interesting thing is that the one trail I'm pretty certain is on private land (Crash) had no signage.

Edit: I almost forgot to mention the four HUGE wild turkeys I saw last night. I was riding down Mikey's and right about at the upper junction of Mikey's and Twister, four gigantic wild turkeys were waddling uphill. Not something you see everyday. The only other time I saw wild turkeys was about 8 years ago on the ridge road near the top of Hard Guy, but they were little. The ones last night were about the biggest wild birds I've ever seen!
 

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Can We Get some Clarification

can anyone provide information on what exactly is going on up there. i have not been up there in some time, so i have not seen the signs first hand.

so, is it legal to ride up there?

sounds like the signs are at intersections towards the end of certain trails.

are most of you just ignoring these "instructions" and riding as usual.

is there a timeline for when they will close the area?

anybody know?

thanks, cary
 

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Where on Shafer

I rode the Moore's Mtn loop, ***** Joe and Shindig on Sunday and saw no signs - where on Shafer was the sign you saw?
 

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gabby1 said:
I rode the Moore's Mtn loop, ***** Joe and Shindig on Sunday and saw no signs - where on Shafer was the sign you saw?
Not on Bogus, but below it. I was told once that DB's dumps you onto "Shafer Creek," but I don't know if that's true or not. I've always called that short section of singletrack (from the bottom of Owen's and DB's to the bottom of Sinker Creek) Shafer, but I don't know what it's really called.
 
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