Here's the latest on the Exxon plan
Iíve done quick review of the Idaho Transportation plan for Exxon and have some information to report about their proposed uses of pullouts on the Lochsa. Note that there seem to be some inconsistencies, but this is the best info I have right now. This information is for the Exxon shipments, which may happen who knows when, but it could be this spring. The Conoco plan is quite a bit different (1 truck enroute, 1 more leaves Mon night), and to me this points out that while Exxon may not be planning on using Fish creek as a day stop, the next company, or the next, may do so. Each one may be different, and things may change when they are actually on the ground.
108.3, Knife Edge, no information if they will block the campground/river access.
109.9. This is the big turnaround spot just downstream of the little 110 takeout. I think we can expect the 110 takeout to be blocked to maintain clearance for the module.
112.4. I donít recall any pullout there, but at least itís not split creek.
113.2, this is about at Old Man Rapid
114.1, you guessed it, Lochsa Falls
116, Grim Reaper
117.6, just downstream of Morning Glory
120.3, yup, Fish Creek
124.2, WTF this is just upstream of Ten Pin. Maybe theyíre actually planning Xmas rapid.
126.9, before the turn into Log Jam
128.1, no pullover, 3 lanes will allow them to stay on the road and clear traffic with 1 lane. @ County corner
130.4 no pullover, 3 lanes will allow them to stay on the road and clear traffic with 1 lane. @ Triple Hole
133.5, no pullover, 3 lanes will allow them to stay on the road and clear traffic with 1 lane. @ Stanley Cr.
136.1, no pullover, 3 lanes will allow them to stay on the road and clear traffic with 1 lane. @ Rocky corner, so may affect that access.
139, Night park at White Pine.
Please keep in mind that this is really not a distinct, xxx.x mile mark impact. The Conoco convey is a mile or more longer so far. They will be blocking quite a long sec tion of high way in front and behind the convey. This is not a small impact.
Please spread the word and start rattling the cages of ITD and the Forest Service. We must maintain access to the river, not only on weekends but weekdays during boating season. I expect fishing people have their own schedule of interest, along with general tourism.
The latest news is that Conoco is not staging at Fish Creek tomorrow, but at MP126. Time will tell where they actually end up