Deer Valley Trail – good news!

So the Dept of Fish & Wildlife finally got back top the Eldorado National Forest regarding the re-opening of the Deer Valley Trail.

They agree with the ENF that the re-opening and future work “may affect, but is most likely not to adversely effect” the Lahontan Cutthroat and yellow legged frog.

Here’s the whole document:


We are not out of the woods yet.

  • Rick Hobson, Amador District Ranger, will draft his “Final Decision”
  • The decision will be posted/published publically
  • There will be a 30 day “objection” period (not the same as comments)
  • Crabtree will consider any “objection” and will draft his decision
    • This decision may include things to address any “objection” such as requiring the approach/departure of the creek crossing to be completed before the trail opens. He could alter the dates of the seasonal closure.

This trail is scheduled to stay open until January 1st. That means two months from now we will be on the trail. Baring any last minute lawsuits that will eventually far short because this has already been to court.

Rubicon Ronin






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