Corral Canyon continues to recover from the Horse Fire and the main gate
has been open since the end of February. Use has been moderate to high on
weekends and the good news is that the vast majority of visitors are having
fun while playing by the rules. We have had a very small number of clueless
riders trespass into the burn area and due to the high level of
surveillance and law enforcement all have been apprehended before doing any
real damage to the soil stabilization measures going on in the burned
areas. Please pass the word that we are working to get the burned areas
stabilized and that the area has to remain undisturbed so we can reopen it
as soon as possible. If the area is further damaged by off-roaders who
trespass into it, reopening will be delayed and since most of the funding
we have has time limits attached to it reopening could be delayed
indefinitely if we get behind schedule. We need everyone’s help to keep our
reopening efforts on schedule. Please remind everyone you can to protect
motorized access to public land by following the rules, staying on
designated trails and taking good care of their recreation resources.
Next Volunteer work day – 04/21/2007
The second phase of the re-opening process is gearing up and we are moving
forward with the work. Trails Unlimited has finished replacing the tread
and repairing the drainage on all the trails we needed them to fix. The
materials for the second phase of work will be delivered next week so I am
asking for any interested volunteers to come out to Corral Canyon on
Saturday April 21st for another work day. Bring your work clothes/gear and
plan to meet at Bobcat Campground at 9:45 am. Most of the effort will be
focused on the fencing that needs to be installed. We are planning to work
until 4:30 pm so bring a lunch if you want to spend the whole day with us.
I want to take another opportunity to thank everyone who has helped in the
effort to reopen Corral Canyon so far. It is great to be working with such
proactive people who understand the value of their off-road resources and
are willing to step up and do what it takes to keep the Corral Canyon OHV
area open for the enjoyment of all. You are great examples of the kind of
people it will take to ensure the future of areas like Corral Canyon.
Email me with questions otherwise I will see you there!
OHV Program Manager
Descanso Ranger District
Cleveland National Forest
3348 Alpine Blvd.
Alpine, CA 91901
(619) 445 6235 ext 3451