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    Logging? Blue Blazes at Batchelor

    So before the recent monsoon like weather a buddy and were out at Batchelor St. and noticed a whole lot of Blue Blazes on trees. My buddy seemed to think that this was part of a seasonal land management plan. etc..

    What I want to know is:

    When are the loggers coming? Is this an inevitability? Couldn't find anything on the NEMBA site.

    A little feedback here would good as it seems like a good chunk of the lower trails will be effected.

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    I'm on the other coast, so can only offer some generic suggestions.

    I'd contact the land manager or agency first, be it county, state, whatever. See if they have anything on their web site or newsletter, or have a public information office.

    If you turn up blanks with that, see if your state has a forestry department or something similar. In California, there is a state agency that reviews timber harvest plans.

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    Contact the management forester for that area. My guess is that is Eastern Ct. Valley. Lots of info here but I see no indication of any activity in that district. Could be home fuelwood if it's all near easily accessible forest roads.

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    Logging is planned for B street during April and May of 2099. Ride it while you can!

    Seriously though, them blue blazes been there for a long time. Long as I can remember, and I've been riding there for almost a decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smelly
    Logging is planned for B street during April and May of 2099. Ride it while you can!

    Seriously though, them blue blazes been there for a long time. Long as I can remember, and I've been riding there for almost a decade.
    Bastard! You got me good with that one, didn't notice the 2099 and thought you meant this year.

    Love B street can't wait to head out there once it dries out.

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    According to a guy I ran into who claimed to have been one of the original B-Street builders, they are logging blazes from a plan to log off that section but it was abandoned due to protest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victim
    Love B street can't wait to head out there once it dries out.
    Thanks!

    An FYI for everyone: There will be a handful of trailwork days this spring. We (NEMBA/ B street trail care crew) plan to get a bunch of work done early in the spring when the trails are mucky and unrideable, then spend the season enjoying the fruits of our labor. Dates to be announced soon. Hope you can make it.

    Chaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by smelly
    Thanks!

    An FYI for everyone: There will be a handful of trailwork days this spring. We (NEMBA/ B street trail care crew) plan to get a bunch of work done early in the spring when the trails are mucky and unrideable, then spend the season enjoying the fruits of our labor. Dates to be announced soon. Hope you can make it.

    Chaz
    Yes I'd love to help, I enjoy trail work. Post dates up here when your ready. I have a rotating work schedule but have lots of time off too. If I'm not working I'll be there.

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    Dont ride Batch unless it is frozen again!

    Mucky and unrideable. Though there are stretches that have tempted riders, there is no possible loop without leaving this behind.
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Quote Originally Posted by hado_pv
    Mucky and unrideable. Though there are stretches that have tempted riders, there is no possible loop without leaving this behind.
    Who left those tracks?

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    so how do you explain all of last season??????????????????????

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