February 25, 2006
Big Morongo Shut Off?
I was quite surprised this morning when I drove along Indian going toward Route 62. A chain link fence has magically appeared, stretching all the way from the curve to Route 62. That must be about 2 miles, maybe more. It completely blocks all access to the lower end of Big Morongo Canyon! This is in preparation for real estate development. There are locked gates on the roads that are there, including the road to Big Morongo, but that doesn't do us any good in getting access to the canyon...unless we've got a bolt cutter.
This is the result of the fact that the city has been dragging its bureaucratic feet in putting together a code that will define where and how developers must maintain public access to the public lands in the Little San Bernardino Hills.