I just thought I'd let all you know that if Imperial Oil/Exxon Megal Hauls are allowed, they will be most likely be barricading virtually every pull-off along the Lochsa river (along with the Clearwater and Blackfoot along 200 - Hello, "A River Runs Through It"). The barricades will prevent use 24/7, no parking your vehicles there, no using it for river access. They might let you pass through, but what good is that since vehicles are needed for boating? Don't think you'll be able to park on the side of the road either, they will need to be keeping that clear for passage for the rigs.
Conoco-Philips has 2 loads going to Billings starting tonight, and has the same approval (and plan to do so) to barricade the pullouts. Picture how long it will take 207 rigs to go by. Likely a year or longer. Even if they only move at night, they will be parking during the day at the larger pull outs (including the main put-in @ Fish Creek). More details to come.
Let your voice be heard, tell the forest service that this impact to people is not acceptable. Tell ITD and MDT that this is not acceptable, they MUST plan their shipments to not utilize the significantly used pull outs (whether boating, fishing, swimming, etc) for day time staging and not allow them to barricade pull outs during the day. Public use of our roads and rivers must be maintained.
All Against The Haul