Closed for winter!!!
To all of our friends
I received a call this morning from the folks at McKenzie Bridge. They are the ones that are resposible for the Santiam Pass/ Hoodoo area snowmobile trails and OHV trails. They informed me that there were 8 or so 4X4's, (Jeeps ETC.) up on the snowmobile trails at Santiam this past weekend. Supposedly this was a club event of some sort.
Just to let you all know, the Santiam Pass/Hoodoo area is closed to OHV's in the winter.
Honestly, I am assuming that all of you that recieves this letter are well enough informed that none of you were among the guilty. If you know of anyone that may have taken part in this outing, will you please let them know that this sort of behavior cast a bad light on all of the OHV community. I do think there is a need to get some signs posted to inform people that inadvertently go up there thinking that it is ok to ride, that it is not OK. Still a little common sense should suggest that a 4X4 on a groomed snowmobile trail is not going to be looked upon favorably.Thank you all for supporting all of our/your riding areas. Please help us to keep them open by helping us watch over them.
Bend Fort Rock Ranger District
Combined Off Highway Vehicle Operations
Education and Enforcement
Deschutes N.F., Ochoco N.F. Prineville BLM
Deschutes County 4 Wheeler
(Trails Development Committee)
Harney County High Desert Wheeler
Region 6 PNW4WDA Secretary
South East Oregon Resource Advisory Council