Hyadventure wrote:Yes, I had a long talk with the gent in charge of the area back in 04. He was friendly (at the time) but not interested in any compromise.
If you're familiar with traditional/illegal trail you'd know that it has ZERO impact on the 2 creeks that run through the forbidden section 33. Without going into great detail, it very hard if not near impossible to access either the Snow Creek drainage of the Fall Creek drainage from the trail within section 33. Whereas the new legal route crosses Fall Creek outside (above) of the forbidden zone, directly impacting water quality. If the DWA is really interested in protecting water quality working with the climbing community is in there best interest.
Excellent post, I agree. As long as people can legally walk ABOVE their property, the doo doo will obey the laws of gravity.
You know, all those sledders and snow players at the top of the tram, some of whom must pee and spit in the snow, not to mention leave a lot of garbage, well, it does find its way downhill as well, the seasonal creek at the Tram does flow down to P.S.