This route will be primarily a new one. The existing one does get close to a lake/pond and some wet areas, and will be closed and only available for hiking and equestrian use (which can cause more problems than our rigs, but the quads and bikes can really sway the equation with what they can do).
Roadless areas (IRA's) have been around since the early/mid 70's (RARE I & II). Under the formula, the area does not have to be completely without roads. The area that Creek n Trail is run in, is an IRA, even though a very old road runs through from O'Brien to Smith River on the coast, as well as the McGrew and many olther timber and mining roads. Most of these are on the maps, and are classified roads, and some are user created. McGrew is actually still carried on the books as a road, even though it is treated as a trail for ost everyday purposes.
1981 Cherokee W/T, 360, T-18, Warn 8274 in custom bumper/deer strainer (tested and approved)
1988 Cherokee 4 door, 3" Rancho lift, custom sliders/steps, custom roof rack, custom camo paint, custom camo headliner, custom bumpers and Warn 9500 HS, 31-10.50's
Only 31's, but can drag self with either rig
BLM John Day/Snake RAC-OHV Representative
Wolfpack 4x4's - Region 5 - "Cave Lupum"
VP- Outcast Land Use Review Team
Last edited by Art Waugh; 12-17-2009 at 10:42 AM.