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Old 10-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #8566
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Started going through the camping gear this morning and getting things somewhat ready to pack up for the trip next weekend. My 12 year old daughter is excited for the adventure. we are looking forward to seeing you all. We are planning to tent camp at the cabins...
Wish I could join you there, but I have to keep RedBird Station open that weekend.

It is our Halloween night ride and I'm sure I will be swamped.

Plan on doing the Loose Nut ride the following weekend instead.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:35 PM   #8567
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Found this spooky old graveyard today waaay back in the woods. It also happens to be a "shortcut" off the HNF tracks.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:35 PM   #8568
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i got out for a bit... sure was nice.



even got to ride with an old riding buddy... welcome back jerry.




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Old 10-21-2012, 08:06 PM   #8569
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IN 135 Closed S. of Story

There were no barriers or signs up until the Christianburg Rd. intersection about 4 miles SE of Story. The actual roadwork is about 1 mile south of the Beck's Grove intersection (or about 6 miles SE of Story). The state designated detour is US 58.
I took Beck's Grove east to 525 S. to US 58 this afternoon. It is a good ride.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:47 AM   #8570
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Closed or Abandoned Roads

Question for those of whom are familiar with the forest areas in our fair state. What are the rules pertaining to riding on closed or abandoned roads? I came upon a lovely "closed" road with a locked barrier and noticed a group of hunters unlocking the gate and driving their pickup through it. I may or may not have enjoyed what was beyond the gate anyways but I am unclear as to what the rules officially are, because allegedly there is some fun riding beyond some of these barriers, not that I would know.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:38 PM   #8571
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:57 PM   #8572
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e. A classic and current example of this is Combs Rd. near Elkinsville, IN. The Brown County Commissioners gave this a five-year "temporary" closure at least that many years ago but I can assure you unless someone raises hell about it the gates will remain closed without due process.
yea got there yesterday and wounder what to do
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:00 PM   #8573
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Those hunters likely had a handicapped hunter access permit.

Many of the roads you're looking at were originally county roads most of which were closed illegally by State and Federal officials by bypassing the formal abandonment process and just putting up a gate. A classic and current example of this is Combs Rd. near Elkinsville, IN. The Brown County Commissioners gave this a five-year "temporary" closure at least that many years ago but I can assure you unless someone raises hell about it the gates will remain closed without due process.

Others roads on State property are logging or fire trails. In the HNF there are no fire trails, at least according to what they've told me and only recently have they begun limited logging again.

All of them are off-limits to our use.
What a waste and a shame of some great dual sport roads. There is potential there for a great little trail system.

What is the penalty if the man catches one of us enjoying what joy there could be had beyond the barriers?
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:03 PM   #8574
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just ran across these again.. worth another look..





man... can't wait for the weekend to get here already!
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:18 PM   #8575
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:55 PM   #8576
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:13 PM   #8577
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I went camping and hiking back in HNF past the gated bridge off Combs road a few weeks ago. My party and I saw a convoy of 4x4s driving on some of the roads and they actually passed our camp too. My brother and I talked to some locals and they told us how to bypass the bridge( how the trucks got back there). We took his jeep almost to our camp. I was thinking about riding out there on those same trails until I read these last few posts. So are the D.I.R.T. designated trails the only dirt trails we can ride in HNF?
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:51 PM   #8578
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I know its beating a dead horse, but other than hunters, I can't see what the bother would be to use the closed roads as D/S trails.

It makes it even more fustrating when you read offical "reports" such as this one that they type up now and again to justify why we can ride in those areas. What a joke.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5302778.pdf
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:31 PM   #8579
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I know its beating a dead horse, but other than hunters, I can't see what the bother would be to use the closed roads as D/S trails.

It makes it even more fustrating when you read offical "reports" such as this one that they type up now and again to justify why we can ride in those areas. What a joke.
That horse has been beat to death,revived,and beat to death again and again,

I am on both sides of riding in the HNF, I think if managed properly it would be fine,but like most trail systems people just wanna ride ride ride,and never help maintain. Oh everybody is down for helping out until the time comes then you have soccer,T ball,yard sales,aunt weezy came into town,etc,etc.

Opening the HNF to offroad use will never happen,it just wont,they keep closing existing forest trails all over the country. So why would they open up the beloved HNF to a bunch of wildass dirt bike riders.

If you feel the need to "explore" the trails then do so at your own risk and enjoy.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:05 PM   #8580
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Bedford, IN – April 3, 2012. Two gates were erected Monday to block illegal off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding on the Huron-Scarlet Road and County Road 825 North.
With the cooperation of the Orange County Commissioners, the Hoosier National Forest is closing these unimproved county roads to motor vehicle traffic. Darren Norrington, Civil Engineer on the Hoosier National Forest, explained, “The only traffic using the roads was off-road trucks and all-terrain vehicles, and both were getting off the roads and causing significant resource damage.”

Norrington estimates by closing the 0.75 mile Huron-Scarlet Road, also called Fox Hollow Road, and the 1.2 mile old County Road 825 North, the Hoosier has eliminated access to 6-7 miles of illegal OHV trails on the Forest. “Though gates have been installed, foot traffic is welcome,” Norrington said, and in fact said a mushroom hunter in the area Monday was pleased that the Forest was closing the area to the illegal traffic.
The Forest plans to return to the area later this year to rehabilitate the damage and disturbed area in Orange County caused by the OHV riders. Norrington said many of the trails were in close proximity to the stream and are causing water quality concerns.
Law enforcement officers will increase patrols in the area to ensure OHV riders do not continue to use the area or go behind the gates. Illegal riders can be fined up to $375 and have their vehicle impounded.
For more information contact the Bedford Office at 812-275-5987.
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