Based on the feedback from many of you and meetings between OBH members and ODF, both here and at the trail, the top section of Firebreak 5 between Saddle Mountain Road and the Crushers will be CLOSED for the remainder of the rainy season (probably mid-June). Please spread the word, and honor the closure even if it "looks" open. Signs will go up this week, but it may be a little while before the trail will be blocked. The Crushers can still be accessed by turning up Saddle Mountain and staying left until you reach the top of FB5. For those who don't know, the reason for the closure is extreme erosion problems on a steep section of clay soil just below a spring. With no rock subsurface, the ruts have grown to epic proportions making it impassable to most vehicles, and leaving a major scar. Seasonal closure is a temporary measure, and we will be working with ODF to reroute the trail so Firebreak 5 can remain a sustainable, year round 4x4 trail. I will be posting work parties over the summer as we develop a schedule to complete the necessary trail construction.