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Re: NFC: Environmentally concious 4x4 owners

Don't ya just love the "do it my way or not at all" mentality? There are
many ways to enjoy the outdoors and federal/state land should be open to
ALL taxpayers to enjoy in whatever safe manner they desire. Especially
those that work to make it better, instead of those that sit at home and
tell everyone else what's best for them. Most 4x4 and ATV people I know
are very conscious about the environment and are careful to ensure they
do not harm or in any way impact their riding lands. As Chris has so
well illustrated here. Oh and I hate to rain on your parade, but there
are groups that want to ban horseback riding and even hiking as well.

Be careful which freedoms you support denying. The next ones to go will
be yours.


Fully Prepared wrote:

> --- Chris Hedemark <chris at yonderway_com> wrote:
> > Last sunday I brought 4 other members of my ATV club
> > and met up with a
> > number of people from the CORE and CNC 4x4 clubs at
> > Uwharrie National Forest
> > near Eldorado, NC.   Uwharrie NF is one of the
> > biggest stomping grounds in
> > the southeastern US for recreational 4x4 drivers,
> > ATV enthusiasts, horseback
> > riders, hikers, bikers, hunters, and other outdoor
> > enthusiasts.  The many
> > trails that wind through the NF cross many stream
> > beds.  I don't think there
> > is any argument about the disruptiveness of hundreds
> > of ORV's per day
> > crossing a mountain stream.  But barring access to
> > the park isn't fair
> > either, is it?
> >
> > So what to do?
> Walk, get a horse. That is the short list. Other
> choices are destructive.
> Boo Radley, Saraland, Alabama