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Grubstake Wyatt
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If I was wanting to use my highbanker with gas engine, where can I go if I was gonna camp at Bear River campground? I realize I can't use it near camp, I think within a mile or mile and a half! Where should I go from camp?
March 19, 2014 at 8:36 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Wyattearp
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I don't think you can use them on public lands in Calif.  I know you can use them on private claims though.  Maybe someone else can chime in on the public lands use?

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March 19, 2014 at 9:05 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Acura650
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I would be interested in knowing this as well.  Is it because of the noise or possible pollution from a gas engine?  How about an electric setup using a small bilge pump with 12v battery or solar panel?

March 20, 2014 at 12:46 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Steve
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Rumor has it that electric bilge type highbankers are ok at the Bear.

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March 20, 2014 at 2:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Acura650
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Steve at March 20, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Rumor has it that electric bilge type highbankers are ok at the Bear.

Good to know.  That is one of my next projects I will be experimenting with...

March 20, 2014 at 4:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

joe davis squabman
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signs at bear say no power to move water. I have used gravity to get water in my hand cranked trommel.

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March 20, 2014 at 11:31 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Acura650
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That's a shame....

March 20, 2014 at 11:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

RobynM
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You can use gas high bankers at Yankee Jim's according to a Ranger I spoke to, at Yankee Jim's.

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March 21, 2014 at 8:33 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Steve
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Robyn,

Most other members I talked to about this say no gas at any public areas so I think you better get clarification before trying it.

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March 21, 2014 at 12:35 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Sourdough Joe
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Jerry Butler of Black Sheep Mining in Sacramento told several of us at last October's group outing, he had spoken with the park people and it was okay to use a small electric motor to move water there at Bear River.  am personnally under the impression that it's a noise factor, make noise with a gas engine - BADDDD,

no noise with an electric motor and pump --okayyyy.

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March 21, 2014 at 3:49 PM Flag Quote & Reply

joe davis squabman
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Last year high banking was ok at Yankee Jims.

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March 21, 2014 at 11:17 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Acura650
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Thanks for the info Joe. That makes sense.
March 22, 2014 at 11:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

RobynM
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I think I was at Yankee Jim's with Joe Davis on a DGD outing when the ranger gave the ok on Highbanking.  I do like electric though and have seen other people using electric setups in public areas normally "No Powered Devices" as Sourdough Joe says.  I think he's right about the noise and nuisance factor.

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March 23, 2014 at 9:22 AM Flag Quote & Reply

RobynM
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I also agree with Steve on powered devices in  public areas. It's risky using them sometimes they're ok, sometimes they're not, some Rangers aren't as strict as others. Best thing to do is abide by regulations and not risk a really expensive fine!

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March 23, 2014 at 8:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Wyattearp
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AND to join AMRA and help the fight to get these rights back that all are talking about... just saying.. 

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April 9, 2014 at 12:47 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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