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Re: Tassajara Road report

Postby jack_glendening on Fri Apr 15, 2022 10:19 am

That closure notice on the Monterey County Public Works website has been there for months and months. So long I can't remember exactly when it first appeared, but possibly has been there ever since the Dolan Fire - after which barriers with "closed" signs appeared at the start of the dirt section of Tassajara Road (though with gap to allow access for those who wished). Those barriers and signs disappeared awhile back - but the website still has the "closed" notice. FYI the USFS does NOT consider it closed (whereas they did immediately after after the Dolan fire). So currently that notice seems to have nothing to do with the actual status of Tassajara Road, but possibly left there for some bureaucratic reason.

Which is a long way of saying that the notice has nothing to do with any possible scraping.
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Re: Tassajara Road report

Postby clindsey on Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:38 pm

The Monterey County road closures website https://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-i-z/public-works-facilities-parks/public-works/road-closures-information has a notice that Tassajara Rd "will be closed at Los Padres Forest due to hazardous conditions."

Sounds like they're planning to close the road to do the scraping you mentioned. Was there any indication of when that might happen? I'm planning to go to China Camp in about a week or so, would like to know if I'll be able to drive in.

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Tassajara Road report

Postby jack_glendening on Sun Apr 03, 2022 12:15 pm

Tassajara Road is OK to China Camp, though with deep ruts in places. Beyond Black Butte, where road starts to descend, is much rougher and rockier. I averaged 8mph from there to Horse Pasture Trail. Beyond that, becomes a "dirt' road again. I saw two scrapers parked on the way out - hopefully road may be scraped soon with imminent opening of Tassajara Zen Center.
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