[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[CDT-L] Fwd: BOUNCE cdt-l@backcountry.net: Non-member submission from [BRUCECWARD@aol.com]



      Received the following today.  Seems we may have discussed this 
already, but it's a subject that probably bears repeating.

      Earl
_____________________

>From: BRUCECWARD@aol.com
>Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 18:30:02 EDT
>Subject: Information to Post on Continental Divide Trail Alliance Website
>To: cdt-l@backcountry.net
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII"
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
>X-Mailer: AOL 5.0 for Windows sub 120
>
>Dear Continental Divide Trail Users,
>
>We received this e-mail message from a land owner on the Continental Divide.
>Please be sure to respect the wishes and rights of all land owners along the
>Divide Trail per the following message:
>
>"Our ranch lies directly on the CDT, 6 and one half miles south of Pie Town,
>NM.  Please allow us to inform you of the following incidents:  Today we
>returned home, after being absent for two days and found the following note
>on our living room table:  "Hi, Sorry to tresspass, just needed some water
>really bad.  Hope you don't mind.  (Tried knocking, no one was home).  Thank
>you.  Glen E (CDT Hiker)  Well, let me tell you, WE DO MIND.  For years we
>have supported CDT hikers, but this season started out bad and seems to
>continue this way.  A few weeks ago, two men who claimed to be from your
>association met, by coincidence, at the ranch entrance with the ranch
>foreman.  They explained that they were mapping the water sources for the
>CDT.  The foreman stated that the owner (that's me) was absent and that they
>had to come by later since they wanted to discuss permission of getting
>water, etc. - Nobody stopped by after that , but my friend who owns the cafe
>in Pie Town told me that two men had stopped by and discussed the ranch
>"which has a sign hanging on the pipe gate saying horses are dangerous"  The
>sign these two ignorant individuals read has to be posted by NM law for the
>protection of any equine operation, and quotes the NM Equine Liability Law.
>Stupid comments and rude invasion of a home is what will make your
>association unpopular.  There is a plainly visible windmill with a livestock
>tank within a few hundred feet from the road, additionally there is a
>frostfree faucet right next to the house-the water is all one and the same.
>These two water sources should be sufficient without hikers having to enter a
>private home.  As I stated above, we have reminded your members that hiking
>the CDT does not give them the privilege to trespass into private homes, and
>you should also instruct your staff as to State Laws.  It is rude and
>ignorant people who force us to change our attitude which has been nothing
>but hospitable to hikers in the past.  I am looking forward to hearing from
>you.  Thank You."
>
>PLEASE NOTE THAT WE AT CDTA TALKED TO THIS LANDOWNER AND TOLD THEM THAT THE
>TWO INDIVIDUALS THAT PURPORTED TO BE WITH OUR ORGANIZATION DO NOT IN ANY WAY
>REPRESENT OUR ORGANIZATION, THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL ALLIANCE, AND WE
>HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR IDENTITY.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Message from the Continental Divide Trail Mailing List

==============================================================================
To:            cdt-l@backcountry.net