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Unread 06-07-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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is the Deer Valley Trail closed?

I heard a rumor that the Deer Valley Trail south of Tahoe is closed? Is this just because of snow, or is it actually closed to OHV use? Or was it just a bogus rumor?

I live in the northeast and was planning a trip out west this summer and wanted to run this trail among others.

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Unread 06-07-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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Deer Valley is CLOSED along with 41 other trails in El Dorado National Forest.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5362046
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Unread 06-08-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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That really blows! But thanks for the info Sccafire.
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Unread 06-08-2012, 10:30 AM   #4
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That really blows! But thanks for the info Sccafire.
It more than blows. Here is a link to the list of trails closed. Make sure other trails that you want to do are open. The Rubicon Trail is still open.

List of 42 trails closed in El Dorado National Forest
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Unread 06-08-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
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Im not familiar with any of the others, but i'm sorry the local folks are losing out on so many places to recreate in their Jeeps.
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Hey what the hell this is one of my favorite trails. The only other one close to me is Slick Rock, what do WE need to do to get it reopened ?
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Unread 06-14-2012, 06:30 AM   #8
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1. Find a higher ranking judge with more common sense than the one that closed ALL those trails at the same time. When it would have made more sense to close only the ones that they are currently evaluating for whatever environmental concerns they have. close a couple, evaluate, re-open, then move to the next one. Funny how something that makes sense totally escaped this judge's brain.


2. Pay a judge more than the environmentalists do. I think we ALL want to keep our forests and lands open for future generations. But it sucks when one group thinks the land should be theirs alone.
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Hey what the hell this is one of my favorite trails. The only other one close to me is Slick Rock, what do WE need to do to get it reopened ?
Slick Rock is still OPEN. That trail is not part of the 42 that are closed.
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Unread 06-17-2012, 01:43 PM   #10
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Hey what the hell this is one of my favorite trails. The only other one close to me is Slick Rock, what do WE need to do to get it reopened ?
Theres a lot you can do. Sad thing is you just found out. This whole event happened a while ago. The reason i say its sad is because im sure you hang out with fellow jeepers or even people who enjoy recreating in el dorado county, and they didnt know about it. It was all done under the radar for the most part.

The best thing we can do to help is spread the word to everybody who goes up there! Share it on facebook.

Also i highly recommend you join CAL4WD, Blue Ribbon Coalition, and Friends of the Rubicon. Without us fellow wheelers donating to the cause, they wont be able to afford the lawyers to fight back.

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If you enter from HWY 4 you can still run the trail till you hit El Dorado county so there still some good wheelin to be had. Damn tree huggers!
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The HWY 4 side is the side I go in from. How far can you go before you hit El Dorado ?
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Unread 06-18-2012, 12:29 AM   #13
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Theres a lot you can do. Sad thing is you just found out. This whole event happened a while ago. The reason i say its sad is because im sure you hang out with fellow jeepers or even people who enjoy recreating in el dorado county, and they didnt know about it. It was all done under the radar for the most part.

The best thing we can do to help is spread the word to everybody who goes up there! Share it on facebook.

Also i highly recommend you join CAL4WD, Blue Ribbon Coalition, and Friends of the Rubicon. Without us fellow wheelers donating to the cause, they wont be able to afford the lawyers to fight back.

Well I spend my time in the HWY 4 area since my cabin is in Arnold. I am a member of CA4WD and do support the cause, but I will look into the other 2. Still this is BS
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Unread 06-18-2012, 11:06 AM   #14
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If you enter from HWY 4 you can still run the trail till you hit El Dorado county so there still some good wheelin to be had. Damn tree huggers!
Looks like only a mile

Update:

There is a gate on the trail at the boundary between the Stanislaus National Forest and the Eldorado National Forest, and it is closed/locked. It is approximately 1 mile into the trail when heading in from Highway 4, and that is well before the popular camping spots. So while it is legal to run in from the south entrance, you won't get far and won't likely be able to camp along the trail.

This is from Calaveras Ranger District office.
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Unread 06-19-2012, 12:29 AM   #15
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I do not know where you heard that or what but that is 100% wrong. The trail is completely closed from one end to the other. The designated trail number (09N83) does not stop or start at the county line. The trail is in the Amador Ranger District of El Dorado National Forest.
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This SUCKS this was (is) a great trail


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