Re: Why trails are closed...
Well, I do have to say that having to click through all those pictures was torture, not because of the the pictures, but because there
was no way to skip them.
After looking at each and everyone of those pictues I think that people are complaining, because pictures show these SUV running
over the "tread lightly" motto. The main thing that they are doing is damaging the river/stream they are driving through. When you
go splashing through a river you do the following: you run things over (aka dead fish, plants, etc), you kick up silt that chokes fish
and blocks light from getting to plants (aka dead fish, plants, etc), and you disrupt the life cycles of fish and animals, so that they can
have trouble breeding and eating.
What is comes down to is for everytime you go splashing through a river you are KILLING fish and animals. This may be play for us,
but it is there lives.