Posted by Last Chance Rand on October 21, 2003 at 17:58:49:
In Reply to: Re: Maps posted by Zionista on October 21, 2003 at 16:21:05:
Agreed that some routes of travel are not present on Harrison maps. However, some of these missing routes are "arguably" closed because they are not signed "open" by DVNP.
If you are caught by a DVNP ranger on a route that is not signed open, not signed closed, and not present on the AAA map, you can still receive a ticket! For example, there is a plain and clear route, present on topos, extending north from Gold Hill's Silver Bullet mine toward head of Six Spr. Cyn. Although this route is not signed open or closed, you will receive a ticket if caught driving on it. In fact, theoretically, the entire right fork to Gold Hill from intersection with Arrastra Spr. road, is "closed" despite being regularly traveled. There are many grey areas like this in the Park.
Please, I'm not trying to open a can of worms about whether it is right or wrong to issue tickets in this manner. Rather, I am trying to demonstrate that some of the more conservative maps of DVNP will help those who are unfamiliar with the area in staying out of trouble with the Rangers.
Please note that just because one has a map that shows a route in DVNP, unless it is an official DVNP map, it does not mean that that route is legally open to vehicular travel.