I started wheeling in 98 when I bought my TJ. Prior to that an 85 Toyota exracab and 61 Scout were just transportation to hunting and fishing locations. I hate to say it but I am a late comer in the campaign to keep our trails open.UGET IT said:Write Letters
Attend FOTR Cleanups and functions (Member)
Attend and contribute to the RTF (Director)
Work with the FS and County..........(regretible sometimes)
Educate folks on the trail
Keep my Club informed
Stay on the trail
Whatever is required through the process...All of the above....................(Sometimes not what I like but I'll do it)
I recently started caring enough to write emails and letters. I don't feel that I always have the best grasp of what the current crisis or issue is but I do my best. I do what I can to motivate others in my club. I even bring up trail closures ect with just about anybody that will listen. I recently joined BRC and FOTR though I'm lost as to what RTF is.
Maybe I'm wrong but it still seems unrealistic to manage a trail for a certain "vehicle standard". I'm guessing that measureable data is what drives decisions. How much erossion, loss of vegetation, sedimentary runoff, widening/expansion of an existing trail, number and type of user groups to name some.
Maintaining the trail at it's current level while making repairs to problem areas seems like a more attainable goal. Currently the trail is passable by any number of vehicle/driver characteristics which in effect "is" a vehicle standard just with a different name.
It seems that regulation of our own(educating folks on the trail) is becoming more and more effective. I just wish more people were to make themselves heard by the various governing agencies.
Trying to be active