Re: CA4WDC to Testify Before US Senate regarding Closing of Land
I don't particularly know the details of S2921, but I tend to support the protection of sensitive lands through wilderness and monument designation. The statement that it will be restricted to the public is crap, and indicative of what any side of any issue will say to get their way. I enter wilderness areas all the time, ON FOOT, and along the edges on bike. And, in case some advocates of this opposition have never been to the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument, the largest one, there are countless trails and roads that can be driven, mountain biked and hiked. Has anyone here ever backpacked into a wilderness area or the high country of a National Park where not even dogs are allowed? It is the finest and purest natural experience one can have. (yes, I do love dogs). Many of you under-estimate the impact of repeated vehicle use on a natural environment, not to mention the further impact of the people themselves and the toys, equipment, pets, and garbage they bring with them.
Of course, this can't possibly be said about us, mature and aware SMB owners. WRONG. Come on people, get real!