New Trails News for April 2104 at Jones Creek!

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New Trails News for April 2104 at Jones Creek!

Postby mikeames » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:29 pm

To All Off-Road Enthusiasts in SW Washington:

As you may have heard there is good news brewing in the Yacolt Burn State Forest. After nearly seven years of planning we are finally going to begin building new 4x4, ATV, and Dirt Bike trails as part of the first phase of the DNR's ten year recreation plan for the Yacolt Burn.

Yes, it's true - it's actually going to happen!

Leadership from the Jones Creek Trail Riders Association (JCTRA), and Piston’s Wild Motorsports as well as other supporting organizations has already engaged in several meetings with the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to discuss the “nuts and bolts” of implementing the trail building process.

Throughout the month of May, our groups will be working on the ground with the DNR finalizing trail layout and roughing in the first sections of new trails. Much of the roughing in process will be handled using heavy equipment, so the need for volunteers will be minimal during the month of May.

Once a portion of the trails has been roughed-in, we will need an outpouring of volunteer support to complete the trail building process. Toward the end of May, dates will be announced for work parties in June and beyond and that is when we will need the off-road community to join in and help build the new trails!

To put it simply, JCTRA will take the lead on building most of the ATV and Dirt Bike (single-track) trails and Piston’s Wild Motorsports will take the lead on building the 4X4 trails. Both groups will be working in cooperation with the DNR and in accordance with the approved plan. In most cases there will be separate operations going on in the forest for these projects although it will not be uncommon to share resources to promote building trails at the least cost and the highest rate of efficiency. In some cases volunteers may be asked to help out with either type of trail building project as the need arises.

Please remember that it is in all of our best interests to see both groups succeed as the trail projects are linked together. If one group falls too far behind, the other will not be allowed to proceed. This will be a team effort to bring additional motorized recreation to the Yacolt Burn!

So how can you help?

The best way to stay informed about the progress of the new trail building and what you can do to help is to register on the http://www.jctra.org website (ATV/MC) or http://www.pistonswild.com forum (4x4). Registering on these internet sites will add you to the respective clubs email address list which means you'll get up to date emails letting you know what's is going on, when there are work parties planned, and how you can get involved in the process. It is 100% free and you do not have to join or become a member of either club to be added to the email list(s). Registering is easy and you can have your name removed from the list(s) at any time.

To register and add yourself to the JCTRA.org mailing list please click HERE to begin the registration process.

We will also be posting periodic news and calls for volunteers on some of the local forums such as Thumpertalk, PNW4WDA and OMRA forums . . . but adding your name to these email lists is the only way to ensure that you will receive the most up to date and accurate information.

We thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you on the trails ! ! !

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Re: New Trails News for April 2104 at Jones Creek!

Postby mikeames » Thu May 15, 2014 9:08 pm

We need volunteers to come help build the first new legal ATV trails in SW Washington in decades!

Saturday we'll be working on an ATV section of trail. Gravel will be loaded by a skid steer and hauled by JCTRA 6x6's and we need lots of help spreading the gravel and raking out roughed in sections of trail.

If you'd like to volunteer, please come to the Jones Creek staging area Saturday, May 17th at 8:30 AM. The work party will end around 5:00 PM, but you are welcome to leave earlier if you like.

Please bring gloves, lunch, and come dressed for the weather.

Families with kids are welcome!

As a bonus, everyone who joins the work party will receive a free $10 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC gift card!

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Re: New Trails News for April 2104 at Jones Creek!

Postby Patio_Furniture » Mon May 19, 2014 10:50 pm

How did the trail building go? Sorry missed out but will try to be there next time. Excited for some new local trails. And pics?
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Re: New Trails News for April 2104 at Jones Creek!

Postby mikeames » Sat May 24, 2014 11:05 pm

Building went well. Hope to have the first section complete in early June is we can get enough volunteers.
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Re: New Trails News for April 2104 at Jones Creek!

Postby mikeames » Wed May 28, 2014 9:14 am

Slight change of plans for Thursday, May 29th only, WE WILL NOT BE MEETING AT THE STAGING AREA THURSDAY MORNING. If you plan to come out Thursday please PM or email me at mike.ames@jctra.org and I'll make sure you get where you need to go.

Friday, and Saturday we are still meeting at the Jones Creek staging area at 8:30 AM.

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Re: New Trails News for April 2104 at Jones Creek!

Postby mikeames » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:03 am

We got all thee culvert in, got all the necessary blocking completed, and we've got about 2/3 of the rocking finished.
A huge thanks to those who volunteered to come out Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
We only have five people show up Saturday for the bug push. We might have been able to get the trail finished if we'd had a better turnout. The trails are not going to build themselves folks, we need lots of volunteers to make it happen.
Next work party is Friday, June 13th and Saturday, June 14th. 8:30 at the Jones Creek staging area.
Volunteer hours count toward a free Discovery Pass and you'll also receive a $10 gift card from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC.
Please register on http://www.jctra.org to stay informed.
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Re: New Trails News for April 2104 at Jones Creek!

Postby mikeames » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:15 pm

Today started out pretty wet up on the hill and I wasn't sure we'd get much done, but in the end the weather calmed down enough that we got both culverts taken care of, added some width restrictions, and got the entire section of new trail brushed out.

Tomorrow we need to finish rocking out the sections that need rock and the trail is essentially complete.

Come out and volunteer to help us with the big push to finish the first section of new trail at Jones Creek tomorrow, Saturday, June 14th. Meeting at the Jones Creek staging area at 8:30.

Bring gloves and come dressed for the weather (which is supposed to be much better than todays...).

Lunch will be provided!

Let's get this section finished!

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Re: New Trails News for April 2104 at Jones Creek!

Postby mikeames » Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:29 am

We hope to finish up the first section of new trail Saturday, June 28th.

We'll be hauling rock, installing signs, and finishing any last details to get the trail completed so the DNR can declare it open for public use.

We need all the volunteers we can get so come to the Jones Creek staging area at 8:30, Saturday, June 28th and help build the trails you ride. There is something to do for everyone.

Bring gloves, and come dressed for the weather. Lunch will be provided!!

All volunteers will receive a $10 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC gift card in care of the RMATV/MC Racegas program. Visit www.rockymountainatvmc.com for to check out their stuff!

Please register on the www.jctra.org website. Registering will add you to our email list. You will receive 3-4 emails per month and you can be removed at any time by simply replying to any of the emails requesting that you be removed. It is be far the best way to stay informed of all things Jones Creek.

This work party is open to the public and your volunteer hours count toward a free Discovery Pass.

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Re: New Trails News for April 2104 at Jones Creek!

Postby mikeames » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:48 am

June 28th work party POSTPONED until Saturday, July 5th due to the weather.


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