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441RE: Re: [CapitolForestRecreation] Truck keyed at Fall Creek parking lot

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  • theresanat
    Oct 25, 2013
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      The FC campground is pretty empty outside of summer (and maybe during deer season).  That might be a good parking overflow option when the day-use lot is full.  Trailer-friendly, with horse facilities and no mountain bikes!  Of course, it doesn't fix the problem of the busy summer months.


      That is a shame about the truck getting keyed.  An immature response at best, and all of us adults know two wrongs don't make a right.

      ---In CapitolForestRecreation@yahoogroups.com, <capitolforestrecreation@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

      If that leaves room for emergency vehicles.

      I haven't been up there in a long, long time. I should take a drive (without a trailer!) and check it out.

      I just know my own rig (full size pickup and 3-horse trailer, similar to the one that was vandalized)  is 43 feet long and has the turning radius of the Queen Mary.
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      Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:49 PM
      Subject: Re: [CapitolForestRecreation] Truck keyed at Fall Creek parking lot


      OK, well could they just use the parking lot as a turn-around to point back up the road and unload/load their horses from there?

      Larry Leveen

      On Oct 24, 2013, at 9:21 PM, "Craig and Jerre Redecker" <credecker@...> wrote:


      Some people/horses would be OK doing that. However, it's not really considered good horsemanship to leave a tied horse when you're not within quick reach should it spook or get loose (say if a dog ran at it, or a bike came out of the trailhead fast.)
      Also, most riders need to tie their horses to the trailer to untack and put away the saddle (which can be heavy) and all their gear. Plus, they need room to load the horses, so rigs can't line up too close.
      At McK, rigs pull in on the west edge, park on a 45 degree angle and can pull out from there to the exit at the northeast corner. (I think I have my directions right ... )

      But, that takes up the whole center of the lot, leaving access lanes on the outside edges.

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