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Question on local trails closing

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by MudFrog, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. MudFrog

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    There is a trail that I love going to here in Va. It is part of the Jefferson National Forrest. I have not been out to verify this but appearently it has been "closed" and they have chains blocking the path. The rumor came from a local clubs treasurer.

    Anyway, the treasurer claims that his club has the only key that was released to the public. I know this club is in good standings with the Park Rangers as I have attended some meetings and listened to the Park Rangers speak at these meetings. The club does trail clean ups etc, which I give them props for that. However it is a Jeep only club.

    Now is it legal for a public trail to be closed off and a single key given to one club? It seems like if it was open it would have to be open to everyone. I have not verified that it is actually closed as it is about an hour and fifteen minute drive. I did however email the local Park Ranger supervisor division for input. I'm waiting to hear back from them and I wanted to post up here to see if I can get any advice or laws or anything that might help us (the public) out if this is indeed the case.
     
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    Nevermind, the Ranger contacted me and explained that it was closed for a very short time and they had the key to get in and clean it while it was closed, but it's open again /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Good for them cleaning up the trail /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif Glad its open . If everyone keeps up on it , looks good for the wheeling community . /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Yea, I've been to a couple of their meetings and they are great when it comes to the environment, they are bad when it comes to letting vehicles other then jeeps in.
     
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    Is that Potts?
     

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