Friday, December 31, 2021

Colorado: New access to BLM lands attracts horses and hikers - Full Article

Summit parcel has winter closure Dec. 1 to April 30

By Jim Mimiaga Journal staff writer
Thursday, Dec 30, 2021

This fall, equestrians galloped to the newly opened Bureau of Land Management parcel south of Summit Lake.

Access to the 2,800 acres of rolling sage-brush hills, peppered with pinon-juniper forests, had been cut off from the general public because it is hemmed in by private land.

Legal public access was developed last year in partnership with the Montezuma County Commissioners...

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Utah Division of the National Pony Express Association Installs Signage Along Original Pony Express Route - Full Article

November 12 2021

State Divisions of the National Pony Express Association are in the process of installing route marking signs as near as possible to the original route taken by Pony Express riders between 1860-61. The automotive or auto tour route of the Pony Express National Historic Trail is largely marked across the entirety of the Trail’s 2,000 miles through eight States, according to Utah Division Member Patrick Hearty. That route, which follows the original Pony Express route via the closest available paved roads, can be as much as 60 miles from the actual route followed by Pony Express riders in the 19th century, Hearty says.

Today, the Association’s annual Pony Express re-ride, which takes place between St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California every June, follows the original route as closely as possible primarily along a series of rural roads, though that route has yet to be marked in many places...

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

California: Residents ask park board to keep horse trails open - Full Article

December 10, 2021
By Alex Wilson -

Residents of a Camarillo neighborhood threaded with equestrian trails are hopeful that the trail system will not fade into the sunset.

Long-standing legal issues have cast a shadow on the future of the trails surrounding Las Posas Equestrian Park, managed by the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District.

Horse enthusiasts, hikers and others who live in the Las Posas Hills neighborhood made a strong showing at the Dec. 2 park board meeting.

More than a dozen speakers pleaded with the board to protect access to the trails near the park at 2084 Via Veneto.

Kelly Sutton said cutting off access to the trails could force people who keep horses at nearby homes to ride in the street...

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Free Webinar Dec 9: Wheels and Legs: Reducing Nonmotorized Trails Conflicts

This webinar will provide perspectives and an assessment of the issue of conflicts and potential solutions when dealing with nonmotorized trails.

Presented by:

• Dennis Benson, Recreation Program Manager, Deschutes National Forest, USDA Forest Service
• Ryan Ojero, Southwest Regional Manager, Washington Trails Association
• Deonne Vanderwoude, Human Dimensions Supervisor, City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks
• Curt Kruger, Co-Founder and Current Director, Trail Partners
• Robert (Bob) Searns, Owner, Robert Searns and Associates, Inc.

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