It is currently Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:19 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 897 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:59 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:42 pm
Posts: 2887
Location: Laguna
Given: 6321 thanks
Received: 5136 thanks
Bike(s): Pivot, Specialized, Giant
Favorite Trails: Anywhere but LPQ
From Gina just now:

Happy Friday!

I’m sure you are all wondering about the status of the trails after the 3+ inches of rain and the creek swelling to over 12 feet. They are wet; very, very wet. All the crossings are flooded and the bridges are displaced. Wagon Wheel is a total loss. The trail is covered, in sections, with water that was too deep to drive through. We are working on a temporary solution for the trails north of the creek to perhaps get us back on them sooner rather than later, but we still need a few days of sun before we can get the materials on site. It is still too wet to drive on and there is a chance of more rain showers on Sunday, not helpful.


Duck Pond is overflowing its spillway, so “Lower Cobbles” (just north of the waterfall) is a flowing creek, not useable. The South Main Trail off of Black Mountain Road is completely washed away, down to the base river rock.


Del Mar Mesa Preserve

The vernal pools on the mesa are covering the trails. Therefore, per the Resource Management Plan, the trails on the mesa are temporarily closed to preserve the pools and adjacent habitat. They will remain closed until the pools have receded adequately to pass them without widening the trail into the adjacent vegetation. Even Deer Creek is flowing high, it needs a few days to dry out as well.



Carmel Mountain Preserve

The trails are still very wet. There is water seeping from the vegetated slopes across the trail, making it very slippery and rutted with tracks. There are places where the water is ponded across the trails. It is imperative that we don’t infringe onto the vegetation. The soil crust on Carmel Mountain are especially sensitive. A horse hoof creates irreparable damage to the crust and the depth to which they sink can hazardous to the horse. Bike and foot tracks do a lot of damage as well. Let’s keep off of the trails in Carmel Mountain for several more days. If we get an precipitation this weekend, it will extend the closure.



There is months’ worth of work to do on the trails and infrastructure. It is so very tempting to go “check out” the conditions; however it would be most helpful to stay out of the Preserves until you hear from the rangers that they are open. We will work as quickly as we can. We already have some volunteers ready to work on some of the crossing, once they are accessible; but we can always use more hands. Contact me if you are interested in helping in any way.


Gina Washington

Senior Park Ranger

City of San Diego

Park & Recreation Department

T (858) 538-8066

GWashington@sandiego.gov

_________________
You never know what tomorrow will bring so go riding today or walk your pooch
Fear the Yeti

Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 3 users would like to thank Dirtrider for his or her post:
OldDogDan, racerbill, Ray Dolor
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:46 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Sat May 31, 2008 9:54 pm
Posts: 4676
Location: Del Mar Highlandsish
Given: 6278 thanks
Received: 4679 thanks
Bike(s): Mantis Ghost
Favorite Trails: Vernal Pools
Just when I was starting to get the itch for my annual ride.


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank Ld00d for his or her post:
Dirtrider
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:57 pm 
Offline
Moderately Obsessed
Moderately Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:51 pm
Posts: 1598
Given: 666 thanks
Received: 1787 thanks
Favorite Trails: teh gnar
Wagon wheel bridge gone?

_________________
strava:instagram:activejunky


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:35 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:39 pm
Posts: 3021
Location: Ocean Beach
Given: 2310 thanks
Received: 5467 thanks
Bike(s): Mojo3, Carver Ti, Delirium
Favorite Trails: Hmm........
All that work for nothin'! Who would have guessed this would ever happen?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:52 pm 
Offline
deerhucker
deerhucker
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:06 pm
Posts: 1491
Given: 1908 thanks
Received: 2872 thanks
Bike(s): Santa Cruz Blur LTc
Favorite Trails: any dirt with a challenge
406 wrote:
Wagon wheel bridge gone?


Total loss. Maybe we can get the scouts to rebuild it 5 feet higher? Not that it would have made much of a difference. Water rose to nearly 13 feet at the measuring point east of Black Mountain Road. It must have been something to see.

Borrowed from Facebook

Image

_________________
The world does not revolve around you but your actions impact us all!


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 2 users would like to thank bankerboy for his or her post:
Ld00d, racerbill
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:03 am 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:39 pm
Posts: 3021
Location: Ocean Beach
Given: 2310 thanks
Received: 5467 thanks
Bike(s): Mojo3, Carver Ti, Delirium
Favorite Trails: Hmm........
Wow. That is a shame. Maybe the rangers will finally listen to Rich's advice and let us build a sturdy low fixed bridge that the water can simply flow over top of when it gets high. Not sure how you build bridges in PQ that can withstand a 13 foot rise in water.


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank evdog for his or her post:
OldDogDan
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:58 pm 
Offline
Moderately Obsessed
Moderately Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:44 pm
Posts: 510
Location: Rancho Penasquitos
Given: 379 thanks
Received: 981 thanks
Bike(s): Giant Anthem 29er
Favorite Trails: flowy single tracks
Doesn't work like that. If the bridge is in the water flow, kiss it goodbye.

Something like a swing bridge is the only thing with a chance to survive

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:18 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:56 pm
Posts: 5736
Location: Vista
Given: 18450 thanks
Received: 9703 thanks
Bike(s): Spec Epic, Trance X0
Favorite Trails: crooked & winding...
rodster wrote:
Doesn't work like that. If the bridge is in the water flow, kiss it goodbye.

Something like a swing bridge is the only thing with a chance to survive

Image


Yes, it can work like that with the bridge in the flow, and is not uncommon. A swing bridge is to let ships pass through.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_water_crossing


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:59 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:42 pm
Posts: 2887
Location: Laguna
Given: 6321 thanks
Received: 5136 thanks
Bike(s): Pivot, Specialized, Giant
Favorite Trails: Anywhere but LPQ
I think that current rules and regulations won't let agencies install proper posts to withstand the force of the water. If it was possible you could do it right, the first time, and not have to repair & replace them after every storm

_________________
You never know what tomorrow will bring so go riding today or walk your pooch
Fear the Yeti

Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:04 pm 
Offline
Moderately Obsessed
Moderately Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:51 pm
Posts: 1598
Given: 666 thanks
Received: 1787 thanks
Favorite Trails: teh gnar
I don't see a caisson in the middle of LPQ creek happening. Seems like the way to go would be lightweight and floating with a single cable tether. Wouldn't work for horses, but I don't think I have ever seen a horse that far west in the canyon.

_________________
strava:instagram:activejunky


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:23 pm 
Offline
Moderately Obsessed
Moderately Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:33 pm
Posts: 951
Location: on a dusty trail
Given: 242 thanks
Received: 784 thanks
Bike(s): Trek 69'er SS
Favorite Trails: Tunnel 9
At the regularly appointed election of Officers for the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve CAC, on March 16, 2017, the following volunteers were elected as our leadership team for the term running until March, 2019:

LPCP-CAC Officers, 2017-2019
Frank Landis, Chair.
Ann Fege, Vice-Chair.
Pamela Stevens, Secretary/Treasurer.


--Erik R. Basil, Chair 2012-17
LPCPCAC


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank EBasil for his or her post:
Dirtrider
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:31 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:42 pm
Posts: 2887
Location: Laguna
Given: 6321 thanks
Received: 5136 thanks
Bike(s): Pivot, Specialized, Giant
Favorite Trails: Anywhere but LPQ
EBasil wrote:
At the regularly appointed election of Officers for the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve CAC, on March 16, 2017, the following volunteers were elected as our leadership team for the term running until March, 2019:

LPCP-CAC Officers, 2017-2019
Frank Landis, Chair.
Ann Fege, Vice-Chair.
Pamela Stevens, Secretary/Treasurer.


--Erik R. Basil, Chair 2012-17
LPCPCAC


May the board rest in peace... :(

_________________
You never know what tomorrow will bring so go riding today or walk your pooch
Fear the Yeti

Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:27 pm 
Offline
deerhucker
deerhucker
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:06 pm
Posts: 1491
Given: 1908 thanks
Received: 2872 thanks
Bike(s): Santa Cruz Blur LTc
Favorite Trails: any dirt with a challenge
Fear not. The board no longer serves the same purpose or holds the same stature of days past. It is much easier to work with Ranger Washington directly now.

_________________
The world does not revolve around you but your actions impact us all!


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 2 users would like to thank bankerboy for his or her post:
OldDogDan, Ray Dolor
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:31 am 
Offline
Moderately Obsessed
Moderately Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:44 pm
Posts: 510
Location: Rancho Penasquitos
Given: 379 thanks
Received: 981 thanks
Bike(s): Giant Anthem 29er
Favorite Trails: flowy single tracks
. . . and it should be noted that we all voted unanimously to fill those seats.

There's little relevance in continuing to have a PQ canyon CAC. I think we all feel it.


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank rodster for his or her post:
Ray Dolor
 Post subject: Re: LPQ News
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:07 am 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:39 pm
Posts: 3021
Location: Ocean Beach
Given: 2310 thanks
Received: 5467 thanks
Bike(s): Mojo3, Carver Ti, Delirium
Favorite Trails: Hmm........
So is PQ still closed?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 897 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group