apachedino wrote:Dang, I was a there 2 weeks ago and got rejected at that trailhead
If you don't mind if I ask, how did you get rejected at the trailhead?
I know, from personal experience and hearsay, that the normal route still gets used in the winter and spring despite the false claims of it being trespassing to use it. I guess at some point in the summer some Texan shows up and turns people back? Was he armed? Did he threaten you with a weapon? If so, you could press charges, or attempt to. Old Rusty tried to get the sheriff to prosecute people for hiking his land, and the sheriff told him to get a life.
You can probably tell what I think of Rusty Dickol. I once trespassed on his land and a friend of mine took a crap next to his cabin. Probably wouldn't have happened if he had respected peoples rights to historical access to our national forest.
I will never donate money to the groups that paid him off. I think they should have fought him and would have won. And I think it would have cost a lot less money.