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    JPL - Brown Mountain Trail - Pasadena

    anyone knows if it is open? I rode this trail and El Pietro after the fires but haven't tried it since the recent rain
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    Still off limits. Probably 'till summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tedroy
    Still off limits. Probably 'till summer.


    is this just an stimate or is it according to the u.s. national forest ? .

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    end of sept 2010 i believe.
    with the way the california economy and budget are going I cant see anyone making it happen any earlier.
    Damm shame- miss those trails

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    any new info on when this will open?

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    Not for a long time...:(

    a friend of a friend took these last month...after or in between rains...
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    holy crap! very sad to see that

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew
    end of sept 2010 i believe.
    with the way the california economy and budget are going I cant see anyone making it happen any earlier.
    Damm shame- miss those trails

    http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/angeles/orde...r-01-09-08.pdf

    what does the STATE economy and budget have to do with FEDERAL land managed by a FEDERAL agency???

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    There will be some good news in a couple days but I've been sworn to secrecy.
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    You are killing me!!, I've been waiting for it since last Sep. You don't know how much you miss something til it's gone.

    Thanks Toby
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    Aaaaggghhhh!!!

    Come on!!!

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    Man, I've been waiting for these to open too. Let us know as soon as you can!

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    Any trial build scheduled for this yet?

    I would like to volunteer to.....

    If anyone knows who is the group to contact in regards to this please post or PM me directly.

    The more people help out on this the sooner we can enjoy the trail once again.

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    Well Toby, any good news yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Pain Freak
    There will be some good news in a couple days but I've been sworn to secrecy.
    Any good news and I second the volunteer schedule. I'm available 2 days a week and willing to put in any kind of help to get the trail going. Just let me know where to sign up and what I can do.

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    Volunteering too. Post up some links and info for those in the know.

    Thanks.

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    I was just there today walikng my dogs. took some pic I'll post it when I get home. I can see the good news, but the recent can't help at all. I'm not teasing but can't post pic on my iPhone

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    Pic update 4-13-10

    I took my puppies out for a walk at JPL today. Still close at the Y but good news is the trail has been graded but it looks like the heavy rain on Sunday created more problems. I could not tell how much damage the last storm did but he we go

    The first 3 pic was taken on 3/11/10 it was not a pretty sight
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    The next set of pic was taken today

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    About 5' drop no sholder
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    At this point my puppy ran up the trail so I went after her
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    04/13/2010

    By the way, I called and left the message to about volunteering but no call back yet. Don't know when it would be open back up but so far so good. I'd say if it's dry the next few days we may have good news but per the phone call to the national forest they are not saying anything. Hope this help those who's been waiting. I notice more activity than last time more hikers, runners and at least 10 bikes rode pass me. They don't look like they are going to Brown though. I don't think that the lower Arroyo trail would be open but the fireroad looks very promising, forget El Prieto it'd be a while

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    thanks for the pics. ive never riden on this trail before. Looks really nice.
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    Thanks for the pics Mimi! I went there a few weeks ago with my bike too but just looking at the total devastation from the fire makes you think how much we take for granted the trails we usually go to and realize how we miss it now that its out of order. I hope by the end of the year it'll open again.

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    I don't know if they have finished grating the fireroad all the way to the saddle or not it looks like they may have done it already. That would be a good news. Lower trail didn't look so good as the water level probably rise to the trail it may required a whole lot more clean up.

    I went to Chantry Flat yesterday, rode upper winter creek the trial is in an excellent shape.
    I do agree if we can organize volunteer to help clean up Brown Mt fireroad it will be done much sooner.

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    If you as heart broken as I am that El P is closed then come to the MWBA Pancake breakfast and get involved. This was a regular ride for PMBC and many of you know what I'm talking about. THIS SUNDAY! April 25th is the breakfast at the Cobb Estate at the top of Lake and Loma Alta. This is where you enter the Lower Sam Merrill. There are lots of prizes to win including 3 complete bikes. go to mwba.org or pmbc.org for more info.

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    What time?

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    Mwba Bbq

    There's going to be a BBQ April 25th at 7 pm. for the Mount Wilson Bicycling Association at Pasadena Cyclery. This is the night before the Pancake breakfast up at the Cobb Estate in Altadena. Keith Bontrager is going to be cooking his famous veggie chili along with some tasty tamali's. There will also be a guacamole contest open to everyone, first place gets a prize. Donations will be excepted for a great night of food drinks and movie. If you go to the Facebook and search [ bbq Bontrager ] you can get more info and let em know your coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angry_beaver
    April 25th at 7 pm.
    The BBQ is SATURDAY APRIL 24th at 7pm.
    The Breakfast is SUNDAY APRIL 25th starting at 8am.


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    Rode El Prieto today. Probably illegal but I couldn't help myself. Brown Mt. fire road is eroded wonderfully - almost singletrack in sections. The fire road from the saddle down to El Prieto is washed out in many places. We had to dismount and climb over the gullies. El Prieto has been roto-rooted by the winter rains. I didn't even recognize the streambed. But someone has done a lovely grooming job on the trail. I thanked each and every one of you as I rolled happily down!

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