In the Rocky Mountian News today I read an article about 2 Texans, one driving a J**p and the other driving a D**ge Ram. The idiots were 4wheeling aroung Ouray, Co (south-west). With NO reguard for the Tread lightly campiagn and signs on the roads they were on saying to STAY ON THE ROADS! they left the road and drove across tundra above timberline (12500 ft) where they promply lost there way and slid down a 70 deg slope to the top of a cliff (don't know how high) where the truck is ready to fall off the cliff and neither of them can climb the slope back to safty.
Well BLM land managers caught these two idiots. Fined them $300.00 each for leaving the marked trails and destroying the fraigile tundra. Also Ordered them to Remove the vehicles immediatly. No tow trucks or any vehicle that will cause more damage will be allowed to recover these vehicles. The vehicles can not stay there, so BLM Told these two to use Sky Cranes (Big helicopters) to get them down, at $9000.00 Per Hour!!! Out of Oregon, they have to pay flight time down and back.
These Idiots Deserve More of a fine I think, they got away with murder at $300.00!!.
they also desrve everthing that has happened to them!
These are the kind of people that are going to ruin off-highway driving for all of us.
Living in Colorado as I do, this infuriates me! Like the Nissan TV ad!
Please Do everthing you can to keep our roads open, if you see someone doing something that they shouldn't, tell them politly that they are doing wrong. Set a good example for everyone, expecially the next Gen of 4wheelers. I want my son to see the awesom backroads of Colorado.
Sorry for Preaching but this makes me mad.
If anyone would like a copy of the article I could email it to you.
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