- Oct 25, 2013View Source
In response to comment "rude and arrogant gesture" to park directly in front of the trail. According to the horseback rider who was keyed, she just came up there in order to ride the LV loop - that beautiful loop that horseback riders so rarely get to experience. She found people parked willy nilly as was obvious in the photo, so she parked where she parked because there was a horse tie there. There is another spot on the other side of the outhouse where the trail comes out at horse ties and horseback riders frequently park at. She had no idea that trail users would commonly come screaming down the trail, flying over that pile of gravel to make a dramatic, gravel throwing entrance to the parking lot. I doubt that DNR had that in mind when they developed that trailhead for multiple user types.
---In firstname.lastname@example.org, <credecker@...> wrote:
Maybe DNR could clear a parking strip along the road. That would accommodate several horse rigs parallel to the road with room to load and to pull out. The trouble with that is, you can't parallel park a horse trailer, so if the gap is in the middle, it's not much use.
---In CapitolForestRecreation@yahoogroups.com, <email@example.com> wrote:
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, <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.----- Original Message -----From: Larry LeveenSent: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:49 PMSubject: 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?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.