Originally Posted by jkodadek
There is zero chance that these things will keep people off the Lochsa.
Most of the pullouts are way too small for these things. Fish Creek (the put in) is also not among the closed pullouts, at least as far as I have seen.
Don't get me wrong, I am seriously opposed to the whole thing, but making shit up is stupid, unhelpful, and counterproductive.
also: I am pretty sure I coined the whole "Missoula is the best boating town in North Idaho" thing.
I think you have a bit of learning to do. Granted, my titled was to encourage people to read the post, but also to convey the seriousness of the impact of the future hauls.
Maybe if you read the news, you'd see what is easily found by anyone. I'll be posting more information as my review of Exxon's transportation plan proceeds. It is going to be important that boaters deluge the officials, and Exxon actually, to demand that the main pullouts be maintained free and clear during the day, and they do not use our critical boating ones for day-time parking.
Pdf : ConocoPhillips megaload route map
Fish creek is scheduled for parking THIS FRIDAY, as in two days from now. There is some other information that speculates they will actually be at MP 126 (logjam), but I'm not sure of the accuracy of that. What I have on this haul is what's in the paper, I have not yet reviewed the Conoco transport plan and I'm not going to, since my focus is the 207 + 60 + infinity shipments following. I'll have more details on Exxon's Idaho transporation plan later, however it will inevitably change through planning, and see my comments later, they'll do whatever the hell they want wherever they want when they get on the road.
The transportation plans make it clear all parking locations are "tentative", and I expect (although haven't yet seen that language, it is inevitable as even Conoco has admitted things may change) if they need to park in ANY of their designated pullouts, they will.
Thanks for "motto", I love it!
Note the articles and photos in today's Missoulian, they had to groom the snowbanks on the sides of the road to make room. The modules are even wider than that (but up higher) so many of those "too small" pullouts will be off limits also if there is any chance they'll obstruct passage.