The last two months have been very busy. We have
been plowed under with public meetings, comment
periods, management plans and jnst regular day to
day life. We can't let it get us down. We can't give
up. We need to continue to pull together so that our
voices will be heard!!!    Hopefully, everyone had a great Easter Weekend.
The weather was wonderful for a good ATV ride.
Thanks to all of you for riding sensibly and staying
on the trails.
Swell Cure for Cabin Fever Poker Ride
Are you ready for the "Swell Cure for Cabin Fever
Poker Ride" on April 13,2002? Let's meet on Wednesday,
April 10th at 7 p.m. at the Courthouse in Castle Dale and talk
about it. All of those that have accepted responsibilities to make
this a success again this year deserve a huge thanks. Everyone is
invited to the meeting, because there will be other business
San Rafael National Monument Proposal
The Emery County Public Lands Council will hold a
public meeting on April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the San
Rafeel, 96 North 100 East in Castle Dale. The purpose of the
meeting is to provide information and receive input regarding
grazing, as it relates to the San Raftel National Monument
concept. Even though you may not be involved in the grazing
issue, remember that our club believes in multiple use and you
should try to attend. This monument affects everyone! We need
to speak up whenever we can.
Those of you that attended the meetings in Green River
and Castle Dale sponsored by the Public Lands Council and the
Emery County Commissioners and the meeting sponsored by the
Castle Country Rural Alliance in Huntington were able to see how
important this issue is. Apathy is not the way to win!!! Please
continue to attend these meetings.
Castle Country Rural Alliance
Castle Country Rural Alliance is a non-profit group that opposes
the monument proposal. Other areas of interest include issues
about water, grazing, mining, recreation, tourism and OHV use.
This is a new alliance that is seeking members that will support
the group and become involved. To find out more information
about the alliance, contact Paul Conover at 435/384-2321.
Route Management Plan of the Bureau of Land Management
As a reminder, the Bureau of Land Management
extended the comment period for the Route Management Plan so
be sure and get yours in. If any of you haven't seen a copy of this
plan, call the Bureau of Land Management Office in Price at 435/636-3460 and request it so that you can give a knowledgeable opinion about it by April 22nd.
Arapeen Trail System on the Manti-LaSal
The Arapeen Trail on the Manti-LaSal will be opening up
next month. Maps will be out to cover the routes in May.
There will also be maps available through the Forest Service
and at the infonnation kiosks along the trail.
Utah ATV Association Benefit Poker Run
Mark Kerlin, Vice President of the Utah ATV
Association has a son, Nickolas, with an inoperable brain
tumor. He is only six years old. The club is cancelling their
regular April ride and having a benefit poker run at 5 Mile
Pass on April 20th at 10 am. You get to Five Mile Pass by
taking the Lehi exit to Highway 73 on through Cedar Fort
until you arrive at the OHV staging area. April 20th is also
Earth Day so the Bureau of Land Management will be in the
area with work crews. To find out additional information and
updates go to http://www.utahatv.com.     The Utah ATV Association has invited all members
and non-monbers to come and enjoy the day with food and
prizes. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a
donation to help the Kerlin family meet expenses, mail it to:
Lisa Petersen, c/o Utah Atv Association, 7320 Shady Woods
Circle, Midvale, Utah 84847.
Earth Day - Bureau of Land Management
The Utah Bureau of Land Management Office has
invited all 4 Wheelers in the state to participate on April 20th
at 10 a.m. in Earth Day at 5 Mile Pass. There will be a
massive clean up of the area. Bring your gloves and any
other equipment to get the job done right. This event will be
separate from the poker run mentioned previously in this
If you have any questions, contact Marsha Terry at
her e-mail address of firstname.lastname@example.org
Behind the Reef Trail is the spot to be on May 4th for
the next Club ride. For those that can, there will be camping
near Temple Mountain. Different groups will start to leave
the staging area between 7 and 9 a.m.
Travel on 1-70 until you can take Highway 24 to
Goblin Valley. Rather than turn into Goblin Valley, continue
on a little ways until you come to the OHV staging area and
Temple Mountain. Call 435/381-2493 for more information.