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Re: Bikes on trails?

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April 22, 2009 06:17PM
I did have to wait last summer in the Bacon Flats area while a guy on a bike came around a divide. I quietly let hm know he was on the PCT and was in violation of the laws. He just said he didn't realize it and went on. He was trying to do the Arrowhead loop down to the Spillway and up 173 back to the start. Oh well, is what how he felt, but he had personally damaged some areas of the trail shoulders which have eroded this year in the rain. The PCT sent in a team to work on that part of the trail but it cost a few hundred dollars a day for a team and they can't get it all. It's the selfishness of the rider which bothers me. I hike the trail and I carry out the trash, but he really has more impact than the guy partying down at the spring that leaves some cans and trash. We all know that is bad, but this can actually cut the trail if a heavy downpour happens. The ruts will let the water change direction enough to make the difference. Wizard keeps us up on the macro issues of the environment. In some ways this is a micro problem which we can help change by letting the folks know what impact they are really having. Thanks, Rick.

Bikes on trails?

Rick1106April 19, 2009 11:48AM

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Paul P.588April 19, 2009 09:26PM

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coyote645April 22, 2009 03:07PM

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Rick562April 22, 2009 03:12PM

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coyote623April 22, 2009 06:17PM

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Rick1116April 25, 2009 04:17PM

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