10/22/06 Warrior’s Society News

In this issue:

1. Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County

2. The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall MTB Classic

3. Fall Picnic and Hot Springs Hike

4. Your input needed for the Aliso and Woods Canyon Resource Management Plan


To all the participants in the Switchback 6-Hours of Orange County:

Thank you so much for your support of our events. As you all experienced, our events are no walk in the park. The course is demanding in both endurance and technical skills and this says a lot about who you are.

Our course is not for the timid – and the temperatures only added to the challenge.

And you rose to the challenge and that is a statement in and of itself.

We told those who signed up for the event after the t-shirt deadline we’d give them an event t-shirt if we had any left over. We had event t-shirts left over so contact Switchback Cyclery to see if they have an event t-shirt in your size. They have a record of who did not receive an event t-shirt.

If you lost anything at the event you can also contact Switchback to see if it was turned in.

Switchback Cyclery is located at 3436 E. Chapman 92869 on the southeast corner of Prospect, ¾ mile east of the 55 Freeway (714) 628-3913.

We will have the write up and results posted by the end of this week, as well as the standings in the Orange County MTB Championship Series.


Our next event will be the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall MTB Classic Event on Saturday, November 18th. The cost of the event is $30 for Novices and $45.00 for Intermediates and Experts.

We will have an open practice on Saturday, November 11th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the practice will also have a course on technical handling skills starting at 10:00 a.m.

You do not have to be registered in the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic to attend the open practice or technical handling skills class. The practice and skills class is sponsored by Sho-Air, Rock N Road, Cytomax, Clif Bar, Shimano and Manitou/Answer.

There will be a $5.00 charge per car to enter the park. Those riding in on bikes will be charged $2.50.

The Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall Classic will be the last event in the Orange County Championship Series where we will crown our male and female champion. We will also be raffling off $5,000 worth of product from Felt Bikes as well as our regular prize raffle.

The event fee includes Event T-shirt, raffle prizes, lunch (salad, rice, beans, chicken fajitas, tortillas, drinks (soda and beer) and ice cream.

You must register for the Fall Classic by Monday, November 13th to receive an event t-shirt. There will be a $10.00 late fee for those registering after Wednesday, November 15th. There will be no sign ups allowed on Friday, November 17th or on the day of the event to allow us time to finalize the database, prepare the race packets and set up the course.

To register for the Sho-Air / Rock N Road Fall XC Mountain Bike Classic:

Online Registration:


Downloadable application:



Trabuco Ranger District and the Santa Ana Natural History Association invite the public to the Fall Picnic & Hot Springs Canyon Hike

Corona, CA, October, 16, 2006…The Santa Ana Mountains Natural History Association and the Cleveland National Forest, Trabuco Ranger District, would like to invite the public to participate in their fall picnic and natural history event, Sunday, October 29, starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. Hikers will cover a 2-3 mile hike down Hot Springs Canyon on a moderate to strenuous trail.

Participants should bring a picnic lunch and a folding chair for the mid-day natural history and geology presentations and talks on the Santa Ana Mountains. Please wear appropriate clothing (long sleeves and long pants recommended), sturdy shoes, hat, water, and sunscreen. You are welcome to bring binoculars, camera, and field guide books.

Meeting location: 9:00 a.m. at Blue Jay Campground (Sites 40 – 44).

To get to the campground from Orange County take the 5 Freeway to the Ortega Highway exit and go east on Ortega Highway for 21.9 miles until you reach Long Canyon Road and turn left. There is a wooden sign where you turn that say’s “El Cariso Hot Shots Regional Center” and “Los Pinos Conservation Camp” along with and address of “39251 Ortega Hwy.” Go up this road until you come to a junction with a sign that reads “Long Canyon Road” and turn right to the upper campgrounds which will be on your left (about 2.5 miles from where you turned off Ortega Hwy). Drive into the campgrounds and follow the road to campgrounds 40 – 44.

If you would like to attend the event, please contact Debra Clarke, Wilderness/Trails Manager, Forest Service at (951) 736-1811 x 3227.

For more information go to http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland”>http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland.


The public is invited to participate in our upcoming public meeting for the Draft – Resource Management Plan (RMP) for Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. The RMP will address recreational access to the park. The meeting is being held on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. at the City of Laguna Woods, Council Chambers – 24264 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA. (See the attached meeting notice)

At this meeting, a summary of the Draft RMP will be presented to the Coastal Greenbelt Authority and the public.

A copy of the Draft Resource Management Plan will be made available on our website prior to the meeting for public review. If you have any questions regarding this meeting or the Resource Management Plan, please email us at awrmp@rdmd.ocgov.com or you may call Joanne Quirk at 714-834-6663.

Thank you.

Juan Gutierrez

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