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Dellinger
07-30-2012, 5:48 PM
Wow, this place is tore-up! Every regular spot is full of brass and shotshells never mind vaccumes, car parts, you name it.
I would like some area shooters to help me out. Rakes and shovels are better than signs and bans.

Tyson
07-30-2012, 6:03 PM
I might be avaliable to help out, have pick up, tools, ect.

Dellinger
07-31-2012, 7:48 PM
Nice, I would hate to hear about how shooters are destroying National Forests on the news. Hopefully we can get a few more hands so it will go quicker and get some trigger time too. Is Aug 11th good for you?

hammerhands32
07-31-2012, 9:34 PM
I will see about being there. I have not been up there lately, is Skeeters still open?

XVIga_Rob
07-31-2012, 10:45 PM
I would love to help. However, I will be in Clear Lake with the family that weekend (last chance for family vacation, before D3~5 bow season begins). ;)

Tyson
08-02-2012, 6:19 PM
I have to back out, sorry you guys. I didnt check with the sarg. before trying to

get my weekend leave ;)

Dellinger
08-02-2012, 8:45 PM
Thanks, I'm still going up. I have to get ready for a Front Sight trip.

Rigma
08-02-2012, 11:45 PM
Unfortunately that weekend is bad for me. So if the date floats to something different, please send me a pm and I will make the time.

Dellinger
08-08-2012, 12:00 PM
I will have to bump the date myself. Work is picking up and mandatory Saturdays are back. I will repost the next date.

ElDub1950
08-13-2012, 6:33 PM
Newbie here .. I'll watch for updates. I don't know where that place is. Do you have GPS coords? or directions? I'll check it out.

supra
08-27-2012, 8:56 PM
Did this area ever get cleaned up? Never been there but live in the Sacramento area and would be happy to help if I can.

XVIga_Rob
08-27-2012, 10:14 PM
Have not heard anything either. I don't normally travel up Hwy50, too often, but would be willing to help and possibly get in some plinking afterwards. ;)

Dellinger
08-27-2012, 10:43 PM
I plan on going up to get some range time. I am unsure of the coordinates but will get them this weekend. Plan on the following Saturday the 8th for the clean up. I will have more info about exact location Sat night, stay tuned. This is a great spot to shoot so stock up on ammo!

Dellinger
09-02-2012, 8:42 PM
Unknown coordinates.
Directions are as follows:

1)Highway US 50 exit #60 Sly Park
Right off exit on Sly Park Rd.

2)Take left on (Mormon Emigrant Trail - Silver Lake Rd.)

Drive over dam and continue down road and you will see a few streets on the (R) like Ferrari Mill Rd and Bonetti Rd. Keep on going...

Go by Capps Crossing Rd and pass the next road, Bryants which is where the forestry info bill board is.

Pass the next closed forest entrance gate on the (R) at the top of the hill.

3)Turn into the next (R). It is an unmarked dirt road at the bottom of hill with a large opening. I will leave a sign saying Calguns.

Follow the unmarked road to the top of the hill, you will get to a flat dirt area with lots of shooting spots, I'll be in the Xtera at the range to the (L).

This is a popular spot. The landmark is an old dead white tree about 130 yards off to the (L) in the hill side.
I'll be there 12:00 noon.

Dellinger
09-06-2012, 5:02 PM
Work emergency has come up again. I have to cancel the clean up. I will start a new thread when the opportunity rises again...

pyromensch
11-01-2012, 10:14 PM
does it look like this?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=177324&stc=1&d=1351833197

been there once, in mar 2011

curtru
11-09-2012, 10:48 PM
So anyone been up there for a clean up.

supra
11-12-2012, 8:22 AM
I would be willing to help if someone can get it organized.

XVIga_Rob
11-13-2012, 8:34 PM
I would be willing to help if someone can get it organized.

I'll 2nd that. Just need a little bit of lead time, this time of year.

MTDohnansky
11-28-2012, 9:42 PM
Problem with setting up a clean up date (Especially this late in the season) is that the Forest Service closes that road in Winter.. so unless you have keys for the gate, we won't get far unfortunately, Though I live all the way up in Tahoe so to get down there to check if it's open is a bit of a drive for me... But count me in, just post a date and time and I'll be there.

Thunder
12-04-2012, 10:16 AM
Subscribed to thread.
I'm another willing body to help, weekends are best any weather not a problem.

d34Rogue
12-20-2012, 11:12 AM
Has anybody checked if this is still open? I was thinking of trying to find this place this weekend. Never been there, but as I live just down the road I figure I should figure out where it is.

jmpeal
12-30-2012, 5:44 PM
was open a few weekends ago. some snow on the ground. Trail was pretty wet/big puddles/mud but still made it in a truck.

thashane
01-02-2013, 9:40 PM
I will check it out next time I go by that way with time. We should have two weeks of no rain coming up.

Anyone thought about contacting the FS to organize an entry for cleanup? Or is it private land?

Loopwell
01-18-2013, 1:31 AM
This was one of my favorite places to shoot for the longest time, I still love it. I will look into getting other members here too to clean up.

retep66
01-20-2013, 1:09 PM
Please post any plans. I have a pickup and I can bring my son to help.

fusionstar
01-22-2013, 6:27 PM
I went 2 months ago when there was light snow and could not find this spot. The directions were a little vague. So we just went down another dirt road and found a nice berm, shot for a few hours and picked up our brass and targets. Any point in google maps that makes it easier to navigate to?


Unknown coordinates.
Directions are as follows:

1)Highway US 50 exit #60 Sly Park
Right off exit on Sly Park Rd.

2)Take left on (Mormon Emigrant Trail - Silver Lake Rd.)

Drive over dam and continue down road and you will see a few streets on the (R) like Ferrari Mill Rd and Bonetti Rd. Keep on going...

Go by Capps Crossing Rd and pass the next road, Bryants which is where the forestry info bill board is.

Pass the next closed forest entrance gate on the (R) at the top of the hill.

3)Turn into the next (R). It is an unmarked dirt road at the bottom of hill with a large opening. I will leave a sign saying Calguns.

Follow the unmarked road to the top of the hill, you will get to a flat dirt area with lots of shooting spots, I'll be in the Xtera at the range to the (L).

This is a popular spot. The landmark is an old dead white tree about 130 yards off to the (L) in the hill side.
I'll be there 12:00 noon.

thashane
01-25-2013, 9:11 PM
I will check it out next time I go by that way with time. We should have two weeks of no rain coming up.

Anyone thought about contacting the FS to organize an entry for cleanup? Or is it private land?

I still have not been out that way, it's too bad that people always leave all of their trash. I saw a spot last week that had 4 tv's in it. But that seems to be the way it works, the responsible cleaning up the mess of the irresponsible. I remember when I worked down in Santa Barbara close to the glass factory, if it wasn't for volunteer cleanups, that place would've been shut down on the first wild fire it started.

kabah
03-31-2013, 11:59 PM
I was up here recently. This area needs attention.

Seniex
04-04-2013, 11:12 AM
I was up their this last weekend and there were shells and trash every where. Im up for going through and cleaning it up.

bandit610
04-04-2013, 11:21 AM
How are the roads?

skohl
04-14-2013, 6:08 PM
If anything is planned, please count me in.

DerekAztec
04-16-2013, 9:45 AM
Hey guyes new to calguns and would like to go shooting and help clean up as well in el Dorado forest I used to ride my cr 250 of morman emigreant trail Nice place whin clean! If any one has plans in the weakend after this one count me in :)

BonnieB
04-16-2013, 11:28 AM
Please cross post this in the Sacramento Chapter forum and contact Lazyme, a Sac C3, for support.

mike kays
06-04-2013, 4:38 PM
Unknown coordinates.
Directions are as follows:

1)Highway US 50 exit #60 Sly Park
Right off exit on Sly Park Rd.

2)Take left on (Mormon Emigrant Trail - Silver Lake Rd.)

Drive over dam and continue down road and you will see a few streets on the (R) like Ferrari Mill Rd and Bonetti Rd. Keep on going...

Go by Capps Crossing Rd and pass the next road, Bryants which is where the forestry info bill board is.

Pass the next closed forest entrance gate on the (R) at the top of the hill.

3)Turn into the next (R). It is an unmarked dirt road at the bottom of hill with a large opening. I will leave a sign saying Calguns.

Follow the unmarked road to the top of the hill, you will get to a flat dirt area with lots of shooting spots, I'll be in the Xtera at the range to the (L).

This is a popular spot. The landmark is an old dead white tree about 130 yards off to the (L) in the hill side.
I'll be there 12:00 noon.

are these instructions to shooting areas for Bonetti RD?? A freind and I are going tomorrow to check it out and shoot a bit..taking garbage bags.

mike kays
06-05-2013, 7:57 PM
went up to Bonetti RD..found the areas on Bonetti Road, but also tried to follow your directions passed Bonetti Rd..found Bryants but did not find the DOF Information signage..oh well first time up to Bonetti Rd, it was awesome to shoot in such a nice area..lots of empty casings laying around..but besides busted clays, did not see any litter to speak of..noone up there..going back..sun was so hot had to move into the shade..excellent day of shooting.

magnusson
06-06-2013, 7:46 PM
I always thought of bonneti being about 2 miles on mormon emmigrant off of sly park on the right after the Forest service info sign(their is red spray paint on the asphault at the moment), no where near north/south road like the directions above, ive been shootin their for 10 years, im down for a clean up but it wasnt really that bad last weekend. Ill have to check out the spot up by capps crossing. I've never seen that picture posted above, interesting!

mike kays
06-07-2013, 8:59 AM
I always thought of bonneti being about 2 miles on mormon emmigrant off of sly park on the right after the Forest service info sign(their is red spray paint on the asphault at the moment), no where near north/south road like the directions above, ive been shootin their for 10 years, im down for a clean up but it wasnt really that bad last weekend. Ill have to check out the spot up by capps crossing. I've never seen that picture posted above, interesting!

I believe the directions above is for another shooting site passed Bonetti Rd..

rayrayz
06-29-2013, 11:31 PM
does it look like this?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=177324&stc=1&d=1351833197

been there once, in mar 2011

I think I have been there once or twice last year. good spot. last time I was up there it started to snow a little.

Pmoore87
07-01-2013, 11:28 AM
Hey guys I can help out a little bit. Wife and I have been hauling out a few trash bags each time we go. I am physically disabled so I will not be as able bodied as the next guy but still wanna do my part as a Calgunner and El Dorado County native. Gonna take a rake next time though, i think that will get a lot more done than a cripple bending over the whole time lol. I can't believe these people just leave all this good brass too. And the trash just infuriates me:mad:. Let me know when were going up next please
Preston

mike kays
07-01-2013, 11:48 AM
can someone tell me where the shooting sight is thats passed Bonetti? I've been down Bonetti once and shot at a place maybe mile down the road on left..the picture above was not this place?

Hispanic_Hercules
07-02-2013, 9:38 PM
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