Originally Posted by Inane Cathode
Is it possible to put up some sort of steel grating up and over the creek to prevent mud and silt, or is it more the general land usage that you're unsettled about?
The creek floods big time in the spring, which is part of the reason the county quit maintaining it. That creek, as tame as it may look in the videos, runs four feet deep and 100 feet wide when the snow melts upstream in the Wind River mountains. Any culvert or cattle-guard-like grating over the creek would wash away, or get undermined every spring. I'm unwilling to spend much money on improvements or maintenance for the benefit of trespassers whose presence on my land creates liability problems. Remember that I don't intend to ever use that old road in the future. I want to reclaim it, and get rid of the scar, not just in the creek bottom, but up the hillside above the creek.
I'm also concerned about theft and vandalism, as I'm planning to build a cabin on the land near the creek crossing.