FS Road 9B status

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FS Road 9B status

Post by thermalfissions » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:01 pm

Anyone have any ideas when the road will be open again?

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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by Ascentionist » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:09 pm

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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by thermalfissions » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:37 pm

I know the scheduled opening, but someone told me they drove all the way up to Indian Creek last week, I was a little skeptical. Turned out they meant they just went to the creek Indian Creek, not the crag. Still made me wonder if anyone had heard anything more specific about the schedule for 9B. Idle curiosity more than anything.

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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by Ascentionist » Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:19 pm

I wish it would stay closed indefinitely. It's great to bike back past the gates and have crags all to yourself.
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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by Steve_BSU » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:30 pm

Ascentionist wrote:I wish it would stay closed indefinitely. It's great to bike back past the gates and have crags all to yourself.
I am def in favor or the gate staying closed! it would avoid areas getting trashed by campers as well and keep the creek looking good for all the work they just put into it!

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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by captain static » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:44 pm

The flooding in the Red River Gorge area experienced earlier this year has resulted in delays for the Indian Creek restoration project. The anticipated completion date is now spring 2016.
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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by Bruisebrother » Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:24 pm

There it is again! "If we own it-They can't close it!

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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by Ascentionist » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:42 am

Still closed and I'm still in favor of that gate staying there forever.
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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by milspecmark » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:57 am

Ascentionist, can you elaberate on your methods to climb there. Say you want to climb at purple valley? Do you drive to the gate with your bike, put your pack on and ride to the trail head, ditch your bike and hide it, then hike in?

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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by rjackson » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:52 pm

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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by chandler » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:57 pm

Hiked out to Purple Valley one weekend around Thanksgiving. Saw a couple hunters at the new-and-improved Muscle Beach campground, plus a few locals just past the 9A-9B split. Didn’t see anyone else. Granted, it was freezing that day, but doubt you’ll need to work too hard to hide your ride.

Looks like some sort of public/camp area might be planned just past the new gate. There was as gravel trail (too narrow for cars) and a few extra acres cleared of trees that did not appear to be directly related to the stream restoration.

You’ll have to get across the creek, which was no problem during my hike. Not sure how it will be immediately after a torrential storm.
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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by Ascentionist » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:40 am

I have an old child trailer I fold flat and put packs on, or I ride my cargo bike and stow my backpack in the cargo bags. Or you could go alpine and one climber ride with rope mountaineer coiled and one ride with rack. That's what Chuck Norris would do if he weren't soloing that day.

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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by milspecmark » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:47 pm

Wow, thats commitment

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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by Ascentionist » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:48 pm

It's a fun ride/adventure. Not enough of those around.
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Re: FS Road 9B status

Post by grigri » Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:36 pm

So road status? Is it open now?

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