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Please help! There has been a recent trend to modify existing trails whenever some one has any difficulty with a section of trail. This has been done without the approval of the trail committee and has taken place on State Park, Federal, county, and private lands! These trails have existed well before most people started riding in this area and are what made Hood River what it is. The need to change an established trail because of ones lack of ability is not acceptable. We have all struggled to learn new skills - do the same! If anyone has any knowledge of rogue trail changes- please report them to the county Sheriff's office so that legal action can take place. Good or bad intentions - does not matter, what you may like/change offends countless others and is risking the closure of trails to everyone because of your ignorance.

Please police ourselves to prevent any further destruction!

Nate
 

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Specifics please.

As someone who is a voting member representing mountain bikers on the trail committee, this obviously interets me. What specific trails are being modified to eliminate certain characteristics of the trail? What specific rogue activity can you point out so this can be brought before the entire committee and addressed by the Forestry Director?

Before the Sheriff's office starts getting calls, be aware that the Forestry Director, through his assistant, does grant permission for alterations and additions to be made to trails without the consent of the Committee.
 

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radbkr said:
As someone who is a voting member representing mountain bikers on the trail committee, this obviously interets me. What specific trails are being modified to eliminate certain characteristics of the trail? What specific rogue activity can you point out so this can be brought before the entire committee and addressed by the Forestry Director?

Before the Sheriff's office starts getting calls, be aware that the Forestry Director, through his assistant, does grant permission for alterations and additions to be made to trails without the consent of the Committee.
I am sure we will talk before the next meeting and yes the Forestry Director - as you would probably agree, knows almost nothing about mtb. trails since this is not his specialty. But this is happening on State, Fed. and private land as well in which he has no authority but maybe some influence.

Keep August 15th open - we will have a nice group heading out this year!

Take care,
Nate
 

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Can you put up signs? I have seen people remove good log-overs/log piles in the name of "trail maintenance."
 

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Where areas are you talking about? I ride PC (mostly 7 Streams/8-Track/Mitchell Ridge) or 8-Mile/Surveyors areas at least a couple of times a week. The only things I've noticed are a couple of spots where the trail has been short-cutted. I usually try to place or replace whatever sticks I can find that mark the sides of the original trail.
 
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