Thursday, January 10, 2008

Arnold might close some State Parks

Under a proposed budget plan, the California Governor will close 48 state parks out of 278 existing parks. The plan would close two major hiking areas in the Bay Area including Henry W. Coe State Park and Portola-Redwood State Park.

While I have not hiked Henry Coe yet...it does seem to be a favorite hiking park for many.

Portola-Redwood State park is one of my favorites, given how truly "remote" it is -- even though its a short drive from the Peninsula or the South Bay. It provides a number of hikes including one long remote 13-mile hike that I did last year.

For a map and list of the proposed closures, click here

More coverage of the proposed park closings:
SFGate.com
LATimes.com

1 comment:

Brad said...

This is a major bummer. We covered this at Weekend Sherpa too. Here's our article http://www.weekendsherpa.com/archives/newsletter/73/california.state.park.closures Keep the parks alive!