Commission Tours Historic Rubicon Trail
Off-road vehicle enthusiasts and officials from the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission (OHMVR) met on Sept. 14, for a tour of the historic Rubicon Trail.
Dan Canfield, who is the Planning Manager for the OHMVR, said that about 35 off-road vehicles participated in the ride that went from Loon Lake to Spider Lake. Along for the ride were members of the OHMVR Commission, representatives of the Central California Water Board and the US Forest Service, El Dorado County Supervisors Jack Sweeney and Ron Briggs, off-road vehicle enthusiasts, and members of the public.
One of the stops along the route was at Ellis Lake where there are plans to build a bridge. Funds for the project will come from a federal grant obtained by El Dorado County. Canfield said the bridge should be built by next summer. There are also ongoing efforts to maintain the trail and prevent erosion and pollution.
On Sept. 15 the Commission held a public meeting in the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Chambers. Canfield said the meeting attracted about 20 to 30 ...