Originally Posted by Perry J
My small town is surrounded by the Sequoia National Forest.
Areas that may receive 1 inch of snow once a winter and maybe 1/2 inch of rain are now being locked up by the F.S.
My favorite fishing spot is now locked up for no reason.
I understand locking up areas that are dangerous because of winter snows but they seem to lock us out of all access this winter.
I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing this in their area.
Mostly we have camp grounds gated and closed. It's not worth the cost to operators to keep them open and gated reduces the opening costs in the spring. The roads are all open except for timber company roads, some are open for hunting season and some not. Many are closed because dump and tree cutting issues.
I have not seen any dispersed sites closed in neck of the woods. The Forest Service has even put in metal fire rings at some the heavier used sites.
Some roads at 3000' or above are closed and gated to allow for winter activities, X-C skiing, snow shoeing, and snowmobiling. Those roads would be closed with snow at some time anyway.
California does some things differently than Oregon and Washington, such as camp stove permits, and other over regulated activities.