We have started discussions with the Tonto about how the Sycamore Creek area could be at least conditionally reopened. I’d like to get some of your input on the skeleton of a plan that we discussed.
First some info about what’s going on and upcoming status changes. The Sycamore Creek and Rolls OHV areas are both currently closed due to the Bush fire which happened this summer. The Rolls was closed to allow time for a post-fire assessment which has been done. The Sycamore area is closed over concerns about record level flash flooding possibilities in Sycamore Creek after rain events in the Bush fire scar. You should know that the Mesa district is planning to reopen most of the Rolls area in the near future. However, up until recently, Sycamore was to be left closed at least until a major rain event comes through and flushes out some of the fire debris. Obviously, there has been no rain to perform that cleaning out.
I believe that there is significant desire from the OHV community to reopen Sycamore at least conditionally. But I’d like to hear from some of you as well. So, the first question is what are you hearing from friends, family club members, etc. about Sycamore? Are you hearing about a need to reopen or not so much?
More on the basics of a plan later today...