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    SST trail Las Cruces

    Who is sanitizing this trail trying to make it into the puss riding of Dona Ana trails?
    Tie two birds together and though they have four wings, they cannot fly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsefreeflow View Post
    Who is sanitizing this trail trying to make it into the puss riding of Dona Ana trails?
    I'm sorry, but I chuckled a little....mostly cuz I feel your pain.

    The rock barons are a very secretive bunch. I seriously doubt that you will be able to lure them to this thread. That said, I wish you the best of luck, and in the meantime I suggest you simple just try to keep up with some 'reverse sabotage.'

    Oh, and keep your friends close, but your "enemies" even closer.

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    Been a few weeks since I had been there, and I about fell over with what I saw when I went out there today. Rocks looked to have been swept off the trails on a large portion of the trail system. I was really bummed. Yeah I now need to re-engineer it back to the awesome it was. They need to leave the easy riding for the the dona anas and leave all the girly men with waxed bodies and tights there as well. Next thing you know we will have paved trails through these mountains.
    I hear what you say Tres, it's good advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsefreeflow View Post
    Been a few weeks since I had been there, and I about fell over with what I saw when I went out there today. Rocks looked to have been swept off the trails on a large portion of the trail system. I was really bummed. Yeah I now need to re-engineer it back to the awesome it was. They need to leave the easy riding for the the dona anas and leave all the girly men with waxed bodies and tights there as well. Next thing you know we will have paved trails through these mountains.
    I hear what you say Tres, it's good advice.
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    Make SST an official "advanced" trail?

    >> Next thing you know we will have paved trails through these mountains.

    Tse, sorry to hear about this. Not good. This incident could be an argument for officially adopting SST as the "advanced" side of the Rio Grande, with South Dona Anas as the easier area.

    You will recall I talked with the BLM ranger back in the spring and she understands SST is a significant resource for the advanced rider and was supportive of adoption. That is, keeping an eye on the trail both from rider and BLM perspectives.

    One thing that could be done is signage that says, basically, this is an advanced trail and you are officially prohibited from messing with it and trying to make it "easy." USFS has done a great job of signage on Three Bottles, making it clear what is advanced, more difficult, and most difficult.

    Without this signage, how are people to know? They think they are doing the right thing. That is the drawback of being secretive and hoping for the best.

    Not saying there are any simple answers here but may be time to rethink strategy.

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    I'm not going to rule out the idea that maybe folks feel like they are doing a service by dumbing down tech. For all I know, our FooHills rock baron was just a good Samaritan, but boy did he/she catch some heck on these boards!

    Anyway, I will remain skeptical that people will simply act in their own best interest in matters like these. I too like the idea of making this trail legit, but you gotta wonder how this trail became a reality in the first place. If there are hikers involved you may have a fight on your hands. I am actually really surprised (in a good way) that there wasn't much of a backlash from other user groups on 3B's. I guess that is an indicator of good relationships among the local user groups. LCDaveH is quite popular in your local MTB community. I might start there, if adoption is in the cards. Based on my experience, I just don't see BLM, or any other official land manager taking the time and effort for one or two individuals.

    Good luck!

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