ANF Jakes Rocks Meeting

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8 years 1 month ago #38316 by fat guy
fat guy replied the topic: Re: ANF Jakes Rocks Meeting
From the IMBA site, check out the cool rocks.
www.imba.com/blog/chris-bernhardt/30-mil...orthern-pennsylvania

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8 years 1 month ago #38279 by wade
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I'm very excited about this. Can't wait til it is completed it will be on the list of annual summer weekend trips.

Team Short Hill Billys

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8 years 1 month ago #38278 by fat guy
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FYI for the non-federally inclined
NEPA - Nat'l Environmental Policy Act www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/faqs/nepa/index.html
FONSI - Findings of no significant impact

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8 years 1 month ago #38267 by Jon Sundquist
Jon Sundquist replied the topic: Re: ANF Jakes Rocks Meeting
Thom:

You have publisher access, so be sure to submit this to the website. The forum is good for MTB banter, but this is exciting stuff and belongs on the website and not relegated to the forum. I went ahead and did it for you (classified as Advocacy/ANF, and also have it show up on the front page) for this one.

Can't wait until this gets built.

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8 years 1 month ago #38264 by twright
twright replied the topic: Re: ANF Jakes Rocks Meeting
some more updated info. sure, it may not happen as fast as I want it, but the fact that it is at least on it's way is something to keep hope alive.

Hello Jakes Rocks Trails Team,

Based on the GIS calculations there are currently 28 miles of flagged trail corridor.  This translates into an estimated  32 miles of built trail as the GIS calculations typically are 10-20% short compared to when the built trail is measured due to all the dips and meanders created during the build.  

A two person team will be returning from May 18th through May 26th to refine the design and flag additional mileage. 

After that work is completed a final map, GIS data,  and a short document describing the various trails and their intended experience will be provided to NAMBA and the USFS by the end of June.   Hopefully that will be useful during the NEPA process and in marketing the project to potential donors.  

Thanks to everybody for their hard work making the project the success it is to date.  The potential for a destination trail system is excellent.  

A very rough timeline:

May 2011 Trail corridor flagging and mapping completed.
June-July 2011 GIS data, maps, and documentation delivered to NAMBA/USFS
Fall 2011-2012 SAREP NEPA compliance process. (Hopefully concludes with a FONSI for the trails)
Winter/Spring 2012 Develop implementation plan (Level of additional planning will depend upon funding stream requirements and results of NEPA process.)
Summer 2013 -> Construction commences ( How long that takes depends upon available funding and other factors.)
Fall 2014 Grand opening/Festival style event

Thanks again for making this a reality,

Rich Edwards
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8 years 1 month ago #38193 by bodie6
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This is all such great news!!! Quick thanks to all the hard work by NAMBA and to the riders who helped out during last summer's 70 mile epic fund-raiser. Once all is completed, I am having visions of four-day road trips: #1. Holiday Valley; #2. Jake's Rocks; #3. Rothrock at State College; #4. Allegrippis at Raystown Lakes. The trails at Jake's Rocks will be such a watershed project for the future of local mountain biking. :D

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