May 1, 2011

It is May 1, 2011 and as a member of backcountry horseman I just got in after spending three days logging the burn area from Belden to about 300 yards south of williams cabin. it is open from Belden to where we were stopped by a landslide with snow down trees etc. We got into tons of ticks. they are really hungry and active this time of year. In November I rode south from Humbolt summit to Belden and at that time there was at least 50 places of down timber and I can only imagine what it is like now. Forest service is making noise that they plan to work the area this year so let’s see what happens.