[pct-l] Mountain bikers

JPL jplynch at crosslink.net
Mon Oct 28 12:11:29 CDT 2013

Yeah, you are.  Nowhere in JoAnn's email does she suggest confronting the 
law breakers.  You've tossed out a red herring.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Dan Jacobs
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 1:03 PM
To: pct-l at backcountry.net
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Mountain bikers

On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 9:52 AM, JPL <jplynch at crosslink.net> wrote:

> I think you're obfuscating JoAnn's good message.

No, I am certainly not obfuscating anything.
1. render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.
"the spelling changes will deform some familiar words and obfuscate their
etymological origins"
synonyms: obscure, confuse, make unclear, blur, muddle, complicate,
overcomplicate, muddy, cloud, befog

JoAnn's message seems to be that we need to confront people that are
breaking the trail closure, and to do so demonstrates we don't love the
trail as much as others that do speak out do. I am willing to be totally
incorrect. I may only be partially incorrect.

Reporting illegal bike use does not require confronting the law breaker.
>  Note any identifying details, date/time, location as close as you can, 
> and
> other pertinent observations. Report to the authorities the next time
> you're near a phone or computer.

I am an advocate for this course of action, and have been for some time.
Reporting illegal use is the only way to help those with the authority to
do so to make the best decisions about trail use and enforcement in the

Dan Jacobs
"Loud motorcycle stereos save lives."
Motorcycle to hike, hike to motorcycle.
Make a friend of pain and you'll never be alone.
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