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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2011, 09:25 PM
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Cleveland National Forest

That road (Cadillac Road) is private property and goes up to Santiago Truck Trail which is not and never has been open to motorized vehicles.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-11-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,291
Posted By watchthatcactus
I just rode it on a XR650L with panniers and...

I just rode it on a XR650L with panniers and backpack from Yermo all the way to Primm and then home again. I don't have any tracks but you can't get lost. You will hit everything. Some sand (fairly...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,787
Posted By watchthatcactus
Mike, you won't be turned away. The handbooks can...

Mike, you won't be turned away. The handbooks can be obtained at the meeting if you don't have one already.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-16-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,787
Posted By watchthatcactus
Cleveland Forest Volunteer

For the Cleveland National Forest you have to first attend the meeting on the 30th of January. Then if you want to be in the OHV program there are additional classes you must attend BEFORE you are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,787
Posted By watchthatcactus
Cleveland National Forest Volunteer Meeting

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
Cleveland Forest Volunteer Training

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
Skyline is a Riverside County road and the gate...

Skyline is a Riverside County road and the gate is theirs not the Forest. If you want a key for the gate you have to go to Riverside County put down a deposit, sign a waiver and get your key....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-08-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
The gate at the bottom of Skyline is a Riverside...

The gate at the bottom of Skyline is a Riverside County gate. The forest doesn't control it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-25-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
If you took the Host Orientation Training first...

If you took the Host Orientation Training first session last spring, you are welcome to repeat it on the Trabuco and/or wait and join the class with session two when it is scheduled.

This was in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2009, 02:18 PM
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Posted By watchthatcactus
The sign on the post is there for when the gate...

The sign on the post is there for when the gate is closed and locked to warn against going around the gate.

Indian Truck Trail is now open to motor vehicles.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-27-2009, 07:51 PM
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Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
That trail you are talking about is off limits....

That trail you are talking about is off limits. The rule is, no riding off the designated road (Main Divide as an example) in that area. If it is not posted open to motor vehicles, then it is closed....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-18-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
Thats exactly why Indian Truck Trail is still...

Thats exactly why Indian Truck Trail is still closed. Rocks slides, boulders and downed trees.
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,405
Posted By watchthatcactus
The rider was found alive by 2 forest volunteers,...

The rider was found alive by 2 forest volunteers, I know because I was one of them. The reason for the road closure was to allow a helicopter to land and transport him to a hospital. Thanks for your...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
The gates on the Mian Divide off of the Ortega...

The gates on the Mian Divide off of the Ortega Hwy are still locked and will most likely be for a couple of more weeks. The gate at the top of Maple Springs (4 Corners) is also locked as well as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By watchthatcactus
If your talking about Harry Wade Road, (which...

If your talking about Harry Wade Road, (which cuts off to the NW apposite the dunes) then you would do better with knobbies. There is some gravel, sand and a river crossing (could be deep depending...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
What the webcam doesn't show is the backside of...

What the webcam doesn't show is the backside of the peak where the sun doesn't shine on the roads. This is where the snow is stubborn and slow melting.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2009, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
There is snow, ice and lots of rocks on the road....

There is snow, ice and lots of rocks on the road. They are trying to open Indian Truck Trail and the Main Divide while still trying to open Harding Truck Trail to mountain bikers, hikers and horses.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-23-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
The Wildomar OHV area is closed at this time due...

The Wildomar OHV area is closed at this time due to damage from the recent rains.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
OHV Volunteer Info

When this training was held at SBNF, they had an orientation ride afterward. I am not sure if this will happen the same way this time. You may want to check in with Debra Clarke.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-08-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
OHV Volunteer Training

Training is coming up next weekend. If you miss a class, they may not have another one for several months, so try to get them out of the way now. Make sure you register as a volunteer with Debra...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
Yes, the SBNF dirt bike class will sufice. If you...

Yes, the SBNF dirt bike class will sufice. If you are thinking of doing the training, try not to miss any of them because you then have to wait months until they come around again. Obviously your own...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
Cleveland National Forest Volunteer Meeting

NEWS RELEASE
USDA Forest Service
Cleveland National Forest
Home Page: www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland

Corona, CA

Contact: Debra Clarke
951-736-1811
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
Cleveland National Forest gates are closed and...

Cleveland National Forest gates are closed and probably will be thru the weekend due to rain.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
My confusion too. I would think this has...

My confusion too. I would think this has something to do with liability concerns, so someone can say "look they have this card".

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
Sorry for the information. When I see,...

Sorry for the information.

When I see, "What is this?" I was trying to help with some info.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
MSF - Motorcycle Safety Foundation. There is a...

MSF - Motorcycle Safety Foundation. There is a dirt bike course that is required to ride as a volunteer. I took mine at Honda of Colton Training Center although there are other places to take it. It...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
The orientation classes are usually held on...

The orientation classes are usually held on Saturdays (usually 1 a month and these should be starting in January) at different locations in the San Bernadino Forest. The first two classes are usually...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2008, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
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The next session of the OHV Host Orientation training (consisting of 3 sessions) will...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-25-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
Closures

The roads will remain closed to motor vehicles due the rain forcast. The areas are still very fragile due to the fires. They hope to open within 48hrs after the rain.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
Open Trail

I was just up there Sunday and they had recently graded the road. With the recent rains it is pretty good shape.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10,648
Views: 834,327
Posted By watchthatcactus
Maple Springs will be closed.

Maple Springs will be closed as of now due to the hazardous material from the mine clean up. They are trying to see if they can open it but for now it will stay closed.
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