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#580743 - 05/31/15 07:06 PM Sam Houston National Forest
Tackett Offline
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Has anyone heard any update on the status of the multi-use trails at SHNF? Just wondering if its gonna be open any time soon...

I guess its true that one always wants something when they know they can't have it...

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#580745 - 05/31/15 11:23 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: Tackett]
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At least 4 months until the balloon loop opens. A tornado came through and knocked down a bazillion trees.
The east side will reopen as soon as it dries out.

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#580834 - 06/03/15 01:51 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: gasgasman]
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that's crazy. trees are fun to cross.
shame the weather has roughed up the forest and messed up
the Brunes Mill scramble too. hope the east side dries soon,
I am eager to check out the trails.

Nate
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#580840 - 06/03/15 05:18 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: Nacho Nate]
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Going to be a jungle out there that's for sure..

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#580846 - 06/03/15 06:37 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: Nacho Nate]
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Loc: Sugar Land, TX
Originally Posted By: Nacho Nate
that's crazy. trees are fun to cross.
shame the weather has roughed up the forest and messed up
the Brunes Mill scramble too. hope the east side dries soon,
I am eager to check out the trails.

Nate


From what I can tell, the trees are not laying on the ground but twisted among other trees and some of them are bent over under stress which makes them hard to remove. I'm like you, I love hopping the logs, but hopefully we can ride soon!!!!
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#581037 - 06/09/15 01:46 AM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: Nacho Nate]
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Originally Posted By: Nacho Nate
that's crazy. trees are fun to cross.
shame the weather has roughed up the forest and messed up
the Brunes Mill scramble too. hope the east side dries soon,
I am eager to check out the trails.

Nate


Nate, I'm with you I need to ride. I haven't rode since Sterling Ranch. I hope the forest dries out quickly! I called Saturday and all the trails were still closed.
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#581050 - 06/09/15 10:42 AM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: Nacho Nate]
woodsguy Offline
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Registered: 03/29/01
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Originally Posted By: Nacho Nate
that's crazy. trees are fun to cross.
shame the weather has roughed up the forest and messed up
the Brunes Mill scramble too. hope the east side dries soon,
I am eager to check out the trails.

Nate


There is actually a trail under the trees, a little more than log hopping. A lot of the balloon loop looks like this!

Also a notice I saw on another forum was it might be the 4th! But this wasn't anything official.


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Edited by woodsguy (06/09/15 10:56 AM)
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#581057 - 06/09/15 03:47 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: woodsguy]
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The west side will be closed for a long time. The FS is having a salvage sale for all the high wind damage. Once the salvage is complete the trails will be evaluated & cleaned.

The east side is now being checked for downed tree location by users. After that all down trees will be cleared & the trails will be opened.
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#581085 - 06/09/15 08:24 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: mcrider_]
2whlin Offline
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So east side is closed till further notice? Thought it was going to open once dry?

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#581102 - 06/10/15 01:30 AM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: 2whlin]
gasgasman Offline
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The Forest Rangers will be doing a trail survey on the East side this weekend.
The following Saturday will be a trail maintenance work day. The more people that show up, the quicker we can reopen the trails.

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#581109 - 06/10/15 04:37 AM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: gasgasman]
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GasGas, Is that invitation open to any body? I guess you can bring your bike to help survey the downed tree problem?




Edited by NF Hunter (06/10/15 04:40 AM)
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#581114 - 06/10/15 12:45 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: NF Hunter]
gasgasman Offline
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The survey crew has it covered.
The official work day details will be posted soon.

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#581119 - 06/10/15 07:23 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: woodsguy]
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Registered: 03/31/09
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Loc: Sugar Land, TX
Thanks for the pictures, it explains a lot!

Originally Posted By: woodsguy
Originally Posted By: Nacho Nate
that's crazy. trees are fun to cross.
shame the weather has roughed up the forest and messed up
the Brunes Mill scramble too. hope the east side dries soon,
I am eager to check out the trails.

Nate


There is actually a trail under the trees, a little more than log hopping. A lot of the balloon loop looks like this!

Also a notice I saw on another forum was it might be the 4th! But this wasn't anything official.
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#581133 - 06/10/15 11:57 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: GoFaster]
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Registered: 03/29/01
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Here's some more from a different section on westside. These are fairly recent pictures, end of last week. Amazing how wet it is. Just in case you're wondering, I'm not riding the trails, these trails are close to the road.


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#581136 - 06/11/15 03:04 AM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: Tackett]
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To keep abreast of what's going on with the work days etc. Sign up here...

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#581365 - 06/17/15 09:32 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: gasgasman]
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There will be a Trail Work day this Saturday- 6/20
Time: 8:30am
Where: East Side Trail Head.

We have 40 trees to cut out. As soon as we get this done, the East side trails will reopen.

You HAVE to be a certified sawyer to use a chain saw in the National Forest.

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#581389 - 06/18/15 07:02 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: gasgasman]
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Registered: 03/31/09
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Loc: Sugar Land, TX
From TRH:

There will be a TRH workday on Saturday, June 20th starting at 8:30am at the Eastside Trailhead of the Sam Houston National Forest.
After the severe weather this Spring and early Summer, the Forest Service has closed all of the multi-use trails because of the large amount of downed trees, not to mention the wet conditions. Our job as a user group is to have our trails clear and ready to use when the rain does eventually stop.

This Saturday, a group of Multi-Use Trail volunteers will converge on the Eastside trails to clear the remaining downed trees and overgrown trails.

What you need to know: The trails in the Sam Houston National Forest are CLOSED. There will be no open riding during or after the workday. Only certified sawyers (currently Lynn Bailey and Robert Applegate) will be allowed to run chainsaws. If you have a good chainsaw, please bring it for back-up. We mainly need people to come help clear the cut up trees and trim face slappers. If you have a quad, please bring it along with appropriate safety eyewear, helmet, and gloves. Bring plenty of water and bug spray. If we get started early, we can beat the heat.




Please contact Lynn Bailey @ 832-465-7790 or lynnbailey24@gmail.com if you can come help...or just show up. We will appreciate it!!!
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#581551 - 06/26/15 06:24 PM Re: Sam Houston National Forest [Re: GoFaster]
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The East side trails are open.
Big THANKS to all who pitched in to get them open!!!

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