Acknowledging the lawbreakers


Sarah Tory’s July 2 article, “End of the Trail Wars,” ends with, “We reach an intersection where a big Forest Service alert sign warns us that the trail is closed except to pedestrian traffic. ‘Rama’ stops and looks around briefly, ‘Well,’ he says, a mischievous glint in his eyes, ‘I can’t resist.’ ” Why you choose to express recognition (bordering on praise) for “Rama,” a “bandit” trail rider, is incomprehensible. He is choosing to invade on his mountain bike a pedestrian trail where he endangers hikers enjoying a peaceful walk. Writing this is a poor editorial choice. Please consider using your energy to acknowledge those who abide by the law and are creating legal, sustainable, popular trail systems.

Lee Rimel
Edwards, Colorado