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post #136 of 328 Old 03-28-2012, 10:17 AM
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Thanks for the info Duck Dodgers, Unfortunately they have been saying that NF is going to be gated for many years it is sad that they are finally doing it :-( (its disappointing) My issue with the DNR is the lack of information they give and where to find out stuff. Do you mind sharing where you find your information or about rules/regulations about how to stay on Mr. Whitehall's good side? We have our Discover pass so that is not an issue, the issue I would have is getting a ticket when their is no real sings' or markings in areas such as NF to find out proper information and/or rules. We stopped at the ranger station/Visitor info at Glacier and they were lacking in everything or anything informative, with a sign that said closed tell May. So we may have to do a little more research on-line but it seems like a lot of it is word of mouth... :-/

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post #137 of 328 Old 03-28-2012, 10:48 AM
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I go up behind many gates once in a while doing fire checks. However, it is news to me that they are locking up NF. We get calls up there periodically for injured mountain bikers.

I'm going to have to make sure to get a key to this new gate.

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Thanks for the info Duck Dodgers, Unfortunately they have been saying that NF is going to be gated for many years it is sad that they are finally doing it :-( (its disappointing) My issue with the DNR is the lack of information they give and where to find out stuff. Do you mind sharing where you find your information or about rules/regulations about how to stay on Mr. Whitehall's good side? We have our Discover pass so that is not an issue, the issue I would have is getting a ticket when their is no real sings' or markings in areas such as NF to find out proper information and/or rules. We stopped at the ranger station/Visitor info at Glacier and they were lacking in everything or anything informative, with a sign that said closed tell May. So we may have to do a little more research on-line but it seems like a lot of it is word of mouth... :-/
I sat on the Walker Valley Focus Group for quite sometime and then last year quit because of the frustration I had in dealing with the bureaucracy. Our club is still very active with DNR and the USFS. I am also a member of PNW4WDA, which is very active in the legislative side of ORV use in the PNW, so we get a lot information that way. As far as Ron, he's pretty easy going for the most part. Most the time you'll just get a warning unless you are doing something blatantly illegal. I wrote to Jason Overstreet and Doug Ericson last night in regard to this closure. So we'll see if we can stop it.

DNR information is online Just do a google and snoop around. I am just heading out or I would post up some links. This DNR regions local office is in Sedro-Woolley. If you go by there they will have a lot of information. Also the Mt. Baker-Snoqualime USFS office is also just down the road from the DNR headquarters on Hyw 20.

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I go up behind many gates once in a while doing fire checks. However, it is news to me that they are locking up NF. We get calls up there periodically for injured mountain bikers.

I'm going to have to make sure to get a key to this new gate.
Mark Mauren from DNR is the source of this action. This has all come about in the last few weeks. It all boils down to the Mt. Biker activity going on up there. A good contact in regard to this is Christ Thompson or even possibly David Way. Although I think David is more inline with the Volunteers with Walker and Reiter Hills.


* Spoke with Christ Thompson this morning. The Gate is a regional decision. The contact in regard to this is Steve Jennison in the Regional office in Woolley. Feel free to call and voice your opinions 856-3500 . I am in contact with Jason Overstreet, Vincent Buys and Doug Erikson. Overstreets office is looking into the matter at this time.

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post #140 of 328 Old 03-29-2012, 08:01 PM
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I called and voiced my opinion, they said they will pass it along

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post #141 of 328 Old 03-29-2012, 08:25 PM
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I Mt. Bike too but people need to share. There are a tone of mt bike places in Bellingham and surrounding areas. We need to take back the mountain for wheeling.

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post #142 of 328 Old 04-01-2012, 01:37 AM
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I heard there may be a few spots out in Sumas??? I see logging roads from the highway just need to know how to get there. Thinking Monday adventure around
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Its just logging roads. There are atv trails that my buddies take their sami's on. Way to small for any jeep

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Its just logging roads. There are atv trails that my buddies take their sami's on. Way to small for any jeep
Yes and no.... you have to know where to go. Sumas is the one area where you can drive/ride non-street legal rigs on logging roads (Discover Pass Required). There are bunch of trails up there of different types. However, DNR will be up in the NF and Sumas Mt. areas the first 2 weekends in April and 1 weekend in May handing out tickets ( not warnings) for any violations. My guess is the focus will be NF and Slide but anything in possible.

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I called and voiced my opinion, they said they will pass it along
I doubt anything will stop it at this point. My guess is after a while the gate will be left open but the area and roads will be patrolled more regularly as DNR has hired 2 more E&E officers.

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Is this part of what you're talking about: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2012...-mountain.html
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post #147 of 328 Old 04-05-2012, 11:08 PM
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Looks like with all the attention to NF, DNR is going to hold off on gating Slide Mt..

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post #148 of 328 Old 04-06-2012, 12:28 AM
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Yeah, that's great. They have had a bobcat parked at my fire station for the last 2 weeks. Apparently DNR is using it to disassemble the trail systems up NF.

We are getting a key to the gate, and apparently the gate is not going to be a permanent thing.

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So is the gravel pit still going to be open? I was hoping to go up there tomorrow and do some shooting. Anyone want to come?
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