Looking at future trail benefits

Posted on 06. Nov, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Coyote Creek: The Trail that has it all By: Eve Pearce As the El Dorado Trail campaigns for more improvements to its remaining tracked areas, the excitement among locals and tourists grows. Imagining the day when our entire trail is finished, the minds wonders to all sorts of possibilities. Looking to other beautifully converted trails, […]

FOEDT March Newsletter

Posted on 12. Mar, 2012 by in Uncategorized

FOEDT March Newsletter

Bike the Bizz

Posted on 22. Sep, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Ever wonder what our corridor would look like without rails? The Bizz Johnson removed their rails 25 year ago and enjoy a wonderful trail! You can take a shuttle 3 Saturdays in October and bike the whole thing (25 miles) and see the fall colors! $3 for the bus, $3 for your bike! About the […]

Interview: Access Sacramento “Live Wire”

Posted on 21. Sep, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Mike Kenison was recently interviewed on Access Sacramento…

August 16th Supervisors Mtg.

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by in Uncategorized

1) Request Supervisor Knight to work with couty counsel to make a formal written request to the JPA to allow El Dorado County to remove the rails in segment 1 and the request should also include the beneficiary of proceeds from the salvage. 2) Direct staff to create a SPTC over sight committee which contains […]

Clues from Bizz Johnson Trail

Posted on 25. Aug, 2011 by in Uncategorized

I had a conversation with the Engineers for BLM in regard to the Bizz Johnson Trail. Interesting trail build because they removed the rails and ties and have done nothing to the rail bed since. They originally thought they would grade it periodically, now they do not bother as the trail needs little work annually. […]

My Turn – Jeff Sellwood

Posted on 18. Aug, 2011 by in Uncategorized

The El Dorado Trail stretches from South Lake Tahoe to the western El Dorado county line and runs along the Sacramento Placerville Train Corridor (SPTC) from Placerville West. This trail is partially developed (witness the newest, very heavily used, section from Forni Road to Missouri Flat Road) and could eventually be a hiking, biking, equestrian […]

Huge Step Forward

Posted on 29. Mar, 2011 by in Uncategorized

Good news to report! The supervisors (John Knight, Ray Nutting, Ron Briggs and Norma Santiago ) voted 4-1 in favor of making a policy change and making hiking, biking, and equestrian trails the priority from Shingle Springs to the county line, and designating joint use with railroad usage from Shingle Springs to Missouri Flat. They […]

Iron Horse – Letter to Supervisors

Posted on 28. Mar, 2011 by in Uncategorized

March 26, 2011 Dear County Supervisors, I have years of experience working with Railroads both building and dismantle unused rail lines. Iron Horse Preservation Society has worked closely with several Cities and Municipalities across the United States and has created trails that today are used by the public for recreation and alternative transportation. Agencies eventually […]

Top 7 reasons why TRAINS & TRAILS don’t work for the ENTIRE corridor

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by in Uncategorized

This option increases the cost of the class 1 bike trail by up to $30 million and increases the time by up to 50 years (based on current projects in El Dorado County and the time in has taken to build the EDT trail in Placerville.) The trees are going to have to be slaughtered […]