As posted on the CAC Facebook page and website: Sonny Lawrence from the Coalition of American Canyoneers met with the Lake Hemet Municipal Water District today to discuss access to the North Fork San Jacinto River. LHMWD owns section 17 which includes the best of the technical canyoneering in the canyon. LHMWD is receptive to the idea of a permit system along the lines of the one that was created for Eaton Canyon. Consequently discussions have begun with the CAC to develop the permit. Ultimately the LHMWD board of directors must approve such an idea. It may take many months to accomplish this. As of this point, it is illegal for private individuals to trespass on the property and LHMWD hires guards to patrol the area. As in the Eaton Canyon process, please respect the fact that this is private property and refrain from doing the canyon. Doing so may not only result in a trespassing arrest, but compromise CAC's negotiations.