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atv's ( 14:57:12 TueJan 24 2012 )

ARE THERE ALOT OF ATV'S IN OR AROUND HAPPY CAMP? DO YOU REALLY NEED THEM IN THEM PARTS OF THE WOODS TO GET TO CLAIMS? JUST WONDERING IF BUYING A DECENT USED ONE WOULD BE USEFUL FOR ME AND ALL MY PROSPECTING GEAR. BETTER GAS MILEAGE ANYWAY..LOL THANKS!!:confused:

  
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Re: atv's ( 15:20:11 TueJan 24 2012 )

I believe you CANNOT use an atv on the claims.... That may not be true on all of the claims. I do know that someone was asked last season to not drive his atv onto the claim we were working.
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Re: atv's ( 17:36:36 TueJan 24 2012 )

THANKS!

  
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Re: atv's ( 18:23:38 TueJan 24 2012 )

Actually, there is a small percentage of New 49er members and other miners who do use ATV's in the Happy Camp area.

You must follow all rules.

In California, this means unless an area is designated as an OHV use area, off highway vehicle, you may only operate motor vehicles on existing roadways. I do not know of any designated OHV use areas located on any of the club claims, so on club claims you must keep your atv on existing roads.

The Forest Service and BLM also have rules regarding motor vehicle travel on USFS and BLM lands that you must follow.

In California, this regulation requires you to do the following;

OHVs, off highway vehicles include any motor vehicle that is operated "off road only", and could even include your Cadillac if you only operate it off road. ALL OHVs that are not licensed for street use must be registered and have a current OHV decal. California issues a red or green OHV registration decal and a non resident decal. If your OHV does not meet emissions requirements, it will be issued a red decal, and there are only certain times of the year you may operate it. Here is a link for more info on this subject;
http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26886

2.) If you operate your ATV, quad, dual purpose motorcycle etc on existing roads, this includes gravel roads and all forest service roads that are not designated as a road that OHVs may operate on, your vehicle must be registered and licensed for street use and you must have a current registration, operators license and proof of insurance.


There are many rules and regulations on this subject and here are a few links to help bring you up to speed;

http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24924

non resident;
http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=25669

I hope this helps.

Mark
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Re: atv's ( 21:19:14 TueJan 24 2012 )

hey mark,

can you provide the section where this applies:

2.) If you operate your ATV, quad, dual purpose motorcycle etc on existing roads, this includes gravel roads and all forest service roads, your vehicle must be registered and licensed for street use and you must have a current registration, operators license and proof of insurance.

  
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Re: atv's ( 23:14:54 TueJan 24 2012 )

Mark covered the legal aspect very well. The sheriff and forestry have been very nice in the past about ATV use but with the tightening economy I hear that they are stepping up enforcement in an effort to both limit Forrest use and increase income. But to better answer your question about the need. I have had a 6x6 Polaris for the 12 years that I have been here and thoroughly enjoy the unique access that it gives me to the back country. However I have only used it 4-5 times in 12 years on club claims. Most club claims have decent suv-truck access that makes hauling my ATV around a pain.

  
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Re: atv's ( 03:33:15 WedJan 25 2012 )

THANKS EVERYONE! I WAS HOPING THAT IF A QUAD WAS LEGAL FOR THE ROAD IT MAY BE USED ON THE CLAIMS JUST DOWN TO THE WORK AREA ONLY.

  
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Re: atv's ( 17:39:05 WedJan 25 2012 )

OK Lip Ca,

I edited that statement. After many phone calls to the USFS, the Sheriff, and the Highway patrol, there is a lot of confusion on gravel roads located in National Forests. This is because there are gravel roads that are classified as highways. The forest service has been actively changing road classifications for the last two years. So you may operate an OHV on any road in a National Forest that is specifically designated as a road that you may operate an OHV on.

So here are a few facts.

The USFS requires that you comply with all state and county laws besides there own regulations.

California law requires:

All vehicles operated off-highway on public lands in California are required to be (1) street-licensed or (2) registered as an off-highway vehicle (OHV).

If your operators license has been revoked or suspended, it is also illegal for you to operate any OHV.

That if you are involved in an accident as the operator of ANY motor vehicle on any land or water located in California, this includes OHVs, you are financially liable for any injuries to other persons and any property damage that occurred as a result of the accident.

This means you do not have to carry proof of insurance on an OHV at this time, but CHP stated that if you are involved in an accident while operating an OHV, you may and probably will be requested to prove you can cover the costs of any damages caused in that accident.

Currently, there is nothing in place that allows me to say exactly what USFS roads you may operate an OHV on, however, every National Forest in this country has been working on this issue for the last couple of years, and this spring the Klamath National Forest will finally have a map available that will specifically show which forest service roads you may operate an OHV on.

Also, just for a bit of knowledge. The federal government has passed vehicle emission standards that will have an effect in the near future on all vehicles that operate on any roadway in this country.


  
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Re: atv's ( 17:39:34 WedJan 25 2012 )

I believe you will need to be street legal, whatever you use.

I like to use a dualsport motorcycle.

The canyons and mountains offer real adventures. The blacktop is quicker traveled on a fast bike. Gravel backroads are open to exploring and are little traveled.

However, LEOs are everywhere so be legal.




  
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Re: atv's ( 17:46:23 WedJan 25 2012 )

OHV regs in Oregon are actually more restrictive than in California.

Here is a link for Oregon OHV information.

http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/ATV/docs/HB_laws_rules.pdf?ga=t

  
UncleMark
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Re: atv's ( 17:52:24 WedJan 25 2012 )

The new road use map for the Klamath National Forest that will be available this spring is going to be free.

  
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Re: atv's ( 04:15:35 ThuJan 26 2012 )

THANKS GUYS! BOY ANYTHING TO MAKE OUR HOBBY AND JOB MORE ROUGH!!:shrug:

  

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