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josh_crosson
07-02-2009, 7:47 PM
Ive gone up to pine flat road many times to check out the snow, and i have been recently been going there to shoot where there is a makeshift "range".
Im pretty sure its all just blm land where this range is and is safe to shoot ie no roads/houses or anything but a mountain across the valley maybe 400 yards?

The thing about this place is no one cleans the place up. 1000's of shells from .22-.45, shotgun shells, to .223 and everything in between. All sorts of junk people take to shoot the living S#IT out of and trash in general. I would love to be able to go there and really clean the place up. Im in santa rosa and wondering if anyone else knows/goes to this place and feels the same way?

Im thinking that maybe a few SUVs full of people and a truck, shovels, bags, maybe some beer (or ice water depending if anyone wants to shoot that day), and it could be a decent place to go.

thoughts?

heres a pic i took with my phone
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g197/Josh_crosson/pineflat.jpg

1mean76
07-03-2009, 3:47 PM
beer????????? you bring the beer ill bring my tractor lol

The Wingnut
07-03-2009, 5:14 PM
Sounds like a great idea. Set up a north bay range day and make sure people bring tools to clean the works up a bit. Rakes, buckets, shovels, maybe some materials for target stands.

My Datsun Z likely won't make it up there.

audiophil2
07-03-2009, 6:35 PM
I'm in Santa Rosa and would help.

josh_crosson
07-03-2009, 11:57 PM
My Datsun Z likely won't make it up there.

my girlfriends honda civic made it just fine lol.
its mostly paved road untill you go off for only about 60 yards

ive been talking to a few people i know that might be down to help. ill try to set something up in stone, ill keep everyone posted and see what kind of materials i can bribe out of some people for things like target stands and benches.

also 1mean76, a tractor doesnt sound like a bad idea haha maybe do a little grading and leveling. take down some shrubbery(sp?) for better parking.

tankerman
07-04-2009, 8:23 AM
Didn't know there was a place to shoot around there.

When are you planing to put this clean up together?

Mikeb
07-04-2009, 8:27 AM
I'll come up from Oakland with a PU truck if I can shoot my swivel gun.
take care
Mike

BigDogatPlay
07-04-2009, 8:51 AM
Definitely keep me posted on this. I can contribute my sweat and small pickup for hauling. It would be very nice to have someplace informal to shoot that's a lot closer than Cow Mountain. I wasn't aware of this spot at all so well done on a good find!!

Found some info on the area in general at http://sonoma.net/blog/pine-flat-road-in-healdsburg-54.htm. There is a link in that page to information about an Audubon Society bird sanctuary thats up there.

josh_crosson
07-04-2009, 10:21 AM
Definitely keep me posted on this. I can contribute my sweat and small pickup for hauling. It would be very nice to have someplace informal to shoot that's a lot closer than Cow Mountain. I wasn't aware of this spot at all so well done on a good find!!

Found some info on the area in general at http://sonoma.net/blog/pine-flat-road-in-healdsburg-54.htm. There is a link in that page to information about an Audubon Society bird sanctuary thats up there.


yeah the bird sanctuary is about half way to the place, so you drive into it and then right out of it. its basically just a sign that says bird sanctuary dont hunt the birds lol.

zinfull
07-04-2009, 11:01 AM
I have never been there but I will help if I can. It is just up the road from me and I have some friends that shot there. I do work for beer. You may want to post this on northbayshooters.com and get some more locals.

jerry

josh_crosson
07-04-2009, 11:38 AM
also i think that up keep is going to have to have a major part in it.

everyone like coors light? im thinking a keg if theres gonna be that many people, plus its cheap ha.

Grumpyoldretiredcop
07-04-2009, 1:32 PM
I'm local, have a truck and will help if available on the day you pick. Let me know when.

audiophil2
07-04-2009, 6:22 PM
After hearing Don Kilmer talk at Circle S today I headed up the road. I drove all the way to the end. All I found was a really bad shooting gallery loaded with glass and bottles hanging from tree limbs along with a tv, rim, and a few other big items. That spot shoulg be cleaned up too but it might be too unsafe to try cleaning.

bohoki
07-14-2009, 6:21 PM
gimme gps co'ords and i'll check it out

SickofSoCal
07-14-2009, 6:29 PM
I thought of Pine Flat Reservoir northeast of Fresno when I saw this thread.

gadjeep
07-19-2009, 9:07 AM
Sounds good to me. I have a truck as well and will be happy to help.

odysseus
07-19-2009, 9:12 AM
Im pretty sure its all just blm land where this range is and is safe to shoot ie no roads/houses or anything but a mountain across the valley maybe 400 yards?


I am not too far and might be up for that, one question though is being sure about what this land is? Is it for sure BLM?

NotEnoughGuns
07-26-2009, 9:14 AM
Im not to far away and would love to have a closer piece of BLM land to shoot on. I'd love to help, lets make a date and confirm that its BLM land and do it!

BTW I think I may have to bring my own beer though. Cant stand coors.

LkPillsburyDude
07-26-2009, 1:41 PM
Never heard of this place, but im down to clean and shoot stuff.

paco ramirez
08-04-2009, 7:18 PM
Anyone have GPS coordinates for this place?

josh_crosson
08-04-2009, 10:59 PM
AH HA! google maps ie google earth!

http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=7014+pine+flat+rd,+healdsburg+ca+95448&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.077336,56.425781&ie=UTF8&ll=38.754209,-122.76947&spn=0.003974,0.006888&t=h&z=17&iwloc=A

its the area to the right of the marker. address comes up as 7014 pine flat road healdsburg, ca 95448

its the turnout from the main road but the road map doesnt line up with the google earth pic.
does this make sence?

paco ramirez
08-08-2009, 4:59 PM
That map was very helpful. I went up there today and it was tons of fun. I only brought a .22 magnum for this first outing. There's a lot of trash up there, mostly consisting of empty cartridge boxes and shot shells. Next time I head up I bringing trash bags and a rake to get all the shells. There were also some paint cans, various scrapped electronic devices turned into targets, a pile of clothes, a bit of broken glass from beer bottles, and a VERY large yellow sign for no real reason. I managed to find 12rds of 7.62x39mm someone left up there which looked brand new. There was only one snake that I saw, and it was in the drying up pond next to the range. Some kind of blue water snake with two yellow lines stretching the length of it's back. I'm not a fan of snakes...RIP.

josh_crosson
08-08-2009, 7:14 PM
That map was very helpful. I went up there today and it was tons of fun. I only brought a .22 magnum for this first outing. There's a lot of trash up there, mostly consisting of empty cartridge boxes and shot shells. Next time I head up I bringing trash bags and a rake to get all the shells. There were also some paint cans, various scrapped electronic devices turned into targets, a pile of clothes, a bit of broken glass from beer bottles, and a VERY large yellow sign for no real reason. I managed to find 12rds of 7.62x39mm someone left up there which looked brand new. There was only one snake that I saw, and it was in the drying up pond next to the range. Some kind of blue water snake with two yellow lines stretching the length of it's back. I'm not a fan of snakes...RIP.

so would you be able to verriify that it is BLM?

BigDogatPlay
08-08-2009, 10:41 PM
I think I may make a run up there this next weekend. I'll pack out whatever crap I can fit, we're cleaning out my late father in law's place so we're making dump runs anyway.

I am doing some searching on the SoCo Assessor's web site. The street address as assigned by Google Map is a bust. Using the tract as a search term returns a lot of records. I have a hunch a trip to the assessor's office and a thumb through of the plot maps is going to be in order.

paco ramirez
08-09-2009, 8:11 PM
so would you be able to verriify that it is BLM?

Undetermined. It sure looks like BLM though :eek:

The bird sanctuary signs stopped appearing, and so did the private property signs.

Cali-V
08-09-2009, 9:09 PM
I believe these are the coordinates:
38.753696, -122.768644 (http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=38.753696,+-122.768644&sll=38.753467,-122.76947&sspn=0.009505,0.027595&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=15)

josh_crosson
08-10-2009, 5:23 PM
Undetermined. It sure looks like BLM though :eek:

The bird sanctuary signs stopped appearing, and so did the private property signs.
thats what my thoughts are.
take any pics while you were up there?


so im thinking now that people will be able to check it out first hand, it will let them know exactly what we're working with. then we could plan a good clean up day.

paco ramirez
08-26-2009, 6:02 PM
No, I don't have any pictures. I'll take some next time.

BigDogatPlay
08-27-2009, 9:25 AM
I've got vacation coming up in a couple of weeks. When that happens I'll see about doing the research at the assessor's office. From what I've been able to glean in on line searching, BLM does not own anything close to that area.

tommyid1
09-01-2009, 8:26 AM
When is this cleanup happenin. I'm off thurs fri sat...

josh_crosson
09-01-2009, 4:10 PM
as it sits now, im unable to do anything right now. i was involved in a bicycle/car accident (i was on the bike) and suffered a broken wrist and im in a fixator right now. it sucks. but hopefully ill recover quick and have a nice hefty settlement too. "im gonna be oprah rich!" lol

new cal shooter
09-03-2009, 7:49 AM
Good luck! Thanks for the info, I'll head up soon with camera and trash bags

BHP FAN
09-03-2009, 9:47 PM
I was born in Healdsburg [class of '76!] and used to shoot up there every weekend.It's a 300 mile trip now,though...

beenawhile
09-04-2009, 1:48 PM
I'm going to have to check that out and do a little clean up also.

new cal shooter
09-05-2009, 11:07 AM
Range Report:

Really small place, only one party at a time may shoot, not super dirty, but a single lane road in, and LOTS of bike riders on it, so go Slow or you'll get some crap on your truck grill! :)

beenawhile
09-05-2009, 1:29 PM
I'm going to have to go up in the next couple of weeks. Did you get a chance to do any shooting?

new cal shooter
09-05-2009, 6:17 PM
no, place was full 1 mini-suv 3 guys

timdps
09-05-2009, 7:28 PM
Range Report:

only one party at a time may shoot,

Is there a sign or something?

Tim

Grumpyoldretiredcop
09-05-2009, 7:45 PM
Is there a sign or something?

Tim

No, it''s just a small area. There is a "target area" off to the left, but I wouldn't use it as you're firing in the direction of Pine Flat Rd. There's only one safe firing direction IMHO.

Intimid8tor
09-05-2009, 8:16 PM
Good to hear there is a place in northbay since I am there a fair amount. I'll have to make it up there. If I do, I would be happy to bring some junk home.

gunn
09-06-2009, 4:07 PM
Has anyone conclusively proven that this is public land that is OK to shoot on? As one person commented, there's no BLM land listed anywhere near that location.

Sure, others have shot there before but is that a good excuse for you to trespass and shoot up someones private land? Worse yet, wouldn't you hate to be the one guy the finally gets popped by the cops for shooting up someone's land (or worse yet, some part of some non-profits preserve) and therefore responsible for all the damage other yohoo's have caused?

As gun enthusiasts, we have enough problems with bird lovers (i.e.: the dumbass condor).
-g

BHP FAN
09-06-2009, 7:23 PM
there's BLM land markers just off the road about a quarter mile before the shooting spot,so at one time it was BLM land. Whether it still is, I don't know.

new cal shooter
09-07-2009, 5:46 PM
This place was off to the right of the road, had a large spray painted area that was kind of marking it, like a bill board size kid tagging the area, so thats how i found it, safe back stop, follow the road up and it gets to a large open gate, narrow gravel road, 1 fun drive. Saw a wonderful 6 point buck on the reserve, wow!

Purple K
09-28-2009, 8:54 AM
Let's do this! Sunday Oct. 18th. I know no date will suit everybody but if knowone sets a date it won't get done. I'll bring my full size truck and as many 100-gallon wheeled toters (borrowed from work) as I can fit in the back. After we get done we can shoot! I'll even bring some frosty cold beverages. PM me to confirm your attendance.

GillaFunk
09-28-2009, 9:00 AM
NICE! Hopefully I can help a little. Might be off crutches by then.

josh_crosson
09-28-2009, 9:02 AM
NICE! Hopefully I can help a little. Might be off crutches by then.

i was thinking the same cause ill be out of my wrist fixator by then.

matrix056
09-28-2009, 5:54 PM
Bravo guys! I am originally a Sonoma County native and love to see preservation of the land. Just so everyone knows, there was a large fire (300 acres) out that way last week, so just beware. Also, someone should bring a high-powered rifle, due to the mountain lion population.

BigDogatPlay
09-28-2009, 6:58 PM
October 18 should work good for me at this point.

Purple K
10-03-2009, 7:10 PM
BTT

Purple K
10-07-2009, 11:55 AM
Anyone?

GillaFunk
10-07-2009, 12:09 PM
oh...you wanted us to PM.


Wooops!

Purple K
10-11-2009, 7:02 PM
Since knowone has contacted me to confirm that they'll be there, I will not be at Pine Flat Rd. on the 18th. I'll go south to Panoche Hills on the 17th instead.

GillaFunk
10-11-2009, 7:07 PM
Dooode......like 5 people said they were going. We just didnt PM ya

Purple K
10-11-2009, 7:18 PM
I'm not gonna drive from Vacaville unless I know people will be there.

josh_crosson
10-11-2009, 10:45 PM
i want to go but cant, doc said no strenuous activities (hell i cant even rack the slide on my pistol) weather.com said rain for Saturday and Monday, but who knows if it wont change and end up raining on Sunday. just an fyi.

GillaFunk
10-12-2009, 9:06 AM
Well, if the weather is crap, and / or the road is funky I'm not gonna make it up. However, if it is doable I'll be there, if not just to check the place out and pop a few :51:

GillaFunk
10-16-2009, 11:52 AM
Looks like sunday is a go. Who's comin?

BigDogatPlay
10-17-2009, 10:24 AM
I actualy need to pass on this outing. Family calls....

Killawhale415
10-18-2009, 2:26 AM
Im glad I found this, ive gone shooting there a couple times and it would be great to meet up with a couple of you guys and go do a clean up/ shooting outing.

GillaFunk
10-18-2009, 7:31 AM
Alright, well, I'm heading up there this morning. I'm still on crutches so I cant really clean-up much, but we'll see how it goes

Purple K
10-23-2009, 9:41 AM
Did anyone actually go?

GillaFunk
10-23-2009, 10:11 AM
Yeah, I took a buddy and we went sunday morning. Got there around noon. The place is COVERED in shotgun sheels. MY GOD! Just as we got set up to shoot some locals came out, shot clays and drank beer. I was surpirzed the road is paved all the way.

Its pretty cool, but not what I thought it would be. It needs SERIOUS attention. I'll head back up in another 6-8 weeks when I am off crutches and do what I can. A clean-up party is probably something we should consider.

There is one big 8'x8' road sign that is now used as a target. I took the camera to take pics, but what few I took don't do justice.

BigDogatPlay
10-24-2009, 10:08 AM
Covered in shotgun shells.... guess I'll bring a rake, a shovel and a some trash bags when I get up there. Going to try for tomorrow and see what happens.

P220forever
12-05-2009, 11:18 AM
I've been shooting there since the mid-80's. Last time I was there it was when they were putting in the pipeline to the geysers and there was actually a manned security booth down at the bottom. We were in our Bronco towing a small open-bed trailer full of guns. We just drove on through like we lived there and the guy didn't say anything.

I was shooting with my brother off the side of the road by the quarry one time when this beater p-u truck came screaming up, the guy got out and said the owner says he needs to take our guns. I'm holding a loaded P226 and my bro's holding a loaded Redhawk. I just look at the guy like, are you ****ing nuts? I never said a word to him, just stared him down. He got in his truck and left. Very strange.

I need to get up there again. Lately I've been shooting at Circle S but recently heard a rumor that someone's going to open an indoor range out near Oakmont. That would be sweet.

new cal shooter
01-06-2010, 8:55 AM
Please update if the Oakmont spot does open, Nice to have indoor shooting in the north bay

GillaFunk
01-06-2010, 1:46 PM
I might take a drive up there in the next week or two and try cleaning it up a bit.

highpowermatch
02-02-2010, 5:40 AM
I might take a drive up there in the next week or two and try cleaning it up a bit.

I will shoot you a pm, I wouldn't mind checking it out and helping with a clean up.

Intimid8tor
02-02-2010, 6:49 AM
Shoot me a PM as well. I might be able to go up and might be able to bring a couple trucks and a couple friends.

GillaFunk
03-24-2010, 7:16 PM
Alright....range clean up anyone? I'm walking now...so...lets do dis!

highpowermatch
03-28-2010, 6:34 AM
Alright....range clean up anyone? I'm walking now...so...lets do dis!

I'm in, but will have to be after easter weekend. I can bring a truck. Is there area to ride dirt bikes there?

Intimid8tor
03-28-2010, 8:01 AM
Let me know the date. I'll let my buddy know as well.

GillaFunk
03-28-2010, 9:54 AM
I'm in, but will have to be after easter weekend. I can bring a truck. Is there area to ride dirt bikes there?

You might be able to drag yer bike under one of the gates....but I cant remember. Other that the short ride up the road to the range...there isnt much...unless you find an open road along the way. Once you get past the range the road forks, but both forks are gated. From what I remember, this intersection (http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=7014+pine+flat+rd,+healdsburg+ca+95448&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.077336,56.425781&ie=UTF8&t=h&hq=&hnear=7014+Pine+Flat+Rd,+Healdsburg,+Sonoma,+Calif ornia+95448&ll=38.759279,-122.756494&spn=0.002514,0.004823&z=18) is as far as you can go on 4 wheels

How about Sunday April 11?

BigDogatPlay
03-28-2010, 10:08 AM
When?

beenawhile
03-29-2010, 8:19 AM
The 11th sounds good to me,the only hold up would be if we are doing something for my sisters birthday.I talked to the wife about it last night and she said she would help out too.Anybody have a time preference? The earlier the better for me.

GillaFunk
03-31-2010, 12:06 PM
Or maybe the 18th. I might have some chit coming down that weekend.

beenawhile
04-04-2010, 5:23 PM
The 18th will work too.

GillaFunk
04-05-2010, 8:46 AM
Cool. Let's do Sunday April 18th. Sometime after 9am or is that too early? I figure get up there, knock that chit out..then pop a few while were there.

BigDogatPlay
04-05-2010, 4:49 PM
I'm good to go on the 18th. I'll bring bags, a rake and a shovel.

NapaCountyShooter
04-05-2010, 6:25 PM
My dad's coming from Bavaria that weekend, but if anyone is interested in going out on the 11th and doing a little shoot and preclean, pm me.

beenawhile
04-05-2010, 7:41 PM
Well the 18th is out now for me. We won some contest at work & they're having the party that day.I might still head out on the11th. I’m good for the 25th though.

frankiejoe577
04-06-2010, 12:34 AM
Once I get some time off and get my AR-15 ill be up there to clean and plink, seems like everyone is putting it off because one reason or another, just go up when you can and clean up as much as you can while you are there. No need to put it off just because there is not a bunch of people there at the same time. Although that would be nice.

BigDogatPlay
04-06-2010, 11:33 AM
Well if we have people there over three straight Sundays it oughta be hella clean. And I'll bring a camera as well to document the effort.

:D

When ever we all can is probably at least as good as a whole bunch of us on a one timer. Getting a spot clean is one thing, keeping it clean seems to be another as our compadres down at Bee Canyon would attest.

The world is full of irresponsible buffoons... I'm glad to be associated with those who are not.

frankiejoe577
04-07-2010, 1:07 AM
Does anyone have proof that it is BLM yet?

GillaFunk
04-07-2010, 8:26 PM
When you go out there, and see how much spent brass and shells are on the ground, you can tell that CLEARLY no one gives a feck about that place....so...in that assumption no one takes care of it so..it must be BLM.

BigDogatPlay
04-10-2010, 11:21 AM
It's raining lightly now in southern Sonoma County, so it's probably already raining up north in Healdsburg. Tomorrow it's supposed to pour so I guess we'll see.

GillaFunk
04-13-2010, 10:39 AM
So...it looks like Sunday should be clear and dry. We on for the 18th?

BigDogatPlay
04-13-2010, 8:01 PM
I'm still in... bringing trash bags, rake, shovel... and something to shoot a little. ;)

Still thinking 9 AM?

GillaFunk
04-14-2010, 7:50 AM
Cool Cool. Ill see what I can borrow from the landlord tool-wise. I too will bring something to pop around with :36:

9 AM too early? 10...11? Lemme know. Where are you coming out from?

BigDogatPlay
04-14-2010, 2:10 PM
Petaluma... but I get up early so no big whoop.

jbt56
04-14-2010, 6:31 PM
Is this place accessible to a sports car, or lowered truck? It's unclear from Google Maps. I'd like to check it out/help out, but don't know if I can get up there.:confused:

GillaFunk
04-14-2010, 8:30 PM
BigDawg: Doode...Im in PGrove. You wanna just carpool up there?

JB: the main road is paved, but you must turn off onto a dirt road and clearance is required, if I remember correctly. I don't recall much parking along the main road. If BigDawg and I dont roll up, you can roll with me if you like.

BigDogatPlay
04-14-2010, 9:57 PM
I'm happy to carpool another person. My little truck seats two comfortably. I could take a couple more but I wouldn't make a grown adult ride the jump seats in the extended cab. :)

GillaFunk
04-15-2010, 5:13 PM
BigDawg: I have a Rodeo SUV if that's easier. As long as we don't get any nails and **** in my tires I'm good (running on my spare.....DON'T ask why). Lemme know what time you wanna meet up. PM

Anyone else thinking of helping with clean up

zinfull
04-16-2010, 8:48 AM
I my show but it depends on how Sat turns out. I will bring some older toys if I can make it but will have to change cars. My mini van is not a off road vehicle.

jerry

jbt56
04-17-2010, 9:27 AM
Okay, so I took a ride up there this morning in the BMW. Pine Flat Rd is actually a fun little one-lane twisty road! I'm gonna have to take my Bandit up there, just for a nice ride.
Anyway, the 'range' is around 10+- miles from where Pine Flat branches off of 128 (for those who might be first-timers). You go past a pumping station or something related to The Geysers, and it's a couple more miles up. Surprisingly to me, there's a house/ranch only about a half-mile from the 'range'. There is a turn-out/parking area very close; I had to walk maybe 100 yards. There's a fair amount of junk up there, but for this type of spot (secret public hangout), I've seen worse. LOTS of brass and shotgun shells.
Having stupidly forgotten ear protection, I fired all of 5 shots from my .38, and with ringing ears, left it at that.
I'm going to see about heading up there again tomorrow, with protection, and Hefty bags. With my little car, I won't be able to take anything away, but I can at least bag some crap up.

Intimid8tor
04-17-2010, 10:13 AM
Sounds like some wheelbarrels/carts might be a good idea? I'm going to try to make it depending on how my son is doing.

BigDogatPlay
04-17-2010, 11:16 AM
GillaFunk... I have a small pickup that might be a better choice for hauling crap than your SUV. I'll send you a PM.

I'll bring a camera as well. :)

GillaFunk
04-17-2010, 11:27 AM
Okay, so I took a ride up there this morning in the BMW. Pine Flat Rd is actually a fun little one-lane twisty road! .

Yeah, the ride up is a hoot. I still need to take my motorbike up there and pop a few. The road is fairly twisty for a car, and a little bumpy here and there so watch it. The road up is paved the whole way, but the area where we are cleaning would require some clearance...so heads up!

Dont really need wheelbarrows I dont think, but jbt56 might be the man to answer that question.

I say just bring:
LOTS Heavy duty trash-bags
Maybe a cardboard box or two
Gloves
Metal 'bamboo' rake
Shovel
and a way to carry all that **** home.

I'm sure were going to pop a few while were there, so I suggest ya'll bring some ear-plugs and something to snack on / drink (nothing alcoholic please)

Myself and BigDawg are going to work out a time when were going to head up, and I'll post that up this evening. Im guessing we'll leave Petaluma between 8:30 and 10 (roughly)

Looking forward to meeting ya'll since this looks to be a good group of shooters.

Intimid8tor
04-17-2010, 11:29 AM
How many people can fit if they want to shoot?

GillaFunk
04-17-2010, 11:43 AM
Not too many. Here is the overhead view of this place. Its pretty tight. The less cars the better. if you guys can park somewhere besides right in this turn-off that might make shooting/clean-up easier. I think maybe 6-8 MAX.

What do you say JBT? I've not been up there in a few months, and I was on crutches, so I can't remember much

Here it is (http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=7014+pine+flat+rd,+healdsburg+ca+95448&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=33.077336,56.425781&ie=UTF8&t=h&hq=&hnear=7014+Pine+Flat+Rd,+Healdsburg,+Sonoma,+Calif ornia+95448&ll=38.753468,-122.768902&spn=0.002514,0.004823&z=18). Not much to see

jbt56
04-17-2010, 1:48 PM
I'd guess an easy 5-6 vehicles could park in the turn-out area, and 4X4's could approach the 'range' closer- handy for piling trashbags into a truck bed...? I didn't look around that thoroughly, but from a fairly new shooter's POV, there seem to be several directions one could shoot, so a fair number of people, with some organization, could shoot there, without endangering each other. Parts of the immediate area almost look like a moto-x track, too- overall, it's fairly large.
That overhead shot also doesn't show the very hilly terrain well, not that it's any problem.
I'd agree with the no-wheelbarrows. Those probably wouldn't be very useful, as a 'real' 4x4 can get right in there, unless there's much more than what I saw. I'd go with gilla's equipment rec's.
If I can make it (might be honey-do's tomorrow :mad:), I'm also bringing my pistols and freakin' ear protection!:eek:

*Add-- Just for reference, going from Santa Rosa, up 101 to Dry Creek, then to 128, it took roughly an hour to get there this morning. The 10 miles up Pine Flat will take a while in a truck. Figure on about 25-35 MPH that whole way.

Intimid8tor
04-17-2010, 2:24 PM
Thanks for the tips. Good to know 4wd can get in for trash pickup. Hope I can make it. Surprised it took that long to get there but it is nice to have options.

GillaFunk
04-17-2010, 2:50 PM
Oh yeah, and if your gonna :2guns:, bring something to mount your target to (frame)

GillaFunk
04-17-2010, 10:12 PM
Myself and BigDawg should be up there by 1030 or so.

Intimid8tor
04-18-2010, 8:06 AM
If I make it it will be in the afternoon when the wife wakes up after working last night. Keeping my fingers crossed I can make it out to do some cleaning and run some ammo through one of the nwer builds.

jbt56
04-18-2010, 3:31 PM
I made it up there this morning, and met up with BigDog and Gilla. We worked for a couple hours, and made... a beginning, anyway! Some locals showed up, and actually pitched in, a bit.
All in all, it was a productive morning. Good to meet you guys; we'll have to put something together again soon. Maybe more shooting next time (for me, anyway!).

BigDogatPlay
04-18-2010, 4:01 PM
I'll post some snaps as soon as I get lawn cut out back and get started cleaning guns... :)

Met with GillaFunk and jbt56. We filled up the better part of seven large trash bags and made a bit of a dent. The locals who showed up did a bit, I think we shamed them into it just a smidge, and gave them the referral to CGN.

It's going to take a few people several trips or a good sized party a couple of trips. There are some shot up electronics, and a creek bed that needs to be cleaned out as well, although I made some headway down there.

After the effort GillaFunk and I were both somewhat off our games in shooting, but we still managed to send some downrange with authority. It's a long trek up the hill, a full ten miles, but the scenery is wonderful.

All you SoCo members need to get up there. If we all pack out one bag of crap it'll be a lot cleaner.

Iggy
04-19-2010, 9:42 AM
I saw the pictures GillaFunk put up on facebook. Man that place was a dump. Next time you guys go up let me know and I can take my trash trailer to get stuff like the fridge out of there.

zinfull
04-19-2010, 10:56 AM
I tried to make it but when my wife found out I was cleaning a gun range instead of my yard, well at least I did not sleep on the couch.

jerry

GillaFunk
04-19-2010, 4:56 PM
Yeah, those that didnt come up missed out. Its pretty fooking hanus up there. The Sonoma County locals need to team up and handle this situation.

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs367.snc3/23619_572126556963_33206574_33544578_185145_n.jpg

http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs367.snc3/23619_572126551973_33206574_33544577_5500099_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs427.ash1/23619_572126546983_33206574_33544576_479499_n.jpg

http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hs367.snc3/23619_572126566943_33206574_33544580_565893_n.jpg

and the kicker......

http://hphotos-sjc1.fbcdn.net/hs367.snc3/23619_572126561953_33206574_33544579_1039177_n.jpg

So, we ended the day taking home a few bags of crap, 2 or 3 of which were ONLY shotgun shells.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs427.ash1/23619_572126541993_33206574_33544575_5525960_n.jpg

GillaFunk
04-19-2010, 5:08 PM
It was good to meet those that showed up. Hopefully we can do it again a few more times and make a dent in this chit. Keep in mind too, that this is only 1/2 of the entire shooting area. The other half isn't as bad, but still needs some lovin'

ricochet
04-19-2010, 6:19 PM
so I suggest ya'll bring some ear-plugs and something to snack on / drink (nothing alcoholic please)

Guns and alcohol don't mix; I salute ya (and this comes from a guy who can float a battleship in Jack Daniels :-) ...

BigDogatPlay
04-19-2010, 8:39 PM
A couple more pix.... since GillaFunk got several of the same angles I did.

The place is pretty trashed, this is past and down below where the people shooting in the last picture were at....

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/BigDogatPlay/DSC_0207.jpg

The next image just makes me plain mad... there is a nice fresh water creek that runs through the area and down into the canyon, and it's full of shot up junk. This kind of stuff will get it closed down. We made a dent in it, but it needs more help.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/BigDogatPlay/DSC_0204.jpg

A shot up fridge discarded below the promontory. This actually will be easy to get out with some help, ropes and a come along.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/BigDogatPlay/DSC_0209.jpg

Before the locals got there... GillaFunk in the foreground mining .223 and .308 brass and jbt back by the truck. We made gone with a lot of the shotgun hulls, brass and loose trash from the upper area.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/BigDogatPlay/DSC_0210.jpg

A little hard to see, but we thoroughly filled up the back of my little truck.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/BigDogatPlay/DSC_0214.jpg

This is what really makes the place cool, to me. It sits out on a promontory overlooking a pretty huge canyon. These are the local who came and they are hand throwing clays out over the canyon.... they keep going, and going and going. The photo doesn't do justice to just how big, steep and far across it really is.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s10/BigDogatPlay/DSC_0215.jpg

Killawhale415
04-22-2010, 11:20 PM
I just went up last sunday and shot around 150 clays with my buddies. And just seeing that fridge pisses me off, I just wish I had some way of getting it out of there.

BigDogatPlay
04-23-2010, 8:17 AM
Ropes, block and tackle, a come along, or a good winch on the front of a truck along with a few guys to help load it and a truck big enough to haul it out would help a lot.

What we need is good group of guys, some gear, and a few hours to really make a difference.

The shot up van a hundred yards or so down the west slope into the canyon will probably be a little tougher. :D

jbt56
04-23-2010, 1:35 PM
I'm thinkin' the van will just have to 'rust in peace'. :eek::smilielol5:
A big truck, some equipment, and a few strong backs can take care of the rest.

casework
04-23-2010, 3:09 PM
I have a truck and winch. Let me know the next you are going up and maybe we can get that fridge out of there. I live in Santa Rosa

Killawhale415
04-27-2010, 7:38 AM
Did anyone go up this weekend?

BigDogatPlay
04-27-2010, 11:58 AM
I went trap shooting in Sonoma this past Sunday. Not sure if this next weekend will be more trap shooting or another Pine Flat run. Probably depend on how much interest there is.

Next Sunday the 2nd looks like it'll be perfect weather, although the dirt road in from the turnout will likely still be a bit soggy from the rain we're getting now.

beenawhile
04-27-2010, 12:10 PM
I went up there last Thursday with and buddy and did some shooting and cleaning.Managed to get a couple of bags of trash cleaned up out of there. It is pretty flipping trashed,but if everyone brings at least one bag out of there when they shoot it should be noticeably cleaner very soon.

Killawhale415
04-27-2010, 12:28 PM
Well I went up this past sunday and there were a bunch of dudes from some company called Test America working on the main shooting area. I dont know what the hell they were doing but they had a s*** ton of concrete ready to mix up. But anyway, they closed the main little shootin' spot and put up NO SHOOTING signs all the way up the road.

We were however able to find a spot and shoot some clays.

Killawhale415
04-27-2010, 12:29 PM
I went trap shooting in Sonoma this past Sunday. Not sure if this next weekend will be more trap shooting or another Pine Flat run. Probably depend on how much interest there is.

Next Sunday the 2nd looks like it'll be perfect weather, although the dirt road in from the turnout will likely still be a bit soggy from the rain we're getting now.

Hey where do you shoot trap in Sonoma?

timdps
04-27-2010, 3:10 PM
Test America: The Leader in Environmental Testing

http://www.testamericainc.com/

Can't imagine what the concrete was for unless they were planning on blocking the access road.

BigDogatPlay
04-27-2010, 4:05 PM
Hey where do you shoot trap in Sonoma?

Valley of the Moon Gun Club (http://www.vomtc.org)

Environmental testing might have something to do with the wastewater pipeline that roughly follows parts of the road up to The Geysers where it gets injected into the aquifer.

I think someone up in the Healdsburg area might want to head up the hill and see what they can see.

zinfull
04-29-2010, 11:50 AM
Went up to Pine flats today. Talked to one of the workers and got the low down. They are putting in monitoring wells because there are 2 abandon mercury mines in the area. There will be about 4 wells in the shooting/parking area and a few farther away. The wells when completed will be a (about) 8" dia - 3/8" thick pipe about 3' tall.

I will be surprised if the place will be a shooting area much longer for a couple reasons.
-- They could come back and say the mercury levels are to high for personal heath.
-- But the one that I think will cause it to shut down is one of the wells is in a shooting area and some AH will use it for target practice.

jerry

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk103/zinfull/targetwell.jpg

BigDogatPlay
04-29-2010, 12:36 PM
Thanks for the intel Zinfull.

Monitoring wells on otherwise empty land smells suspiciously of someone wanting to "move" said land. A good deal of the country up there already belongs to the Open Space District. The district gave easement to a huge piece which became the wildlife sanctuary you pass through on the way up. I'm wondering if the Open Space District either already owns this area, or they plan to soon.

That happens and it's screwed for sure.

GillaFunk
04-29-2010, 4:07 PM
Well, this is chitty news to hear.

Damn. I'll have to take a motorbike ride up there and see what it looks like.

zinfull
04-29-2010, 5:19 PM
It was a beautiful drive today, the air was clear and the hills green. The guy said it was under BLM and gave me the guy to contact that controls the area.

jerry

GillaFunk
04-29-2010, 5:29 PM
well, thats that. I guess we need to find somewhere else to shoot

Killawhale415
05-17-2010, 11:06 PM
Went shootin there the last 3 weekends Yee!

highpowermatch
05-18-2010, 9:29 AM
I have a 4x4 pu with winch, willing to help.

GillaFunk
05-18-2010, 10:31 AM
help? what, you got a stuck bullet in your barrel? ;-)

Hey, you wanna ride up there some time and check out this new construction?

danerd
05-20-2010, 7:06 PM
My mom works for Calpine, the company that operates the powerplant. She said there's been sheriffs patrolling in the area where people used to shoot. Has anyone found any other good spots up that way?

Spyder
05-22-2010, 3:26 PM
Any more recent details on this? I'm moving to Healdsburg in three months and was looking forward to getting in on some cleanup/shooting up there...

cadjak
05-22-2010, 5:53 PM
I haven't been on the forum for a while. I just saw this thread. If anyone is going to clean, let me know. Even if it isn't a place to shoot any more, it was shooters that trashed it, and it ought to be some shooters to clean up. I'm just past knee surgery, but I can still help some.

GillaFunk
05-22-2010, 6:54 PM
I'll try to make a ride up there this week and take some more pics to show everyone what were looking at.

Hey Nerd; try to find out what Calpine is doing with the property.

Someone needs to get on Google Earth and find a new spot on BLM land. :43:

JoeFaz
05-28-2010, 2:44 PM
Greetings:
Newbie here, I've been following this thread hoping for more info on the Cal Pine range. Has anyone been up there lately? Is it still open for shooting?
I'm looking for a good place close to the Bay Area (San Rafael). Went up to the "Well Pad" on Boggs Mountain last week. Not bad, a little rough getting in due to huge pot holes filled with water. Not knowing how deep they are, you take a chance going through them. Some previous users had made a path around a few of the holes so I followed their lead. Otherwise, I'd say in drier weather it's doable in a regular truck or high clearance vehicle.
Anyway, hoping someone can clue me in on Cal Pine.
Thanks!

Spyder
06-06-2010, 3:53 PM
Well hell, I was in town yesterday and ran up the hill to see how it looked. Totally blocked off by concreted in steel pipes, with LOTS of "No Shooting" signs everywhere.

GillaFunk
06-06-2010, 5:50 PM
****-TAY

BigDogatPlay
06-07-2010, 8:52 AM
Well thats a bummer......

Baggaratzi
06-25-2010, 1:22 AM
I am in Santa Rosa and would love to go to the next shoot

woodey
07-06-2010, 6:25 PM
I was out there TODAY, looks the the sign just say "Shooting" now some one removed the "NO". There still have been people in there shooting they park alittle farther up & walk in. I think the "no shooting" signs are BS just to scare people. Me & my son shoot at a place a little farther up the roud on the left. When we left we went all the way to the top & there was all kinds of empty shells. There are a few good places at the end of the road to shoot also. I don't think this place may have much life left in it. Shoot my home built AK for the 1st time & it worked perfect.
http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/woodey123/P7210058.jpg

GillaFunk
07-06-2010, 6:33 PM
Imma do some scouting on my dirt bike this summer. if I find anything I'll post it up.

tr1t1um
07-07-2010, 8:01 AM
I wish I had seen this thread a long time ago. Hopefully there is some other place for us soCo shooters besides CircleS and Cobb.

mrgrizzly
07-12-2010, 8:21 AM
unfortunately the one in cobb is most likely going to close soon i was talking to the park guy and he sayed that there going to close it if people dont start cleaning up. a friend and i clean it up on wenday .when i came back up saturday there was a computer monitor cupple fire extinguisher and more junk . we all have to try to keep the places alive

GillaFunk
07-12-2010, 8:25 AM
I can roll up on a weekend and help do a clean up if anyone wants to help out.

tr1t1um
07-12-2010, 8:26 AM
My Camaro wont make it up there.

highpowermatch
07-12-2010, 12:48 PM
I was out there TODAY, looks the the sign just say "Shooting" now some one removed the "NO". There still have been people in there shooting they park alittle farther up & walk in. I think the "no shooting" signs are BS just to scare people. Me & my son shoot at a place a little farther up the roud on the left. When we left we went all the way to the top & there was all kinds of empty shells. There are a few good places at the end of the road to shoot also. I don't think this place may have much life left in it. Shoot my home built AK for the 1st time & it worked perfect.
http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv30/woodey123/P7210058.jpg

Ak looks good woody! should have called Alex and I would have joined you!

BigDogatPlay
07-13-2010, 3:15 PM
unfortunately the one in cobb is most likely going to close soon i was talking to the park guy and he sayed that there going to close it if people dont start cleaning up. a friend and i clean it up on wenday .when i came back up saturday there was a computer monitor cupple fire extinguisher and more junk . we all have to try to keep the places alive

Dog gone it.... and I'm headed out of the country for two weeks this Friday so no help from me.

We've most likely lost Pine Flat Road... so it seems to me that if we want to keep Boggs Mountain open that we need to get a solid and ongoing clean up effort going.

Any Lake County guys looking in here that have a contact at CalFIRE at Boggs? We've got to make sure CalFIRE understands that there is a community of shooters out here who are willing to partner to keep the place clean and open.

Dubious_Beans
07-19-2010, 4:51 PM
We've most likely lost Pine Flat Road... so it seems to me that if we want to keep Boggs Mountain open that we need to get a solid and ongoing clean up effort going.

Well, first of all, THANK YOU to the folks who actually go and clean up places like pine flat. It's nice to know there's still a few folks who care.

But... I think the internet is going to kill MANY shooting areas.

I don't know the real status of Pine Flat. I wasn't aware that there was any BLM land up there. I thought it was ALL private property..
But I know that folks have been shooting there for decades and I used to shoot there occasionally myself many years ago.

But when I used to go it wasn't full of trash. Maybe folks had a little more respect, or maybe the "good guys" who were willing to clean up still outnumbered the "bad guys" who littered.
But I think mostly there just weren't as many people and most of them were fairly local and actually cared a little bit about the area.

But the internet is changing things. Small "local secret" areas where one can go shoot are being posted on internet forums, along with invites for "all to come and shoot at this cool spot". Come on SoCal, Come on Oakland, Come One and All and shoot at this tiny little place up a rural road out of healdsburg...

It attracts a LOT of attention and traffic to a small spot.
More people = more trash.
More people = more drunks, litterers, losers, trouble makers, and unsafe shooters.
More folks from "out of the area" usually means a higher percentage of people who just don't care. Go party, shoot up the place, and leave your trash. Let the locals clean it up, we're going home now.
More people also means more traffic and noise and trash for the people who LIVE along Pine Flat rd.

Yeah, people LIVE out there, and they're sick of listening to your stupid noisy loud exhaust system and your stupid loud music as you blast up the hill, and they are sick of picking up your coors cans and your Mc.D's burger wrappers that you toss out, and they're sick of having all their "No Trespassing" signs shot full of holes. Either have some friggin' manners or go home and irritate your own neighbors.
(sorry, that rant was brought to you by someone who LIVES on a small rural road not totally unlike pine flat and wishes that SOME of you would keep your lazy sloppy ghetto behavior at home)

Neighbors who might have been cool with a few folks going up to shoot once in a while might not be so happy to have the whole freaking world driving by and using it for a shooting gallery. Sooner or later *someone* is going to get irritated and start pressuring the owners of the land, whether it's private or BLM to take some action against it.

A few complaints and few photos of all the trash and the shot up refrigerators and tons of brass and shotgun casings, sent to the right people... local landowners , county inspectors, whoever, and it's all over. (and doesn't it paint a pretty picture about how responsible gun owners are if it gets to the local news?)

I won't be surprised if Pine Flat becomes off-limits for shooting. It's been too well advertised and attracts too much attention now.

I think that folks who have found nice quiet little local places where they can shoot safely and hassle free, would REALLY be smart to STFU and not advertise it to the whole freaking world.

My heartfelt thanks goes out to the folks who help clean up places like pine flat.

But folks who post about little places like pine flat on the internet certainly can't complain when they get trashed or SHUT DOWN. (And thanks a hell of a lot from the rest of the locals who were smart enough not to advertise, but got screwed by the fools who did.)
And when places like pine flat are gone they're gone for good, and there's less and less places all the time.

They are valuable places and it's stupid to tell everyone on the internet where you keep your valuables. Keep it clean and keep it secret, and MAYBE you'll get to keep that favorite rural shooting spot for a few more years, if you're lucky and no one else blows it for you.

sigh....

Adios, Pine Flat..



D.Beans

Dubious_Beans
07-19-2010, 4:56 PM
We've most likely lost Pine Flat Road... so it seems to me that if we want to keep Boggs Mountain open that we need to get a solid and ongoing clean up effort going.

Well, first of all, THANK YOU to the folks who actually go and clean up places like pine flat. It's nice to know there's still a few folks who care.

But... I think the internet is going to kill MANY shooting areas.

I don't know the real status of Pine Flat. I wasn't aware that there was any BLM land up there. I thought it was ALL private property..
But I know that folks have been shooting there for decades and I used to shoot there occasionally myself many years ago.

But when I used to go it wasn't full of trash. Maybe folks had a little more respect, or maybe the "good guys" who were willing to clean up still outnumbered the "bad guys" who littered.
But I think mostly there just weren't as many people and most of them were fairly local and actually cared a little bit about the area.

But the internet is changing things. Small "local secret" areas where one can go shoot are being posted on internet forums, along with invites for "all to come and shoot at this cool spot". Come on SoCal, Come on Oakland, Come One and All and shoot at this tiny little place up a rural road out of healdsburg...

It attracts a LOT of attention and traffic to a small spot.
More people = more trash.
More people = more drunks, litterers, losers, trouble makers, and unsafe shooters.
More folks from "out of the area" usually means a higher percentage of people who just don't care. Go party, shoot up the place, and leave your trash. Let the locals clean it up, we're going home now.
More people also means more traffic and noise and trash for the people who LIVE along Pine Flat rd.

Yeah, people LIVE out there, and they're sick of listening to your stupid noisy loud exhaust system and your stupid loud music as you blast up the hill, and they are sick of picking up your coors cans and your Mc.D's burger wrappers that you toss out, and they're sick of having all their "No Trespassing" signs shot full of holes. Either have some friggin' manners or go home and irritate your own neighbors.
(sorry, that rant was brought to you by someone who LIVES on a small rural road not totally unlike pine flat and wishes that SOME of you would keep your lazy sloppy ghetto behavior at home)

Neighbors who might have been cool with a few folks going up to shoot once in a while might not be so happy to have the whole freaking world driving by and using it for a shooting gallery. Sooner or later *someone* is going to get irritated and start pressuring the owners of the land, whether it's private or BLM to take some action against it.

A few complaints and few photos of all the trash and the shot up refrigerators and tons of brass and shotgun casings, sent to the right people... local landowners , county inspectors, whoever, and it's all over. (and doesn't it paint a pretty picture about how responsible gun owners are if it gets to the local news?)

I won't be surprised if Pine Flat becomes off-limits for shooting. It's been too well advertised and attracts too much attention now.

I think that folks who have found nice quiet little local places where they can shoot safely and hassle free, would REALLY be smart to STFU and not advertise it to the whole freaking world.

My heartfelt thanks goes out to the folks who help clean up places like pine flat.

But folks who post about little places like pine flat on the internet certainly can't complain when they get trashed or SHUT DOWN. (And thanks a hell of a lot from the rest of the locals who were smart enough not to advertise, but got screwed by the fools who did.)
And when places like pine flat are gone they're gone for good, and there's less and less places all the time.

They are valuable places and it's stupid to tell everyone on the internet where you keep your valuables. Keep it clean and keep it secret, and MAYBE you'll get to keep that favorite rural shooting spot for a few more years, if you're lucky and no one else blows it for you.

sigh....

Adios, Pine Flat.



D.Beans

Baggaratzi
10-12-2010, 2:33 AM
Went shooting their on 10-3-2010 with Porn stars Bella Rossi and Rain Degrey.
Video of the action - http://www.vimeo.com/15522771

zfields
10-12-2010, 2:50 AM
Wow, grew up in healdsburg and never knew this spot existed, to bad its thrashed.

Next time we have a crew going up to shoot and clean, count me in. Gotta carpool though, my little rice rocket ride doesnt like dirt roads.

Spyder
11-06-2010, 4:01 PM
Well, I've finally moved to the area...any more word on what's going on up there?

If anyone plans a cleanup/workday/whatever, make sure you pm me. I'm in for it, for sure. And if anyone has contact info for the people in charge, please pm me as well. I'd like to get ahold of them and do some diplomat work!

mrgrizzly
12-02-2010, 7:27 PM
wow i just went up to Cobb and its already trashed again me and 2 other friends just spent 3 hr 2 weeks ago and cleaed the whole place up . there was a couple of fire extinguishers a TV and a dish washer . this time a person left a center console for a truck with there names in it after they shot it im tempted to ship there garbage back to them :mad:

ricochet
12-02-2010, 8:17 PM
wow i just went up to Cobb and its already trashed again me and 2 other friends just spent 3 hr 2 weeks ago and cleaed the whole place up . there was a couple of fire extinguishers a TV and a dish washer . this time a person left a center console for a truck with there names in it after they shot it im tempted to ship there garbage back to them :mad:

In all seriousness, I'll contribute to shipping costs ...

pigman
12-03-2010, 9:13 AM
Maybe just a letter telling them to clean up or they are no longer welcome to shoot there. Or hand it over to the Fire guys and have them deal with it. Maybe an official notice on letter head requesting they no longer use the range would help.

The Fire Guy usually rolls around with trash bags and hand them out to folks shooting, has them clean up whatever is left from others.

Most people clean up, but the few are a Pain.

mike_the_wino
12-30-2010, 9:53 PM
If/ when it dries up a bit I could borrow a 2wd pick up and lend a hand.

AngelZ3R0
12-31-2010, 8:09 AM
see this sucks i never knew about places like this i always have to go to cow mountain or two rock and i don't like two rock. so can you still shoot here or what i am willing to clean my messes and a little of some one else.

Spyder
01-01-2011, 4:25 PM
There is a chunk of BLM land up there. The gate at the end, on the right, is a BLM gate. I just haven't figured out who to talk to about it yet.

Spyder
01-01-2011, 4:29 PM
This time a person left a center console for a truck with there names in it after they shot it im tempted to ship there garbage back to them :mad:
Where is Cobb at?


see this sucks i never knew about places like this i always have to go to cow mountain or two rock and i don't like two rock. so can you still shoot here or what i am willing to clean my messes and a little of some one else.

What and where is Two Rock? I just moved to Sonoma Co., and was planning on using Pine Flat. That's obviously not going to happen anytime soon and am looking for other shooting spots...
ETA: ...I take it two rock is the Circle S ranch range?

BigDogatPlay
01-01-2011, 8:59 PM
Where is Cobb at?

Lake County... more specifically Boggs Mountian State Demonstration Forest. (http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_stateforests_boggsmtn.php)

ETA: ...I take it two rock is the Circle S ranch range?

Yes, it is.

thomashoward
01-03-2011, 6:14 AM
Circle S Ranch Closed Tues,Wed,Holidays
Range master rules for safety
http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii406/thomashoward_photos/Range28-09.jpg
http://i550.photobucket.com/albums/ii406/thomashoward_photos/Range8-09.jpg

AngelZ3R0
01-03-2011, 10:13 AM
yes circle s ranch it cost ten dollars a day per person the range is decent i just do like the management there(not the range officers i guess you would call them there hella cool every time Im there if one has his guns they always let me shoot them) i dont like the owner to much but beside that its cool

AngelZ3R0
01-03-2011, 10:14 AM
I meant don't

highpowermatch
01-03-2011, 11:20 AM
I meant don't

Don't knock the owner too much, he keeps the range open because he knows there are no other places to shoot locally and he is an avid supporter of the 2nd amendment. Its not a money maker and the Marin douche bags make him jump through many hoops to keep it open.

I have met him a couple of times and he was a pretty nice guy.

Did you have a bad experience with him?

GillaFunk
01-03-2011, 12:04 PM
The owner is just really 'intense'. He doesnt provide for a very comfortable recreational environment when he is around. I've seen him YELL at people quite a few times. Sometimes they deserved it, but generally I think he goes overboard. It was pretty intimidating when I went there first few times.

His staff, however, is quite reasonable.

chickenfried
01-03-2011, 12:08 PM
I've always wanted to try out circle s ranch. Can you see the 200 yard and 300 yard targets from prone? Looks like the 100 yard berm might block them.

Killawhale415
01-03-2011, 12:15 PM
I dont think they let you shoot prone at circle s
and if they did you probably wouldnt see the 200 and 300 yard targets

GillaFunk
01-03-2011, 12:29 PM
You can shoot prone, even from the cement benched area. I HATE bench shooting as its totally usless.

Seeing the 200 & 300 is seasonal and lawmower-dependant. rather, if the grass is too high and the owner spends the time to cut it.

mike_the_wino
01-03-2011, 3:43 PM
How is Circle S right now? Got a new spotting scope and I was thinking of trying my hand at some distance but don't really feel like slogging through the mud.

GillaFunk
01-04-2011, 7:41 AM
WHY DO I KEEP POSTING....ugh...

A buddy of mine was out there yesterday, I guess they are closed until the 6th. Holidays and all

pigman
01-06-2011, 2:02 PM
Bring you rubber boots!

AngelZ3R0
01-06-2011, 8:08 PM
Don't knock the owner too much, he keeps the range open because he knows there are no other places to shoot locally and he is an avid supporter of the 2nd amendment. Its not a money maker and the Marin douche bags make him jump through many hoops to keep it open.

I have met him a couple of times and he was a pretty nice guy.

Did you have a bad experience with him?

Yeah like i said i really like the people who actually work it they are cool. But one of my bad/weird experience was literally he yelled someone for touching there gun when they where checking guns for people to go down range perfectly fine that's the rules. every one goes down range except me and a few other people. he actually picks up his .22 revolver and starts showing some one WHILE PEOPLE ARE DOWN RANGE. THEN HE AIMS IT DOWN RANGE.given he aimed it the pistol berm people where out beyond the berm his workers started to yell at him that people where down range put the pistol down. he looks at him like only other people have to follow the safety rules. i don't know how you feel about that but if i would have been down range i would have been F***ing pissed about him touching a gun.

BigDogatPlay
01-06-2011, 9:49 PM
Bring you rubber boots! Santa Rosa Shoes has them made in USA $19 non-steal toe

+1... it's gonna be very soggy out there for a while, especially since it's probably going to start raining again next week. Been so cold the ground around Petaluma isn't drying out at all.

SDgarrick
03-04-2011, 1:04 PM
What's the news?
I've been lurking this thread. Going to head out myself on the KLR. Will let you all know how it looks.

Edit: Apologize for the necro post. I felt this info might be pertinent to some.

GillaFunk
03-04-2011, 1:05 PM
let me know when you do. I'll follow you up on my DR650

Killawhale415
03-04-2011, 1:14 PM
Luck be with you, I havent been up there for months.
Last time I was up someone had cut the locks to the gate, didnt shoot at that spot tho.

odysseus
03-04-2011, 1:14 PM
Don't knock the owner too much, he keeps the range open because he knows there are no other places to shoot locally and he is an avid supporter of the 2nd amendment. Its not a money maker and the Marin douche bags make him jump through many hoops to keep it open.

Agreed. Seriously, who is going to take his place if he bowed out? I know he is not making real money. A lot of people in this sport can be abrasive, one thing is they need someone they trust to let them know where they are bumping heads.

GillaFunk
03-04-2011, 5:42 PM
What's the news?
I've been lurking this thread. Going to head out myself on the KLR. Will let you all know how it looks.

Edit: Apologize for the necro post. I felt this info might be pertinent to some.

BTW...are you talking Piine Flat or Cirlcle S?

Killawhale415
03-04-2011, 6:28 PM
Headin to circle s tomorrow

JoeFaz
03-05-2011, 8:42 AM
The owner is just really 'intense'. He doesnt provide for a very comfortable recreational environment when he is around. I've seen him YELL at people quite a few times. Sometimes they deserved it, but generally I think he goes overboard. It was pretty intimidating when I went there first few times.

His staff, however, is quite reasonable.

I agree with the "intense" aspect, but I'm not sure which one is the owner. There is a young guy out there who likes to yell, too. I was posting a target on the 100 yard line once on their rather rickety stands which are usually overly packed with old targets, and he starts yelling something to someone. None of us could hear him or had any idea who he was directing it to. When I get back he says, "hey, why do you want to mess up my targets". I said, "WHAT"? He says something about sticking a target to close to the crosspost, and I tell him that the crosspost was falling off and I was trying to fix the GD thing. He says, "oh", and walks off. Kind of a jackass. But I DO agree and understand that they have a difficult time keeping the place open, and one of the reasons I was told they can't fix anything up is because the county demands permits for ANYTHING and they will not issue any, so when it finally falls apart the county will condemn it and shut them down. So he does what he can to keep it open and in the face of the Marin gun-haters. In that regard, I'll put up with a bit of jackassiness! :rolleyes:

SDgarrick
03-05-2011, 10:54 AM
BTW...are you talking Piine Flat or Cirlcle S?

I'm talking Pine flat. I couldn't make it out there yesterday, but I've got some time this week. Would be fun to do a Calguns Dual Sport ride, find our own spot.

paco ramirez
03-15-2011, 5:00 PM
Does anyone have a Google Earth/Maps view, or coordinates, of the main shooting area at Cobb Mtn?

highpowermatch
03-15-2011, 5:36 PM
Does anyone have a Google Earth/Maps view, or coordinates, of the main shooting area at Cobb Mtn?

Here is the BLM link.

http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ukiah/cowmtn.html

BigDogatPlay
03-15-2011, 9:09 PM
Does anyone have a Google Earth/Maps view, or coordinates, of the main shooting area at Cobb Mtn?

Near Cobb Mountian... that would be Boggs State Demonstration Forest, managed by Cal Fire. On 175 between Middletown and Kelseyville in Lake County. Site below has links to both locator and site maps.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_stateforests_boggsmtn.php

The BLM link in the post above is for Cow Mountain, east of Ukiah.

highpowermatch
03-15-2011, 9:48 PM
Near Cobb Mountian... that would be Boggs State Demonstration Forest, managed by Cal Fire. On 175 between Middletown and Kelseyville in Lake County. Site below has links to both locator and site maps.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_stateforests_boggsmtn.php

The BLM link in the post above is for Cow Mountain, east of Ukiah.

Damn, could of sworn I read cow. Thanks for the correction.

NapaCountyShooter
03-30-2011, 5:51 AM
Last time I went to Boggs a CalFire guy came up to me and suggested I join the Konocti gun club. He said they were trying to shut the range down because people shoot the trees and kill them and shoot way uphill at an angle that would make it easy for bullets to clear the hill. I've also noticed that the cleanliness has gone downhill. Hope this place stays open as it's pretty much my regular shooting spot.

Sonic_mike
03-31-2011, 5:00 PM
Maybe we can get a calguns north bay gtg at circle s or headlsburg this spring?

zfields
03-31-2011, 9:37 PM
id be down! my last spring in CA : )

mike_the_wino
04-01-2011, 3:57 PM
If I am free, I am up for it. Nasty weather has kept me, my toys and my new spotting scope inside.

Well not the spotting scope so much. But looking at birds ain't much fun.

Mikeb
04-01-2011, 4:01 PM
If I can shoot my swivel gun I'm up for it...
Mike

BigDogatPlay
04-03-2011, 3:31 PM
I'd be up for a northbay Shoot n Que at Circle S.

woodey
04-03-2011, 7:30 PM
I'm down if I'm able

Dirmer3
04-07-2011, 10:13 AM
Count me in, too!

highpowermatch
04-07-2011, 10:56 AM
I would love to join in and meet some of you guys. Is circle s the only option on the table?

Spyder
04-07-2011, 3:54 PM
I'd be in!!

beenawhile
04-07-2011, 6:58 PM
I think that would be fun. My schedule changes every 4 weeks though and the only day I always have off is sunday. I would definitley do anything I could to make it though.

beenawhile
04-07-2011, 7:01 PM
As far as circle s being the only option on the table, it would be nice to do it somewhere a little less regulated

highpowermatch
04-07-2011, 8:14 PM
As far as circle s being the only option on the table, it would be nice to do it somewhere a little less regulated

Does anyone know of private property where we could get permission to hold this?

odysseus
04-07-2011, 11:57 PM
I am here lurking in the thread, up north of the bay too.

Spyder
04-08-2011, 6:08 PM
Isn't circle S closed on Tuesdays or something like that? I wonder if they'd be willing to open up for a fee, paid by us, on that normally closed day, with more lax rules?

Anybody know the guy that owns it, or the folks that work there? I've only driven past, never stopped or shot there.

Dirmer3
04-12-2011, 4:29 PM
As far as circle s being the only option on the table, it would be nice to do it somewhere a little less regulated

I agree, I've never been much of a fan of regulated ranges like that. What's the deal with Pine Flat rd? Is there not another place around that area we can go?

timdps
04-12-2011, 7:49 PM
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Pretty sure those are LE only days.

Isn't circle S closed on Tuesdays or something like that? I wonder if they'd be willing to open up for a fee, paid by us, on that normally closed day, with more lax rules?

Anybody know the guy that owns it, or the folks that work there? I've only driven past, never stopped or shot there.

SDgarrick
04-15-2011, 12:22 PM
Any more word on Pine flat road and if it actually is BLM, hate to get popped for being out there, but it's clearly well used. Going to head out on Monday morning, any dual sport riders wanna tag along? I'll look for some semblance of a sign with any info or phone #'s posted.

Spyder
04-15-2011, 9:50 PM
I was up there yesterday. No phone numbers posted. There are "No Shooting" signs posted that people tore the "No" portion off of.

I'd stay clear of the fenced and gated portion and go all the way to the top, or that dirt road almost at the top that goes out past the power line tower.

And pack out more than you take in, as there's WAY too much trash still up there. I've run into the local DFG guy up there and he was very pro-shooting and pro-2A, but mentioned that littering and trash was a big problem.

SDgarrick
04-16-2011, 6:16 PM
Thanks for the info spyder, you said you spoke with a DFG guy. Did he say explicitly that we are not allowed to shoot up there? Also, tell me more about the dirt roads and powerlines and such, roads aren't a problem for me, I'm mostly just worried about discharging firearms in a prohibited area.

Spyder
04-16-2011, 9:15 PM
I don't know where the road goes, I just parked under the power lines. As far as I can figure out, the land at the top, behind the gate on the right, is BLM land. Double check your maps, or online, to be sure.

The gate in the middle and on the left are definitely private land owned by CalPine. I need to find a good BLM map, with GPS coordinates would be nice.

ritter
05-25-2011, 10:54 AM
According to this online map, the Pine Flat location is within BLM land.
Open the link: http://www.geocommunicator.gov/blmMap/Map.jsp?MAP=LAND

Use the Lat/Long icon and copy in: 38.753696, -122.768644, as provided earlier in the thread.

Looks like a fair bit of BLM land out there but not sure how to verify where you are as I don't have a GIS. Any takers want to stake out a known BLM area?

mwc
05-30-2011, 12:56 PM
I live a few miles from here, was up in Ukiah a week or so ago and stopped by the BLM office for a map. There's a ton on BLM land out Pine Flat Rd, that whole area near the pond, and bunch of land past the gates at the end of the road.

I went up there to the shooting area by the pond twice since I got the map, and the second time we had a truck show up, park by our car, then a guy came over to the shooting area to warn us that we shouldn't be there, and to let us know where he'll be shooting so were not shooting at him and his buddy. He said the spot down the hill they were going doesn't allow shooting either, but anywhere past the gate (not sure which of the 3) at the end is ok. We left a minute later.

I called the BLM office a few days later to really be sure, and talked to a lady who said if I want to go target shooting I need to go all the way to Cow Mountain, which ends up a 100+ mile round trip for me. She said 'CalPine opens one of those 3 gates during deer rifle season but it's not for target shooting'. I was a bit disappointed and surprised at this, as I was under the impression if it's BLM land and you're the legal distance from the road and any houses, either hunting or target shooting is permitted as long as you only use paper targets and you carry out any trash you brought in. Any time I asked for more details or explanation she was quick to tell me "I can forward you to law enforcement" which I chose not to do. I guess it'd be good to give a call to the SoCo Sheriff and ask their opinion, I'm guessing it'll be something along the lines of saying to call BLM.

Rocket Man
05-30-2011, 11:05 PM
Yeah like i said i really like the people who actually work it they are cool. But one of my bad/weird experience was literally he yelled someone for touching there gun when they where checking guns for people to go down range perfectly fine that's the rules. every one goes down range except me and a few other people. he actually picks up his .22 revolver and starts showing some one WHILE PEOPLE ARE DOWN RANGE. THEN HE AIMS IT DOWN RANGE.given he aimed it the pistol berm people where out beyond the berm his workers started to yell at him that people where down range put the pistol down. he looks at him like only other people have to follow the safety rules. i don't know how you feel about that but if i would have been down range i would have been F***ing pissed about him touching a gun.

My fun experience with Circle S was placing targets down range and hearing the Range Master yell "line is hot" :eek::eek::eek: WTF!!!! he can't see a 200# guy standing down range!!!!! :confused:

I started running towards the side & shooters were yelling "NO SHOOTING man down range"

Will I still shoot there? yes because thats the only place close.....but when I do I'll be the first guy out setting targets and damn straight I'll be the first guy back!

bravosd6
07-10-2011, 7:02 PM
Any up dates? This place looks cool. Seems like im about 2 years late though..

GillaFunk
07-10-2011, 8:45 PM
It happens.

BTW, your "WTF: Stupid B Itch" video is OUTSTANDING. Good find :thumbsup:

P220forever
07-14-2011, 6:56 PM
I've been shooting at Circle S since the mid-80's. Never had a problem except for getting yelled at for rapid fire. The owners dad was cool. He used to come down from the house on his quad with a box of kittens and try to find them homes. He was really up there in years last time I saw him, maybe 10 years ago. I imagine he's passed on.
The worst thing about Circle S is the wind. It can really blow through there depending on the time of day. I always try to get there between 8 & 9 before the wind starts kicking up.

pigman
09-05-2011, 5:54 PM
First Spot is CLOSED with Heavy Equipment there now.. not sure what but it listed Ukhia BLM office on the sign...

pigman
09-05-2011, 6:11 PM
Both company's list "range development" as a skill... maybe a new range?

If you cant see the pics, right click on them.

454CA
09-05-2011, 9:58 PM
The range development, likely means cattle range (clearing land, planting fields). I think we may get more results either petitioning BLM to open up an area for target shooting or by getting permission from calpine (some residents get to use the land leased by calpine to hunt). A clean up is always a good idea.The restoration project could be related to the old mercury mines, the Contact mine and Sonoma Mercury Mine, located in the area on BLM land. Might be extralegal to shoot there, some people do it anyways and everyone they come in contact with seems okay with it, so far.

pigman
09-06-2011, 11:26 AM
I contacted the Ukhia office, told me it sounds like a mine clean up, so when they are done, maybe back to shooting? Looks like they made it easier to access with the clean up, hope the gate goes way though.....

BigDogatPlay
09-06-2011, 11:45 AM
Found the docs related to the project.... here. (http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/ukiah/contact_sonoma_mines.html) From the main doc comes the following:

2.6 Surrounding Land Use and Populations
The nearest city to the Site is Healdsburg, approximately 11 miles southwest.
Healdsburg has a population of approximately 11,000. There are several thermal
spring resorts within 5 to 10 miles northwest of the Site. The Site is bordered by
several mines, including the Socrates Mine to the north and Crystal Mine to the
west. Neither of these mines is currently in operation. There is no evidence that
any mining or processing activities have taken place since the mid 1900s. The
primary land use in the immediate vicinity of the Site is recreation. Spent shells,
aluminum cans, and makeshift targets located at the Sonoma Mine indicate the
area is used for target shooting.

The entire area on the slope at the old shooting site does appear to be in BLM control going by their mapping. A site map of the shooting area is on page 3-6 of the Contact document.

I have a hunch we'd have to gather up and ask BLM if we can go back to shooting there once the project is done. Might also be worthwhile to inquire on potential hunting opportunity there for those of that persuasion.

dvough3
06-21-2012, 7:36 AM
I was just at the old site and it all gone and under construction. It looks like there making a vineyard.

BomarFab
06-27-2012, 8:20 AM
I met someone camping that said he shoots out there regularly. Is all of it pretty much off limits now? It would be nice if there was something, its pretty close to me.

Spyder
07-01-2012, 9:43 AM
I go up their once in a while to peek around. The BLM has put up no shooting signs on all of it. During deer season, it is heavily hunted, and I see quail hunters once in a while. The folks that shoot out there now are probably going to get run off if they get contacted by LEO now, as BLM has made it clear they don't want target shooting up there. I'd still be interested in getting together a group of people to talk to BLM about a regular volunteer cleanup to keep it open for shooting.

zinfull
07-01-2012, 12:36 PM
You should not waste your time about Pine Flay anymore. They gave the land away to a private conservatory group so no more BLM land.

jerry

Spyder
07-01-2012, 7:39 PM
The old shooting spot has changed hands but the area behind the gate at the top, which leads out to Moon Rock when it's open, is still BLM.

BomarFab
07-03-2012, 8:29 AM
I would be willing to clean up if it where not a lost cause, but sounds like it is. Its less than 30 minutes from my house, and sounds like a fun drive in the S4.

Spyder
12-29-2012, 3:56 PM
I'm working on something on this, and it is VERY promising. PM me if you're interested in helping. Also going to mention it in the 707 Banter thread.

Porter707
01-15-2013, 6:39 PM
I've been hearing rumors that a actual range may be in the works past the gates up there in the foreseeable future?

Any information regarding to this?

Spyder
01-15-2013, 7:32 PM
You coming to pizza and beer tomorrow? I'll give all KINDS of interesting details. :D

Porter707
01-16-2013, 10:12 AM
Yup I'll be there Spyder.

REDPATCHUSMC
01-30-2013, 11:24 AM
Update for those that do not read the 707 Banter thread... ( Why on Earth wouldn't you?)

ALRIGHT FOLKS... 2/2/13 9:30 AM AT BIG JOHN'S MARKET, ON THE CORNER OF DRY CREEK ROAD AND HEALDSBURG AVE., IN HEALDSBURG.

That'll be the meeting place, and we can head up the hill from there. Bring trash bags, a rake, maybe a shovel or two, and some cash to help pay for dump fees. THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE that in the future, I can get dump fees covered by a variety of organizations, grants, and agreements with state and federal agencies.

I'll throw a bunch of drinks in an ice chest. Make sure to bring a sack lunch of some kind since I don't think we got the BBQ thing figured out. I'll have a bunch of good info for everyone during lunch that I got from BLM today, and we can plan future events.

Bring a camera, so we can get before and after photos too. The BLM Ranger is way excited about the whole thing, and wants to put it in their newsletter for some local recognition. He also asked if we wanted to put it in the local SR paper for some publicity, but figured I'd talk to you guys about that first and get a concensus.
I told him that we may not want to do that, to keep "undesirables" from finding out the spot, and turning it in to a trash dump again.

There are people who live up there too, so please be respectful of their homes, driveways, and privacy.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFO!!!
I'lll have a pretty decent first aid kit, just in case. Make sure you bring any medicines you may need :oji:. No drinking booze, no drugs. It's a long narrow winding road and I don't want anyone driving off of it.

IT'S A VERY POPULAR ROAD FOR BIKES. No matter how you feel about road bikes, be very careful to not run them over. There's usually quite a few of them, and there are LOTS of narrow spots at blind corners, and they're often coming down the hill at high speeds. The last thing we want is for our first big semi-organized event to be a catastrophe.

Besides that, let's go get some work done, have fun, and keep public lands public! See ya'll Saturday morning.

glock_monster
02-07-2013, 6:51 AM
Were is this place located exactly?

toma17
02-23-2013, 9:19 AM
Hi, can I join you the next time you are planning a clean up?

AngelZ3R0
02-23-2013, 12:22 PM
never been to Pine Flat Road I see it on google maps but where does everyone actually shoot at. ie location(end of road, past end of road,left, right, longitude and latitude )

FreshPrinceofRP
02-23-2013, 6:14 PM
The very end of the road. When you see a big rusted gate and a lot of brass/shells on the ground you've hit the end.

Top Shotta HiFi
03-23-2013, 7:59 AM
At the last Pine Flats range cleanup day there was talk of another cleanup day in late March. It's now getting to be late March, anyone else up for a next cleanup?

beenawhile
03-23-2013, 3:22 PM
The 30th is the next cleanup

Oneaudiopro
03-23-2013, 3:51 PM
I am not too far and might be up for that, one question though is being sure about what this land is? Is it for sure BLM?

Ditto this!

EMPTYITOUT
03-23-2013, 4:40 PM
Great thread. Excited to help out in the future. Gotta look up this potential indoor tang towards Oakmont that was mentioned. I could walk there from my house.

Spyder
03-23-2013, 6:31 PM
Not really sure on the time, but this next Saturday, March 30th, will be the next cleanup. If you don't meet us at the bottom, just get up there around 1030 or 11 and we'll be there.

I went up today and it's looking pretty good. Those engine blocks are still at the bottom of the hill and we'll winch them out, and we'll clean up a few other spots a little further down the road, which are NOT legal shooting spots, but people have abused them anyway.

And as before, bring some toys to shoot after we're done cleaning!

There's a decent chance that BLM is going to be bringing up a dumpster to throw all the trash in. CA Fish and Wildlife and BLM with both have LEO up there to help get their hands dirty with us too, and from the ones I've met they're pretty good guys, very pro gun, and don't have any interest in hassling anyone over their out-of-the-ordinary guns...other than wanting to shoot them!

Top Shotta HiFi
03-25-2013, 9:25 PM
Thanks for the heads up - Ill be up there on Saturday to help with the cleanup and do some shootin.

CarpeDiem601
03-27-2013, 5:41 PM
Hello All,

I just found this thread. I'm actually moving to Healdsburg in about a month and I was researching places to shoot. I'd be happy to meet with you to clean and shoot. Feel free to PM me or post details on this thread - I will be following.

Thanks!
Nick

gblacksmith
03-31-2013, 7:22 PM
I'm in the bay area and would drive up to help clean..I just need to know the directions....isn't there a Pine Flat Road sign?

Michael Collard
04-06-2013, 8:22 AM
Most of the posts about Pine Flat rd. in Healdsburg are pretty old. Does anybody know if you can still target shoot there? Any directions on how to get there?

Thanks,
Mike

zinfull
04-06-2013, 9:24 AM
The area to shoot is at the very end of pine flats road. Behind The big iron pole gate about 200 ft there is an area that you can shoot. It is best for pistol as it is not very long. It is a long curving narrow road so take your time and enjoy the views.
From Redwood Hwy outside Healdsburg You take Alexander Valley Rd to Hwy 128 keep going straight pass Jim Town you come to a hard right in 128 but you need to go straight . You are now on pine flat road keep going straight and It will take about 30 minutes to reach the top.

NorCalXJ
04-06-2013, 10:23 AM
I didn't know this place existed. Will have to check out.

ReferJohn
04-06-2013, 1:22 PM
If you go, please clean up after yourselves, all brass except .22, i have not shot up there yet, but seen a mess that was later cleaned up by fellow CG'ers during a GTG clean and shoot

NorCalXJ
04-06-2013, 1:36 PM
If you go, please clean up after yourselves, all brass except .22, i have not shot up there yet, but seen a mess that was later cleaned up by fellow CG'ers during a GTG clean and shoot

I love picking up others brass,and sometimes people leave their nickel.LOL

PrimerDust360
04-22-2013, 2:22 PM
I had no idea the place existed until a buddy of mine told me about it yesterday. I'm in for a cleanup trip.

Baylife707
04-24-2013, 9:57 PM
I up for a clean up too I got a truck to pull a load out someone pm me with a date and time I'm ready...

Baylife707
04-29-2013, 7:46 PM
Well I went up their, I'm not sure but I think I went to far. Could not find it way to far out there better off just going to cow mountain!!