Have you ever in your life heard the term Tread LIghtlyattillahunley said:Ever go wheelin and don't feel like getting scratched up or just want to do some trail maintenance?
After my trip this weekend and some desert pinstripping, I was in the garage waxing and happened to catch my hedge trimmers out of the corner of my eye........ Had to try it out.... I hooked up a 12 gauge 50 foot extension cord, fired up the FJ and proceded to trim all of the bushes and trees in my front yard, no problem.
I may take this little trick with me on my next offroad trip, hedge trimmers an extension cord and a manual branch cutter too, do trail maintenance and save my paint.
OK, now let me have it.......
attillahunley said:Again, what's the difference between trimming back bushes to the same size as the trail as compared to running your vehicle though there and breaking the branches off? Common sense goes a long way. We can "what if" forever. I like the mudhole scenario, so, let's have a bush scenario: A little baby bush is born next to a trail, before long its 8 feet across and 4 of that is in your trail, do you rub it to get through and/or use a "bush spotter" and break off 2 feet worth of branches, trim it 2 feet so you can fit or simply drive around it? I feel that there is less impact trimming the bush back than driving wide to avoid it and widening the trail, bending it back with a "bush spotter" which may actually break a main trunk or branch near the trunk causing even more damage than trimming.
Motor coach? Whatever. With your line of thought maybe we all should just ride bicycles offroad instead, that's much less of an impact and definitely treading even more lightly....
Common sense goes a long way. Go lecture those who don't care, litterers, people that burn against restrictions, drive off trail, blaze new trails etc, etc, etc... I've hauled out more than 50 lawn and garden bags full of trash myself, organized cleanup outtings and reported a dozen violators over the years. Although I do have respect for your good natured concern for the desert, I feel that your line is bureacratic / political and somewhere near senselessness. I feel a spotted owl story coming next.
Keep treading lightly..
Because something is "proper" in your mind doesn't make it fact, law of the land, common sense, or even the right thing to do.highbeams said:I sense you do not see it
trail maintenece, and adopt a trail programs work hand in hand with the governing authority, BLM, NFS. and send in a schedule and inventory of work proposed to get approved. they also are given work schedules that need to be done to keep their trail. They are fiercely proud of theose trails and want to keep them
I DO KNOW HOW THESE THINGS WORK
do you think that I sit around and play games if I am this adiment about Tread Lightly
I am a member of 2 Adopt A Trail groups, and want to form another.
do not call me a genius in a snide way like that
you are only proving you are part of the problem
a simple backing down, and accepting what is correct would prove you are intellegent enough to learn.
now calm down
I will let you post whatever reply you want, futher argueing proves nothing.
the goal here is to keep trails open
either you accept the proper way
or you do not
part of the problem
or part of the solution