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Re: [AT-L] Re: [AT-L] mountain biking & the trails

Anyone who thinks mtn bikes and horses should be let on the AT; hike the 
approach trail to the ridge in the smokeys.  It's full of horse shit and 
is wide as a road.  Much of the trail cannot take the heavy erosion and 
weight from horses and mtn bikes errode large ruts.  I mtn bike too, but 
I would never dream of riding on the AT.  If someone doesn't understand 
this, prehaps they should take an extended hike on the AT.  I saw a lot 
of atitudes change on my hike.  :)

On Tue, 17 Sep 1996 dan@watson.ibm.com wrote:

> Just a reminder, that no matter which side of this issue you are on
> mountain bikes are NOT allowed anywhere on the AT (well almost) by
> Federal regulation.  The only mountain bike exception I know of is the
> C&O Canal path.
> Horses are not allowed either except in two place that I know of,
> Smokies and Canada Hill (just north of Bear Mt.  Bridge in NY).
> There are other places where almost everything is allowed, e.g. road
> walks (not too many of those left at this point).
> Other anomolies exist as well, e.g. heavy density of baby strollers
> in the Bear Mt. Zoo.