[Cdt-l] Montana Wilderness Association accepts bikes on the CDT because the local agency does

Eric Whte ericshawwhite at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 10 15:28:50 CDT 2012

Having done the entire CDT, bikers are a non issue, they don't often appear in MT where we hike. Try Monarch Pass in CO south for 15 or 20 miles on the CDT/CT if you want to rub elbows with the bikers. Mini Mart

 From: Andrew <longhiker.pct at gmail.com>
To: 'CDT-L' <cdt-l at mailman.backcountry.net>; 'John Brennan' <john at frozenpoodle.com> 
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Montana Wilderness Association accepts bikes on the CDT because the local agency does

Get over it, Cupcake.    
You just attacked the only organization that is currently doing the dirtwork to improve and complete the CDT in Montana.  
Stay home.   The CDT doesn’t need people like you. 
AJ (longhiker)
longhiker.pct at gmail.com
On Tue, Jul 10, 2012 at 11:44 AM, John Brennan <john at frozenpoodle.com> wrote:
Hi CDT List,
I just got an email from the Montana Wilderness Association. I was subscribed presumably because CDTA gave them my information. In the newsletter Montana Wilderness Association supports bikes on the CDT. The Montana Wilderness Association representative said that they accept bikes on the CDT because the local agency in charge of the trail accepts them. The local agency accepts bikes because single-track motorized vehicles are allowed.

With bikes and motorized use, it's not the CDT, IMHO. It's hard to advocate for the CDT. This is one of the ways to do it. If they build trails that will support bikes, then bikes will come*. If bikers contribute to building the trail, they are creating entitlement to the trail that extend beyond the sections they work on.

You can contact Shannon Freix, CDT Program Manager, atsfreix at wildmontana.org or (406) 781-0627, if you have an opinion about this.

The hiker known as Cupcake
(Who has really been wanting to get back on the CDT!)


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