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Timberlands in Northwest Oregon owned by Boise Cascade have been closed to the public until forest fire dangers subside.
"We attempt to keep out lands open for public access for as long as we remain comfortable with the weather and with the fuel conditions that exist," said Mike Hicks, manager of the company's timberlands in Northwest Oregon. "Fires throughout the West are starting to drain fire-fighting resources, and we expect conditions only to worsen. Rather than put timberlands at risk, we trust that the public understands our decision."
 

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Timberlands in Northwest Oregon owned by Boise Cascade have been closed to the public until forest fire dangers subside.
"We attempt to keep out lands open for public access for as long as we remain comfortable with the weather and with the fuel conditions that exist," said Mike Hicks, manager of the company's timberlands in Northwest Oregon. "Fires throughout the West are starting to drain fire-fighting resources, and we expect conditions only to worsen. Rather than put timberlands at risk, we trust that the public understands our decision."
Is this in reference to Dallas? What other areas are owned by BC? We ned to work out a deal for permission to access some of their lands down near Eugene. Got a contact # for a land manager? Later, Sasquatch
 

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I don't know. I just copied this from a Statesman Journal article. I googled BC but found only office products info. I couldn't find info on the land manager, Mike Hicks. I was going to email him about the Dallas trails.
I know some of the Dallas area is owned by BC. I don't know how much. The last time I was there was last Sunday. I did see the signs that prohibit camp fires, smoking, open flames, etc. I'll go back on Tuesday ro Wednesday. If I don't see a closed sign, ride on.
Brandon Reed might know more. Brandon ???
 

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I don't know. I just copied this from a Statesman Journal article. I googled BC but found only office products info. I couldn't find info on the land manager, Mike Hicks. I was going to email him about the Dallas trails.
I know some of the Dallas area is owned by BC. I don't know how much. The last time I was there was last Sunday. I did see the signs that prohibit camp fires, smoking, open flames, etc. I'll go back on Tuesday ro Wednesday. If I don't see a closed sign, ride on.
Brandon Reed might know more. Brandon ???
Jon @ Jon's bike station in Monmouth posted on the MC chat board:

"may not be completely posted, but citations will be handed out starting 7-30-04, according to conversation with boise honch today. bummer. there will be alot more pressure on that
last little bit of accessible public land eh...jon "

I think you can actually still ride to the Reservoir as that road is on public land (BLM) but all the trails are on BC land (Except part of Burma Peak which is on FS land)

I'd suggest heading over to Shelberg Falls, Silver Creek Falls, Molalla, MacDonald Forest.. until late Sept-Early Oct when Dallas re-opens.

On a related note Jon told me that BC is selling the Dallas land to another company in the near future.
 

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Jon @ Jon's bike station in Monmouth posted on the MC chat board:
"may not be completely posted, but citations will be handed out starting 7-30-04, according to conversation with boise honch today. bummer. there will be alot more pressure on that
last little bit of accessible public land eh...jon "
I think you can actually still ride to the Reservoir as that road is on public land (BLM) but all the trails are on BC land (Except part of Burma Peak which is on FS land)
I'd suggest heading over to Shelberg Falls, Silver Creek Falls, Molalla, MacDonald Forest.. until late Sept-Early Oct when Dallas re-opens.
On a related note Jon told me that BC is selling the Dallas land to another company in the near future.
Brandon, thanks for the info. I saw a second article, about the closure, in the paper today. More of the same.
Brandon, I liked the gps map you made of the Dallas area. Did you make one for the McDonald Forest area? I guess I'll be riding there for a while.
 

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Brandon, thanks for the info. I saw a second article, about the closure, in the paper today. More of the same.
Brandon, I liked the gps map you made of the Dallas area. Did you make one for the McDonald Forest area? I guess I'll be riding there for a while.
I started working on one for Mac Forest a few years ago but then I got busy training for the creampuff and put it aside and never got back to it. There's a bunch of new trails this year and several old trails are basically gone...
 

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The dog & I went rode at Mac Forest today. We started at Chip Ross park & rode the Dan's Trail up to the top of Dimple Hill. Good view from the top. I was somewhat disappointed with the gravel paths. Nothing technical about a three foot wide gravel path. Nothing technical about switchbacks with five foot radius. They maintain these paths well. A leaf drops on the path, they get out the broom. This would be a good place to teach someone how to ride a bike. Sorry, I'm use to harder trails. May be I'll sneak up to Burma Peak.
 
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