VA4WDA Land Use Reports => Land Use General Discussion Board => Topic started by: pcwolf on August 22, 2013, 11:58:50 pm

Title: Land Use - WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
Post by: pcwolf on August 22, 2013, 11:58:50 pm

In my sit-down interview with U. S. Forest Service Ranger Burge, of the North River District of the GWNF, he mentioned a number of popular trails that are off-limits and illegal to run. Got any idea why?

Check out this picture of what I am sure was a pristine piece of Wilderness. See those trails some yuck-yuck-yucks in pick'em-up trucks tore doing yee-haw brodies on the rocks?

The same thing is happening in the GWNF.
This is why we can't have nice things.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-VGzR1MwUbIg/UhbdtUKgR3I/AAAAAAAACEQ/nW7F_U5kPNQ/w997-h807-no/Gold+Butte.jpg)
TREAD LIGHTLY is not just a saying
Title: Re: Land Use - WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
Post by: toynrnd on August 24, 2013, 09:48:24 am
Agreed.  Just stay on the trail, don't blaze any new ones to get to what you think would be a cool obstacle. 

Shoe Creek will be the next trail to be closed.  Perhaps VA4WDA can get a BFG trail grant to block off some of those illegal side trails?
Title: Re: Land Use - WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
Post by: pcwolf on August 24, 2013, 09:30:00 pm
The Ranger had some ideas including educational patrols on the trails.  I am trying to get hold of Shenandoah 4-Wheelers because I live about 250 miles away in Tidewater. The Flagpole trail is actually closed because of this kind of activity. I thought about placing environmentally degradable signs but the Ranger said they all just get torn down anyway.
Title: Re: Land Use - WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
Post by: toynrnd on September 05, 2013, 11:31:32 pm
PM sent.