IS IT OPEN?

Discussion in 'Uwharrie News' started by yodaman88, May 29, 2020.

  1. yodaman88

    yodaman88 Well-Known Member

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    Did ure actually open on the 15th like the website says, or are they treating it like closing rocky mountain loop where they say a date to reopen but never do?
     
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  2. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

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    Hi Everyone – I know you all have a lot of questions about when the OHV trails are going to reopen on the National Forests in NC – Uwharrie National Forest. I have attached the official press release that came out today for the Badin Lake OHV Trail Closure Extension. The OHV trails will be remaining closed through May 31st with a tentative date of June 1st to reopen them.


    We understand this is frustrating for all of you. We are trying our best to get our janitorial contracts modified to include the CDC guidelines for disinfection and cleaning more frequently for our vault toilets, bathhouses, restrooms, and trash pick-up. We are also trying to develop our safe working practices, purchase the PPE and other supplies we will need to work in the office and the field in order to provide an environment that meets the health and safety needs of the public and our employees. We appreciate your patience.


    Thank you. Bye - Terry
     
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  3. R Q

    R Q Well-Known Member

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    U.S. Forest Service - National Forests in North Carolina
    May 13 at 3:00 PM ·
    Badin Lake Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail System on the Uwharrie National Forest will remain closed through May 31. This federal agency operating decision was based on regional data and best available information regarding local health and safety.
    We are working with our state and local partners as we determine the best path forward to safely reopen the trail system as local conditions warrant. The Forest Service's highest priority is ensuring the safety of the public and our employees on national forest system lands while supporting mission critical functions.
    Forest Service officials are regularly evaluating the situation and working with local communities on phased plans to reopen sites and facilities as soon as this can be accomplished safely.
    We are looking forward to again seeing these sites filled with the people from the communities we serve, enjoying the full benefits their national forests have to offer.
    For more information please contact the Uwharrie Ranger District at (910) 576-6391.
     
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  4. BIGWOODY

    BIGWOODY Well-Known Member

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    The Rona must only effect the ohv trails and not bother people on horses at all. The Rona must not be an issue at Brown Mt which has already been open a few weeks to everyone. This is all more government horse shit.
     
  5. R Q

    R Q Well-Known Member

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    Maybe we should riot and loot!
     
  6. BIGWOODY

    BIGWOODY Well-Known Member

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    You laugh but we're heading that way....Im no looter but I will get out and be heard if I feel like I need to be.
     
  7. Tommy_T

    Tommy_T Active Member

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    Copied from the Friends of Uwharrie Facebook page -

    Some good news and some not so good news (but not bad) for almost all user groups

    On June 1, 2020, Uwharrie National Forest will open the Badin Lake OHV Trail Complex.

    The vault toilets will remain closed, visitors should be prepared to take waste home. (See photo for how to handle waste)

    Canebrake Horse Camp will remain closed however Canebrake Overflow and Badin Horse Camp will open on June 1 for dispersed camping and day use parking. Arrowhead Campground, Badin Lake Campground, Canebrake Horse Camp, West Morris Mt. Campground, Yates Place Camp,

    Uwharrie Hunt Camp, Flintlock Valley Shooting Range, and King’s Mt. Point Day Use Area are expected to reopen later in June.

    Badin Lake Group Camp will remain closed until the Conservation Corps North Carolina crew has completed trail work in late August.


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  8. benXJ

    benXJ Well-Known Member

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    The fed is 100% incompetent and ignorant and corript. Just go on the trails. We pay for them.

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  9. dark knight

    dark knight Well-Known Member

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    Who’s out for a trail report today?
     
  10. Phansm72

    Phansm72 Active Member

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    We arevwheeling this weekend
     
  11. jeepinmatt

    jeepinmatt Still Fat

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    Is it ok to go ride Uwharrie if you are protesting?
     
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  12. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    I plan on protesting on the trails
     
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  13. superman27344

    superman27344 Well-Known Member

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    I am glad they finally opened, but can you imagine the shit show that it will be this coming weekend out there? This will make a normal opening weekend look like a ghost town by comparison. On the plus side, probably will make for some really epic destruction of beater rigs that have been couped up at home hiding from the Rona, lol.
     
  14. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    I believe you are 100% right, its going to be packed this weekend. I would be lying if I said I didn't want to see said vehicular breakage.

    And yes, I am dumb enough to be spending the weekend there.....
     
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  15. BIGWOODY

    BIGWOODY Well-Known Member

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    Will be ridding my bike there this afternoon...I'll let ya know if anything out of the ordinary is going on.
     
  16. Subzilla

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    Just got back from a day of URE. All trails open. We could tell lots of trail work has been done. Except for Daniel. The ledge and above is even more entrenched than ever. Didn’t even want to attempt climbing it. Not many folks there at all! But HOT!
     
  17. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    @hurt4x4 and I will be there Friday in our gay silver Tacomas.
     
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  18. BIGWOODY

    BIGWOODY Well-Known Member

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    If you ever wanted to take your wife's stock SUV or all wheel drive mini van, this would be the weekend to do so. Everything is groomed except the couple of rough spots on Daniel. The hill climb on dutch John was in great shape and then someone got stuck and spun out two giant holes half way up (or down) so that may suck for a few. Otherwise, same ol UNF.
     
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  19. superman27344

    superman27344 Well-Known Member

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    I bet those two holes on Dutch John are the same ones that always form up there near the top, right? Seems like every year they fill them in and not long after opening they are dug out almost instantly.
     
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  20. BIGWOODY

    BIGWOODY Well-Known Member

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    nope half way up...looked like amateur hour. If it's not moving on rock, heat them up, not moving on dirt, back up.
     
  21. Van-go

    Van-go Not an old man

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    So is anyone else going down tomorrow?
     
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  22. junkxj

    junkxj Well poop!!!!!

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    Back side of Daniel is now a smooth dirt road. Very few people out yesterday and so far today.
     
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  23. Tommy_T

    Tommy_T Active Member

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    Went out for a few hours this morning. Extremely crowded. Spent half the time pulled off the trail letting big groups (20+) pass. About 15 waiting in line at Dickie Bell hill. Lots of ATV's everywhere including several running on the forest roads. I almost had a head-on with one on Dutch John Road, he was passing another ATV on a curve at a pretty good speed. I'll go back sometime on a weekday; too many people in too little space today for me.
     
  24. 72Rockcruiser

    72Rockcruiser Actually Wheels Now!?!

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    Anyone up for a weekday ride later this week? Need to shakedown my new 4Runner.
     
  25. cufor98

    cufor98 Well-Known Member

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    If I could do it in front wheel drive I would!lol My son wants to get out there. Probably going to be too slick for that though. After I get my rear drive shaft replaced, I'll be up for a weekday day trip with little man.
     

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