To the greater Tahoe area backcountry community, I received a message today and it sounds as though something we all take a little bit for granted-local backcountry skiing parking access-may be reduced, altered, and/or changed in a manner not in line with what I feel most of us would like to see.
If you clicked on this post, have a quick read below, and take another minute and make sure your voice is heard. Think about what’s happened at Tallac in the past few years, and imagine if there was no parking at Jake’s this year?!?
Here’s the message:
Where do you backcountry ski/board in Tahoe? And where do you park? You may not be able to park there in the future. The US Forest Service is creating a new Forest Plan that will guide the local USFS for years to come. “Fee parking and reduction of roadside parking would encourage use of transit” is intended for summer, but would also impact winter parking.
Please send an email and let the USFS know that roadside parking in the winter is vital for access, and the new Forest Plan should encourage collaboration with state, county and city snow removal to provide more parking, not less!
Email: [email protected]
Use subject: “Draft Land Management Plan”
These comments will be accepted until 8/30/12
If all you do is send an email to the address above, with the specified title, and copy and paste:
Roadside parking in the winter is vital for access, and the new Forest Plan should encourage collaboration with state, county and city snow removal to provide more parking, not less!
Then you’ve done our community a service! And of course feel free to elaborate in any way you deem fit. Every voice counts.