I got this announcement in my inbox last week about an upcoming meeting concerning area that has often been referred to as Denk Mountain. It is a North County San Diego trail system that has always been on my "Gotta check that out someday" list but never got around to it until today. I'm already comitted to coaching a hockey game on Saturday so I can't make the meeting. I did carve out some time this morning to check the area out. The area, while small, ain't bad at all. Considering the way North County San Diego open land is dwindling, you should look check out this area. The CNLM manages this area which is the same group that "manages" flightline so it is a good idea to be involved early in whatever is going on. The user group meeting is at 11AM, but SDMBA is leading a group ride starting at 9AM.
Here are a few pictures from this morning's once over ride through the place. The bits of trail pictured here represent pretty much the more technical/steep parts of the system. Most of the trail is fairly smooth with bits of stuff like this stuff here and there.
Here is the announcement
1. PUBLIC MEETING AND RIDE – SATURDAY MARCH 3 AT 11AM
See the announcement below for an important trail meeting in the
Carlsbad area. Rancho La Costa Conservation Area is located just
east of Rancho Santa Fe Road and north of La Costa Ave (we called it
Denk Mountain when we did trailwork there last year). If you use
the trails in this area, don't miss this important opportunity to
discuss the trail system with the land managers. If you don't know
the trails here, come and check them out before the meeting. SDMBA
will be leading a hilly intermediate to advanced ride starting at
Meet at the corner of Calle Junipero and Camino Romera at 9:00.
From Highway 5, take La Costa Avenue east all the way to Rancho
Santa Fe Road and turn left. Go about ˝ mile and turn right onto
Junipero. Take the first left onto Corte Romera and park here.
Please RSVP to Jessica at jvinje@... or 760-784-0672 for the
meeting. Contact Minette@sdmba.com for questions about the ride.
Notice of Public Meeting to All Users of the Rancho La Costa Habitat
When: Saturday, March 3, 2007; 11:00 am
Where: Intersection of Calle Junipero and Camino Romera
Who: The Center for Natural Lands Management invites all users of
the Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area
The Center for Natural Lands Management (Center) owns and manages
the Rancho La Costa Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) to protect
natural resources. The HCA is open to the public for recreational
uses, except motorized uses, such as motorcycles, vehicles and off
highway vehicles. In order to effectively protect and manage these
resources, the Center maintains a public trail system. At this
time, the trails are well posted and maintained. We also have
informational kiosks at several locations that provide trail maps
and other information. However, we have found that users are
creating new trails without Center authorization, and are walking
and riding off the HCA onto adjacent private lands. The Center
would like to meet with users to discuss our trail system and how it
can better serve the public and to ensure that trails are properly
used so that we can protect the HCA's resources.
Discussion Topics Include:
•Reasons for management of the HCA in perpetuity
•Land/parcel boundaries in the vicinity of HCA
•Multiple public recreational uses (mountain biking, hiking,
equestrian) on trails in the HCA
•Closing of unwanted trails and blocking off switch back cut-offs
•Management and maintenance of legal trails
•Public outreach/Volunteer opportunities
Please RSVP or call with any questions. jvinje@... 760-784-0672
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