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Posted by: thepinetree on 06/15/2019 08:36 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 06/15/2019 08:36 AM
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A Busy Summer Awaits on The Arnold Rim Trail

Arnold, CA....Dear Arnold Rim Trail Cyclists, Equestrians, Hikers, and Runners. A Busy June is Ahead...Volunteer Trail Building Morning Saturday, June 15th. Meet at the USFS Office in Hathaway Pines and help maintain our wonderful trail system. See details below.. Guided Cougar Rock Sunset/Full Moon Hike Saturday, June 15th. While the May sunset hike was canceled due to rain, the weather looks good for June. See details below. Temporary Closure of the Arnold Rim Trail soon - dates to be determined.




The entire Arnold Rim Trail is located on Forest Service land except for a quarter mile section that runs through land owned by Mill Woods HOA. Mill Woods has received a grant to reduce the fuel load and thin the forest on their land that the Arnold Rim Trail runs through. Sometime beginning in the later part of June, the Arnold Rim Trail will be closed for three weeks between the end of the paved section of the Arnold Rim Trail that starts at the Logging Museum, and the intersection of the Arnold Rim Trail and the side trail that leads to Oak Circle Cedar Center. This closure is between posts 2 and 5 on the Arnold Rim Trail map. Download any of these three maps to see these post locations. This fuel reduction program is a part of an overall integrated program to create a fuel break between the surrounding forest and the homeowners associations in Arnold. The Arnold Rim Trail Association deeply appreciates the ongoing cooperation that we have received from Mill Woods in allowing the Arnold Rim Trail to proceed through their property. Thank you for your cooperation with this closure.


Warm regards,

Arnold Rim Trail Association
info@arnoldrimtrail.org

2018 Volunteer Trail Building Mornings, third Saturday of each month from May through October: May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug 17, Sept 21, and Oct 19.

All trail buildling mornings follow this pattern: Please meet at the Forest Service Ranger Station in Hathaway Pines at 8:30 am. After a brief safety orientation by Jeffery Hilson, our Stanislaus Forest Service Trail Manager, we will car pool to the section of trail we will work that day. Since it often gets warm as the morning progresses, please bring layers, gloves, hat, sunscreen, bug repellant, and water. Long pants are suggested as we encounter poison oak occasionally. If you have a favorite garden tool like loppers, bring those, but we will have tools for everyone. Folks from eight to eighty-eight are invited; children should have adult supervision. We wrap up by 11:30am, sometimes a little earlier. If you have another obligation that day, feel free to depart sooner as needed.

2019 Guided Sunset Hikes to Cougar Rock, scheduled near or on the date of full moon: May 18, June 15, July 14, Aug 11, Sept 13, Oct 12

Watch the sunset from the top of Cougar Rock on this intermediate hike led by members of the Arnold Rim Trail Association. Distance is about 4 miles total, with 900 feet of elevation gain. If you haven't done one of these hikes, you owe it to yourself to join the fun. They are scheduled to be near the day of the full moon each month, and they are special!

IMPORTANT NOTES:
1) This is an intermediate level hike with 900 feet of elevation gain, the equivalent of a ninety story building. We take plenty of time with frequent stops. That said, it is not a hike for beginners. Please assess your level of conditioning. If you would struggle with a ninety story building, even with stops, please take a few weeks of regular training to make yourself ready. It'll be worth the investment!

2) If this is your first time driving to the parking area, please do not approach on Valley View Drive from Avery Sheep Ranch Road. Instead approach by starting in Arnold and turning off Highway 4 onto Lakemont Drive, followed by a quick left turn onto Valley View Drive. More travel instructions are below.

3) Bring a headlamp or flashlight, bug repellent, a snack, water, and layers.

No sign-up needed, hike proceeds even if cloudy, but rain cancels. (And if the weather has been wet, please see caution below about road condition on the half mile dirt portion of Valley View Drive.) Bring layers, snack, water, bug repellant and flashlight as return hike is in the dark. If you sometimes use walking sticks, please bring them because about a quarter of a mile of the return downhill hike is rutted.

Please arrive at the parking lot at least fifteen minutes before departure time for introductions (this hike attracts wonderful folks) and a brief orientation by the hike leader, as departure times are prompt:
May 18th, Saturday, arrive by 6:15pm, depart promptly at 6:30pm
June 15th, Saturday, arrive by 6:30pm, hike departs promptly at 6:45pm
July 14th, Sunday, arrive by 6:30, hike departs promptly at 6:45pm
Aug 11th, Sunday, arrive by 6:00pm, hike departs promptly at 6:15pm
Sept 13th, Friday, arrive by 5:15pm, hike departs promptly at 5:30pm
Oct 12th, Saturday, arrive by 4:30pm, hike departs promptly at 4:45pm
(Return to vehicles about three hours after departing.)

The parking area is at the intersection of Valley View Drive and 5N95Y. Drive 1.50 miles on Valley View Drive from the intersection of Lakemont Drive and Valley View Drive in Arnold. The first mile of Valley View Drive is paved, and the last 0.45 miles is dirt. Pay close attention to stay on the paved section of Valley View Drive and not get off on one of the side streets, because Valley View Drive curves around quite a bit during that first mile while it is paved. Please note there is no sign announcing that you have arrived at the parking area at the intersection of Valley View Drive with 5N95Y, but you will see the dirt road 5N95Y coming in from the right and also the parking area with picnic tables at that location.

Caution in wet weather: The last half mile of Valley View Drive is dirt and can be very slippery and muddy when wet, due to the clay nature of the soil. In fact, when slick and wet, it can be difficult for two-wheel-drive vehicles to climb back up the hill from the trailhead to the paved section of Valley View Drive after the hike, a hill that presents no difficulty whatsoever in dry weather.

Here's a link to Google Maps that shows the drive from the intersection of Lakemont Drive and Valley View Drive in Arnold to the intersection of Valley View Drive and Forest Rte 5N95Y.

The GPS coordinates of the parking area:
North 38 degrees 13.171, West 120 degrees 22.707

Questions? Email info@arnoldrimtrail.org. Pictures of the sunset hikes are often posted to the ARTA facebook page. Navigate to "Arnold Rim Trail Association" in your Facebook search field.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-06-15 09:54:37   By: Anonymous
 
Thr Arnold rim trail is a dam shame of what should be area for hunting, 4x4s and real stuff! Seems the forest is only for libs who like to fart round and take selfys!

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    Posted on: 2019-06-15 10:09:34   By: Anonymous
     
    Oh, yes. Because tooling around in 4x4s is so good for the forest.

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      Posted on: 2019-06-15 10:14:22   By: Anonymous
       
      I still hunt the rim trail areas.
      It actually makes it easier to get on animals and argue with liberals.

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        Re: /\/\ animals, etc.
        Posted on: 2019-06-15 10:23:07   By: Anonymous
         
        When my folks lived their retirement years in Dorrington (Dad passed in 1985) from the early seventies to early nineties they really enjoyed nature-especially Mom. They actually helped to build the original Braille Trail in the mid seventies (I believe?) in the state park and also very dedicated docents.

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          Re: /\/\ animals, etc.
          Posted on: 2019-06-15 11:28:47   By: Anonymous
           
          That's a wonderful family legacy.

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            Re: /\/\ animals, etc.
            Posted on: 2019-06-15 13:16:55   By: Anonymous
             
            I would be glad to meet you behind a big tree somewhere along the rim trail. I will be the one doing the rimming. SRS

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              Re: /\/\ animals, etc.
              Posted on: 2019-06-16 07:09:16   By: Anonymous
               
              SRS your mommy and daddy stories are really getting old. Seek help, no one cares about Mr smith and ms whipple, creepy attachments to trains, or your times on the tenderloin. Jesus man you are one sad ass sap! Can't let go of the past, bury under the woodshed. Huh?

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                Re: /\/\ animals, etc.
                Posted on: 2019-06-16 07:51:04   By: Anonymous
                 
                ^^HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-06-15 10:21:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Definitely need more 4x4 trails they need to go through the forest with bulldozers also so much over growth.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-06-15 11:10:16   By: Anonymous
       
      Off-roaders and hunters have done more for trail maintenance and conservation than you ever will.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-06-15 11:31:31   By: Anonymous
         
        You have no idea what I've personally done but I will add life has changed here in the foothills as it has in many places. Things that worked in the past don't necessarily with an increased population, more adjacent homes to trails and what we now know about environmental issues from hunting.

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          Posted on: 2019-06-15 13:15:28   By: Anonymous
           
          Why should WE change our way of life because YOU move here and buy a home near a long established off-road area? That's a self-centered, NIMBY, liberal attitude and why we hate you so much.

          Also, tell me EXACTLY what hunting has done to hurt the environment? Please be specific.

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    Posted on: 2019-06-15 11:06:58   By: Anonymous
     
    Most of the rim trail was cut by dirtbikers. NIMBY libs moved up here and ruined it for us.

    I still ride it. . . Catch me if you can. . .

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      Posted on: 2019-06-15 11:28:20   By: Anonymous
       
      Are you one of the ones that regularly cut ranch barbed wire, too, so you are free to ride wherever you wish? Seems there is also an element that has no respect for private property either.

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        Posted on: 2019-06-15 13:08:48   By: Anonymous
         
        Um, the rim trail is PUBLIC property. You know, US Forest!

        Nice try. . .

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      Re: /\/\ NIMBYs
      Posted on: 2019-06-15 11:34:58   By: Anonymous
       
      And people such as the MiWuks were actually here first before anyone. We are all at fault!

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        Re: /\/\ NIMBYs
        Posted on: 2019-06-15 12:03:56   By: Anonymous
         
        I have some weed growing by that one tree out there .

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          Re: /\/\ NIMBYs
          Posted on: 2019-06-15 12:20:44   By: Anonymous
           
          Some of you Yocals are amazingly stupid. When you're not happy with change Move. But then you'd rather sit around and moan over what has changed and is no more.Bet you don't have a dirt bike, can't afford a 4x4 and legally you aren't allowed to own a weapon. But you're a rootin tootin Mountain Man huh?

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            Re: /\/\ NIMBYs
            Posted on: 2019-06-15 13:11:48   By: Anonymous
             
            Nice try guy. LOTS of assumptions there. . .

            So, you are saying you Bay Area types come up here and change the way of life for those who have been up here for generations and WE should move.

            Wow, your ignorance is astounding.

            People like you are EXACTLY why many of us live up here.
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              Re: /\/\ NIMBYs
              Posted on: 2019-06-15 18:59:52   By: Anonymous
               
              No pal I don't live in your Tax burden state and I left the Mtn. cause you city people coming up and changing everything. Glad to live in a small Mtn. town not in Calif.

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                Re: /\/\ NIMBYs
                Posted on: 2019-06-16 07:53:02   By: Anonymous
                 
                we're all glad you live there also

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                  Re: /\/\ NIMBYs
                  Posted on: 2019-06-18 14:36:31   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Not your mother

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          Re: /\/\ NIMBYs
          Posted on: 2019-06-15 12:22:20   By: Anonymous
           
          Some of you Yocals are amazingly stupid. When you're not happy with change Move. But then you'd rather sit around and moan over what has changed and is no more.Bet you don't have a dirt bike, can't afford a 4x4 and legally you aren't allowed to own a weapon. But you're a rootin tootin Mountain Man huh?

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            Re: /\/\ NIMBYs
            Posted on: 2019-06-15 13:08:59   By: Anonymous
             
            ^ RACIST!!!

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              HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
              Posted on: 2019-06-15 13:09:36   By: Anonymous
               
              HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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    Re: Crowded
    Posted on: 2019-06-16 04:08:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Gentlemen:

    Everywhere things have changed and there is more population. When I moved to the Bay Area in 1972 you could fire a cannon down El Camino Real in San Mateo and maybe hit one car. Now in trying to get the Cannon in the road you could be run over by 40 cars.

    The world is getting tighter, houses closer together and more of them with people filling them almost instantaneously. So, you all aren’t the only ones who have lost some of your cherished places to live and hunt and play.

    We all had to adjust.

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      Re: Crowded
      Posted on: 2019-06-16 06:57:00   By: Anonymous
       
      Still own the home in San Mateo? Hope so I didn't listen to my wife, dang and now my property in San Carlos is worth over 1.6. I paid $72,000 for it.

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        Re: Crowded
        Posted on: 2019-06-16 11:14:39   By: Anonymous
         
        You're asset is growth in American dollars is living proof the government is deliberately devaluing the dollar to ease repayment on unsustainable debt, knothead.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-06-15 13:38:44   By: Anonymous
 
Arnold Rim Trail Association is so cheap they can't buy sun screen for that poor child in the bottom right hand corner.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-06-15 20:47:38   By: Anonymous
     
    Nah, he’s cool without it. But I’ll buy all the Plan-B pills for your family. One each day just to play it safe. We can’t fix stupid, but we can cull you idiot rednecks!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-06-16 11:09:57   By: Anonymous
       
      I've got Plan B for you open your mouth !

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-06-16 12:40:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Educate yourself on some grammar, bitch!

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2019-06-16 16:13:06   By: Anonymous
           
          I've got your bitch hanging !

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    Re: /\/\ No subject
    Posted on: 2019-06-15 21:02:03   By: Anonymous
     
    Who's the RACIST now?

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      Re: /\/\ No subject
      Posted on: 2019-06-16 06:37:37   By: Anonymous
       
      I like to spew on you no plan b needed lop !

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        Re: /\/\ No subject
        Posted on: 2019-06-16 07:27:55   By: Anonymous
         
        A little squirt will do you.

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      Re: /\/\ No subject
      Posted on: 2019-06-16 09:43:43   By: Anonymous
       
      How come you always pull the RASCIST card
      when you say something stupid about a person of color, then someone calls you on it.
      I'm a redneck, but I dont say stupid things about different races. That little kid was out helping make our area better and you say something stupid and RASCIST.
      You sit at your keyboard and do nothing but complain or insult others.
      Go back downstairs into your mom's house.




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        Re: /\/\ No subject
        Posted on: 2019-06-16 11:03:04   By: Anonymous
         
        STFU

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-06-16 16:34:07   By: Anonymous
     
    Ronald McDonald sitting next to the kid needs the sun screen more.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-06-16 07:37:05   By: Anonymous
 
Motorcycles and Atv's will do the ground work.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2019-06-16 14:56:11   By: Anonymous
     
    They do a great job of removing underbrush and loosening up the soil.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2019-06-16 19:20:30   By: Anonymous
       
      I removed some underbrush and loosened up soil on the rim trail today with my dirt bike. It was great. Getting a little dusty but if you let that knobby tire dig a few inches below the surface it's still moist.

      Great ride today for Father's Day!

      Didn't see any of you rim trail tree huggers out there today. Of course, I never do because you like to close down trails and then never actually USE them. . .

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-06-17 07:01:32   By: Anonymous
         
        I like a moist rim

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