Opinion in disputed right of way case could take a year
This is Utah Land, The Feds are trying to take and control all land and want us
off. We use this land and should have the right to access and use for
recreation. The Feds need to concentrate on getting our dollars back up and get
jobs for all the unemployed. They can't do this by fighting to restrict our
Preservation, not denegration of our public lands needs to be the new priority.
Too many people, even with good intentions, can literally love a place to death.
Desert soils and plants are fragile and can't handle a continuous onslaught
of vehicles and foot traffic. Then of course, there are the people who
don't care about anyone but themselves, leaving garbage and vandalizing
features, thereby despoiling the experience for those who follow for years to
come. We don't need to drive everywhere. Just because we have
the ability doesn't mean we have the right to trample the planet under
pagan wheels. We don't need to go everywhere, to change everything we see
and touch. The world is prefect without us. Let's leave some parts of it
Sure looks like a road, it should remain a road. Just because it's
two-track and mostly dirt doesn't mean it's not a road.
If people could learn to love and respect the earth just a little bit more, life
would be good.
What real harm does a narrow 2-track do? The only things affected are the dirt
and plants in the road. That's too small an area to worry about. Show me
any valid scientific study that demonstrates real environmental harm caused by
this road, and I'll agree to close it.Most roads are closed by
random decisions made by unelected bureaucrats, and that's just
unamerican.Some of us simply cannot backpack. Closing roads on
public lands is like removing handicap access to public buildings.
Johnny Triumph said: "Sure looks like a road, it should remain a road. Just because it's two-track and mostly dirt doesn't mean it's
not a road."I can see where the pioneers wagon wheels lefts
indentations, Guess those are roads too?Hey, look over there I can see
where a Jagged1 drove up the side of the mountain 3 years ago because he had a
truck that could, and the scar is still there cause water runs down the ruts and
makes it bigger every year, stoopid feds think they know better. It's even
a multi purpose area as it is sometimes a river.They're calling
it a highway though, bit of a stretch?
"Most roads are closed by random decisions made by unelected bureaucrats,
and that's just unamerican."Actually most roads are closed when
the land is sold or leased or a claim is made and that's just unamericanSome of us simply cannot backpack. Closing roads on public lands
is like removing handicap access to public buildings.As the
conservative republicans always point out "life's not fair." Shall we let the blind touch the features in Timpanogos Cave? Escalator
to the bottom of the Grand Canyon?
So who are they protecting the land for? from? And if noone can go there who
will see it's beauty? Don't think you can still go there. It is to hot
on the summer days to cold at night and in the winter, and to vast to hike. Even
for the most healthy and ambitious! These kinds of closures, limit the land to
everyone with the exception of government employees, they can use 4wheelers!If you really want the children to love the land, let them see it touch it and
learn to love it. Let them sit in the night and listen to the land. When the
children loose there feel for the land they loose their roots. This is why
I hate all these land closures, they make it so families have less and less
places to go. Less and less things to see and puts more and more people in the
same camping spots. They make it so there are few places to take children where
it is not commercialised. Forcing parents to leave their children sitting at
home infront of an Xbox.
This isn't a road. It isn't a two-track. It's a length of
stream where it's possible to drive a vehicle through the standing
water.Does that mean that the Jordan River is also now a state
To those that say that this is denying the public access if there is no road,
that is false. It IS accessible. Sure, you have to hike to see it (I have done
the hike--it is very doable), but that is the way many things in many national
parks are. Should we start putting in roads to every note-worthy spot in
national parks to make them more "accessable"? There is a line to be
drawn in each instance. In this case, it was determined that the vehicle impact
is harming the park. I agree with the decision to keep the road closed.