Monday, July 10, 2006

Surprise Gold Camp Road decision

The debate over Gold Camp Road has gone on for years. Today, the years of discussions, public forums and Forest Service review effectively came to an end. A Forest Service review officer reversed a decision last year to allow the section of road between High Drive and Old Stage Road to reopen. There'll be no driving on that section of the road.

Pike National Forest supervisor Bob Leaverton had decided last year that the road could be reopened if private funding was raised. About $750,000 was needed to repair a collapsed tunnel on the road, that is a popular hiking, biking and motorcycling trail. For a previous story about the road, check out

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