Hopefully the 2018 season will bring news of new trails opening and lots of fun events for the club members to enjoy in and around the Pine area. In addition to trying to get Old County road reopened the club has been working with the Forest service to extend the trail that will make it possible to ride off road to Tonto Natural Bridge. We have also been active with our input into reopening the road to Fossil Creek for OHV travel.
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The fight to re-open Old County Road continues. We are continuing our law
suit against the Reeds for closing Old County Road illegally. The next
required step is to have the road surveyed. The surveyor sent us a 1934 map
of Old County Road (attached). This verifies that Old County Road was the
way into Pine before the completion of Highway 87, therefore proving this
has always been a public road.
I will keep you updated as this issue progresses.
Cindy, Bernie, & Sharon Nuding met with Dennis Smith, a trail blazer from Northwest Woodland Services, Inc. on May 5, 2016. Cindy, Bernie & Dennis rode their OHV’s down the new Tonto Bridge Loop Trail. Dennis surveyed the work that needed to be done to make the trail from Pine to the Tonto Bridge ridable. The cost will be around $40,000.00 to do this.
Our next step is to hire a “grant writer” to write the grant for the money necessary to complete this task.
Before we can submit the grant, the Tonto National Forest Service Supervisor must approve and sign the Travel Management Plan that is sitting on his desk. The Tonto Bridge Loop Trail is on the Plan.
We realize that this has been a slow process, but when it is necessary to get approval from government entities, the process can drag-on for quite sometime. We all have had to be patient.
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1. Old Country Rd. is again OK for use. Gate is unlocked. This was one of our main access points to local Trails.
Property owner was not the one who blocked off. You may have to ride around debris pile, til it’s removed
2. FR708 to Fossil Creek. Cindy Maack had a BIG meeting with the Forest Service, Major Politicians, Tribal Council, Etc.
She proposed making this (currently closed) route an ATV trail. There was absolutely no opposition to the proposal!!!
There are other obstacles and there is still a Long way to go on this, but this is a very positive step!
Club would be responsible for trash cleanup, etc. Wouldn’t this be just Awesome!
3. Big Event Coming! Full Weekend Ride Event – Punkin’ Center to Young, thru the Mountains, with a “Shoot ‘n Scoot”-
A Shooting & Riding event thru the Young area, hosted by Cherry Creek Lodge. This will be our big overnite event.
Lodge, Hotels and RV sites are avail. Date to be announced- for this Summer.
4. Your Board is working on our 2016 Calendar. Please email us with any input & new ride ideas !