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Offline pcwolf

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Land Use - WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
« 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.

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Re: Land Use - WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: Land Use - WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Land Use - WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 11:31:32 pm »
PM sent.
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