[Cdt-l] Montana Wilderness Association accepts bikes on the CDT because the local agency does
hikertrash at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 16:34:53 CDT 2012
Mixed report there.
First you say bikes are a non-issue then you point out the section from
Monarch to Marshall Pass where they ARE an issue. However, since that
section of trail was "grandfathered in" so to speak, I'll let it go.
What's worse than that section is the one up by Tin Cup, with motor
bikes and ATV's. OK, that was grandfathered in too. Oh well.
What I don't want to see is the trail in Montana any way similar to
those sections in Colorado and others with high speed traffic. If they
want to build new "official" CDT that accepts bikes, oh well again, I'll
just try and find an alternate route.
What I prefer is the CDTS approach to a "silent trail" which for the
most part means foot traffic only, be it human or horse.
On 7/10/2012 3:28 PM, Eric Whte wrote:
> 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
> <mailto: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 <mailto: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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