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Old March 24th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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I cross posted this in the Pub, hope that was ok.

From Pirate:

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=773206

Easiest letter generator EVER.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/savetherubicon/

It is important to note, that there are two choices of letters. One if you have been on the Rubicon and one if you have not. Please print of the one that applies and have anyone that rides with you sign one as well.

Thanks everyone!
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Old March 24th, 2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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I looked that over and they don't say what the threat is. And it also says that you would still go to different trails and continue to recreate in that area if it was closed. So you are saying "close it, you'll still get my tourist dollars".

The better letter would be "I only come to Homewood/Tahoe to do the Rubicon, close it and I'll spend my dollars elsewhere".

Maybe I missed something. It sounds like a bait/switch thing to me.

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It's the only trail currently open in the winter and there is a push to close it. This has been a constant struggle to my understanding and it's back on the table yet again.
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The Rubicon Trail foundation has a link as well.

http://www.rubicontrail.org/
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Old March 24th, 2009, 06:37 PM   #5
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I got that. Did you read the document.
It says that if closed, you will just use another trail and still give California, El Dorado County, and the foothill region your tax dollars anyway. Not the $$message$$ to send.

Look at the lawyers client list!! They represent water districts, usually the other side!! I will support any effort to keep the rubicon (or any trail) open, but I smell a rat. It does not look right!

I may very well be wrong, but I doubt it.
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It's the only trail currently open in the winter
Actually it's not. There are tons of snow wheeling trails from Bishop to Alturas
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I typically trust Pirate with the land use letters. Right now though, I'm running out the door and will see what other info I can dig up in the morning.
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I typically trust Pirate with the land use letters. Right now though, I'm running out the door and will see what other info I can dig up in the morning.
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If the Rubicon Trail is closed, for any reason and at any time of
the year, I will choose, at the same time of the year, a different trail in
El Dorado County or an adjacent foothill county, to recreate in my, or
as a passenger in someone else’s, off-highway vehicle.
I probably would have blindly sent it, but it didn't "read" right.
I had to read it over several times to see if I was missing something.
Remember, the dark side has spies everywhere. Lies and deceptions are their specialty.

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Yeah, I was wrong.
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Just got this email from JPFreek Adventure Mag:

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On Thursday, April 23rd the California Water Quality Control Board is having a public hearing in Rancho Cordova to finalize their decision on closing the Rubicon Trail.

JPFreek Adventure Magazine is asking each of you on behalf of the National Off-Road Association - www.nora-usa.com - who are within driving distance of Sacramento to attend this important public hearing. Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts need to show the Water Board the overwhelming public support to keep the Rubicon Trail open year-round. NORA's goal is to have over (500) OHV enthusiasts present at this public hearing.

This is serious. On April 1st of this year, the United States Forest Service issued a 2-year temporary closure of the very popular Tellico OHV Area in North Carolina. Help Rubicon from turning into a Tellico type situation by showing your support on April 23rd.

Assemblyman Ted Gaines and a representative from Congressman Tom McClintock's office will be in attendance, as well as Off-Road Hall of Famer, Mark A. Smith. Local Sacramento news media will also be covering this historic event.

Please call or email Erin Lara, Member Services Director at NORA to let her know if you are able to attend as we are trying to obtain a head count. She can be reached at (530) 333-1487, ext. 1 or info@nora-usa.com. If the Rubicon Trail is closed, even temporarily this go-around, this will not only set a precedent for the permanent future of the Rubicon but also every other publicly-owned land access point throughout the United States. THIS IS CRITICAL!

Meeting Place and Time

Location - 11020 Sun Center Drive # 200; Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Date & Time - Thursday, April 23rd @ 12:30 PM
This email was sent by JPFreek Adventure Magazine, P.O. Box 864, Houston, Texas 77001, using Express Email Marketing. You subscribed to this permission-based list on 10/10/2007.
So whats the deal with this pirate 4x4 save the Rubicon thing? It seems sketchy. It sounds like it says that you'll still use other ORV trails in the area if they close the Rubicon.
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