Saturday, June 14, 2008
Montana and Access Issues
Last monday Tyler Bradt and myself (Ian Garcia) made our way up to an all classic waterfall. Fiening due to constant snow fall that has left the northern rockies blacketed with snow and a spring that is persistent to coming. We went to the one river in the entire state that has actually flowed. Falls creek is a tributary to the Dearborn river and has become the topic of recent issues to river access in the area. With no actual public access to the creek and hiking trails that lay upstream it is now fully illegal to access the creek. And i am not recomending that anyone make the drive to the area to ask or atempt a run on the creek.
After talking with some of the locals in the area it became more apparent that thier reasons for shutting off the access is simply due to disrespect. As in prior instances with access to montanas rivers and creeks there are groups who are working to regain access to these creeks. if you would like to get more information on access to falls creek and other rivers that currently lay in jepardy check these links. http://www.boatertalk.com/forum/BoaterTalk/1492607 THese are real issues and for the time being the only advice that i can pass on is to stay away from these rivers until an agreement is reached.
or for more information and individuals that are helping american whitewater to regain access you may contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by E.G. at 2:30 PM