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Black Star Cyn. to become a park?


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...This was the headline of the OC Register this morning...It was bigger news than Alabama beating Texas in the BCS Bowl last night...

..If you click on the link below, you will find the whole story, Video, maps, and a slide show...

Proposed new park offers dizzying views, winding trails

January 7th, 2010, 11:35 am · 11 Comments · posted by Pat Brennan, green living, environment editor

Orange County’s outdoor enthusiasts could receive their newest gift by spring: the brand-new Black Star Canyon Regional Park, nearly 2,000 acres exploding with native plants, astonishing rock formations and breathtaking views.

The proposed new park is part of a 20,000-acre offering from the Irvine Co. to OC Parks — a land transfer that, if approved, would boost the park agency’s holdings by 50 percent.

County officials are now analyzing the donation offer, and hope to bring it to the Orange County Board of Supervisors for approval by March.

The new park, centered on Black Star Canyon in northeastern Orange County, would be open to hiking, biking and horseback riding. Cresting a main trail on a ridge, visitors would be greeted by picturesque red cliffs to the west and a sweeping view of Irvine Lake."


...Here is some historical background from Wiki...

...This is actually the area where we usually meet before doing the Main Divide Rd. run's...