QWR’s Sound Trails Initiative spent a few days last week working with Forest Service staff doing a post-fire assessment. As some of you know, about 3/4ths of the designated trail system at the Stonyford OHV Area on the Mendocino National Forest was decimated by a wildfire that was started by two lost hikers in July.
The Stonyford OHV Area is the largest Forest Service destination area in Northern California. While there is no direct access to the trail system for non-street legal OHVs out of the main camping areas at Davis Flat and Fouts Springs, dual-sport motorcyclists can access a large number of non-burned trails by simply riding a few miles up M10. Non-street legal OHVs can be trailered up M10 for a few miles where they can use system roads/trails that are open.
In addition, dual-sport motorcyclists can access the extensive trail network at the Upper Lake OHV Area by using the OHV corridor that links up Stonyford with Upper Lake.
QWR will be working with the Forest Service and volunteers over the winter months to help restore and monitor the trail system for an anticipated reopening of the main route network in late spring of 2013.
QWR also wants to thank all of our sponsors who make it possible for us to protect and promote responsible OHV recreation on public lands.
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