At a recent trails meeting, Hood River County Sheriff Jerry Brown read off these very interesting stats regarding Post Canyon trails and the type of calls they receive. I asked him if I could publish this on the Gorge Freeride Blog and he encouraged it.
In calendar 2009 we used 1,202 hours to travel 8,089 miles on our trail systems. We made 1,087 contacts with system users, issued 173 citations/warnings, arrested 16 individuals for criminal activity, assisted in 8 search & rescues, 1 fire and recovered one stolen vehicle. We received 34 calls for service versus 37 calls in 2008. We had no fatalities attributed to our trail system area in 2009 with the last fatality occurring in 2006. We deployed four surveillance cameras in our trail system area and are in the final stages of completing an OHV operation and proficiency policy for deputies involved in the OHV Enforcement Program.
I hope this information is useful to you.
Jerry Brown, HR County Sheriff