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Rigger007:
Looks as though everyone better start going over their maps to see whats closed. I've been poring over the Wilderness additions in the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon and some great scenic drives are now hippie only zones. Among them a huge chunk of the historic Barlow Trail over the Mountain. I'm sure Washington had some closures as well. I love the old wagon trails and think they should always be open to travel. Grrr. I found the Oregon maps on
http://www.oregonwild.org/wilderness/mount_hood_wilderness_campaign/lewis-and-clark-mount-hood-wilderness-maps
I think it's a hippie site but they have the maps, I believe so does Congressman Wyden's web page.

RioGrande95:

--- Quote from: Rigger007 on March 26, 2009, 01:35:31 PM ---Among them a huge chunk of the historic Barlow Trail over the Mountain.
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That's too bad, one of the first time's I'd ever put my Jeep into 4wd was on that trail.

Rigger007:
yup same here, I think its great they want to protect these areas from logging, mining and gas/oil exploration, but the wilderness designation goes to far in that it restricts 95% of the types of recreation the land supports. I love hiking, but there aren't that many people backpacking around. I'm pretty fired up about this right now, then I see they want to close the Rubicon too. Tough times for motor sports folks.

Rigger007:
If anyone is interested in looking at the actual bill to see what areas in what states are effected here is a link.

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s22/text

The Bill references map names that can be found here for Oregon areas.

http://wyden.senate.gov/newsroom/record.cfm?id=310479&

I'm not sure if Washington had anything new here. Some areas have state names and some don't, but the first couple pages of the bill list the contents and effected areas, so you guys may see someplace you know there.

Tim

dustdriver:

--- Quote from: Rigger007 on March 26, 2009, 01:35:31 PM ---Among them a huge chunk of the historic Barlow Trail over the Mountain.

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What section of the Barlow Trail are you guys talking about?  I like that route also, but the section I am familiar with (east of Hwy. 26) does not appear to be affected by the new designations.  Looks like there will be Wilderness on either side of the 3530 road, but the road itself is retained.  Is there (was there) more Barlow Rd west of Hwy 26?

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