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gonzo
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Post Carrizo Plains National Monument
on: April 28, 2013, 23:41

Dennis,
While riding with the SoCoasters to Atascadero (Hearst Castle Weekend), we visited this National Monument. Currently, it is not on the list. Could you consider adding it to the 24 currently listed in the Passport, or replace one of the existing ones (such as the Maritime or the Golden Gate Parks - these two are only open on weekdays).

fjim
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Posts: 48
Post Re: Carrizo Plains National Monument
on: June 9, 2013, 19:39

Carrizo Plains NM is on Soda Lake Road, which is about 20 miles of sometimes nasty gravel. Worse it's that fine silty, salty muddy stuff that just never seems to come off the bike. Of course I'm not complaining mind you <cough><cough> BUT ...

The road to Maritime is at least paved. I met a 93 year old docent there last year that told me his family was 7th generation San Franciscans and at one point the town was actually named for their family. I couldn't verify that fact but thought it was interesting that I'd find a 93 year old docent in a museum of all places.

Of course just finding the SF Maritime will take certain amount determination not to mention patience with both tourists and traffic. And getting a proper photograph only ups the ante (aided in my case by a little guerrilla photography) but the museum proper and the ships docked across the way that were available for touring were fascinating and an excellent opportunity to "discover" California's history. I enjoyed it.

banderson
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Posts: 97
Post Re: Carrizo Plains National Monument
on: August 7, 2013, 17:30

Quote from Gonzo on April 28, 2013, 23:41
Dennis,
While riding with the SoCoasters to Atascadero (Hearst Castle Weekend), we visited this National Monument. Currently, it is not on the list. Could you consider adding it to the 24 currently listed in the Passport, or replace one of the existing ones (such as the Maritime or the Golden Gate Parks - these two are only open on weekdays).

SCMA is always open to new ideas--particularly when there is someone willing to take on the suggested task themselves. So, adding one monument in exchange for another one or simply expanding the list of parks and monuments from the existing 24 to the proposed 25 is possible. Sounds like a good idea. If Dennis or Greg are willing to take on the task, well then you've gotten off easy. But if they are not or have little interest in making it a priority, it falls to you. Adding Carrizo Plains would mean:
1. Research the facts about the monument
2. Write the copy that goes into the passport book, paying attention to the format already established by the write-ups of the other existing 24.
3. Find a suitable photograph of the monument, taking care not to use copywritten material.
4. Assemble the two pages of the new location
5. Remembering that the new pages will be backing two existing pages, there is work to print them as well. They will have to be re-produced, starting with locating the original artwork.
6. Print the pages that are changed paying attention to the paper stock being used so that the modified books do not have glaring differences
or
7. Produce completely new books when the existing books have been used up.
8. Make arrangements with the monument to make sure they understand what we are doing and that they can provide (and will provide) the rubber stamp that goes in the book.
9. Provide copy to the newsletter editor and the website manager about the change in the California Parks Adventure.
10. Help to provide follow up to questions raised by our members caused by this change.

I am guessing there are 30 hours of effort, as a minimum, to execute this idea.

See you on the road

Blake P. Anderson
SCMA Chairman
(714) 801-3931
BlakePAnderson@gmail.com

wedward
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Posts: 4
Post Re: Carrizo Plains National Monument
on: December 26, 2013, 19:16

if carrizo plains is added i am out. 5 years in a row cal parks rider.

ddominic
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Posts: 22
Post Re: Carrizo Plains National Monument
on: March 6, 2014, 19:40

bad choice this national monument have a shorter open season . must be visited from Dec. 1 to May 31. when the Guy L. Goodwin Education center is open. Also I can't find any information about a stamp.

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