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Old 07-11-2013, 10:27 AM   #9
mmmm... dirt...
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Originally Posted by junglemototours View Post
That's what I wanted to hear!
Flag was on my list but then they closed more than 50 miles, correct? Monsoon season, hope the lightning stays away....
The Forest Management Plan, or whatever it was called, closed a lot of trails and fire roads. If you count all the wildcat trail it was a lot more than 50 miles. Flagstaff area was hit hard and the Forest Service and Coconino Trail Riders are doing a great job working together to get back some of what was lost in a responsible way. In the end, I think it will be better then ever. But it's going to take some time and patience. The "airport area" was/is full of old trails and logging roads. Never really designed, just happened. So the Kelly Canyon Project is turning all that into an OHV area from the airport to Munds Park. Some of the well designed and maintainable trail is being retained, some of the unmaintainable and excess trail is being closed, and new trail is being created. The Forest Service is doing an excellent job designing and laying out the trail. I've been very impressed and they're great people to work with. It's gonna be great! Actually already is since as the work progresses it is open and legal riding.

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