[pct-l] repairing the trail
dougmusso at hotmail.com
Sun May 6 20:41:00 CDT 2007
concerning equipment to repair washouts.
it is a question of balance. are we so pure that we wish to eliminate the
PCT from the wliderness? should we just leave the washed out bridges washed
out? I like that a varience is required to bring in equipment and that all
parties can have their say in each instance.
Are you sure that the varience system was responsible for a bulldozer
left in the Inyos? Or is this a misleading image aimed for emotional
response? It seems unlikely that any varience would allow for abandoned
bulldozers. If the dozer is an abuse of a varience request lets address it
I think that it is ok to ask for a varience in severe damage situations
and it is ok for those opposed to the request be allowed input in the
decision. I personally prefer that horses and mules be used when extra power
is needed for repairs whenever practical. What is the dollar cost difference
between the choices? what is the difference in time frames between the
choices. How are are monetary funds best used to serve us all. How do the
choices affect the trail users. These are the type of questions we need to
address. It is important that we be mindful in these matters.
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