dang, was there flooding/weather, or is it more of a conservation thing? we'll find out. anyway I was thinking of camping in florecne so while youz mugs were driving to Fj i'd be eating bacon around the fire. either that or spending sat nighht after out there. Only so much driving the little guy can take in one day even tho I try to keep my passengers entertained with my driving style and musical stylings.....if its still on I'll be sure to let yall know beforehand whether I will meet in catalina or on trail at FJ.
I was on another forum a couple of minutes ago and somebody posted that martinez is closed. You might wanna talk to the Forest Service guys or somebody in state trust land department or whatever to verify this information.
doh, thanks for the heads-up james.
i'll get ahold of the state folks and see what i can find.
found this tonight. I got the number to the local BLM guy that is supposed to know. Turns out through this link that he might not be on the side of the 4x4er but on the side of the greenies trying to close trails.
non blm lands are excluded from the plans so state land connector sections are not shown but are obvioulsy still open (with permit) as they are not blm. I told him I was looking to make a day in the area and recon moderate trails due to closures and needing to change our martinez plans. The guy I spoke with reccomended Price to and through Box Canyon, East to the Coke ovens and out via battle axe....he said this a may prove challneging or even prohobitive for a stock wrangler, which sounds about right to me. what say ya'll, I'll be looking through theire maps/plans since I am so busy at work....I for one would still like to go and perhaps recon some alt routes......might even have my winch on by then. The linked maps show closure pts but you need a big plotter/monitor or a lot of zooming, I'll try and make some useful large prints. more later.....
looking at the map I cannot find martinez cabin itself but notice that much of the mining actvity seems to be on fee title lands, BLM has no authority there! seems there are routes aplenty to chose from, whose still in?
one it looks like you can still legally get within a 1/2 mile of the cabin; am I missing something?
two, battle axe is a long long way out via 77/oracle and not going back through florence at all, looks like you'd hafta drive pretty fast to make it in a day. I did tell him I had a jeep not a buggy....well BACK TO WORK, I'll check in later