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Del Albright

PACK IT OUT EVEN IF NOT YOURS

PICKING UP AFTER OTHERS IS JUST A NECESSARY EVIL

Some people have no manners and just do not get it.

Keeping our backcountry open sometimes means getting our hands dirty -- even with other people's trash. It's ugly; it seems unnecessary; and it certainly isn't fair.  But as good stewards of our public lands, sometimes we just need to stop and clean up someone else's mess.

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THERE'S NO ROOM FOR (OFF-ROAD) COWBOYS ANYMORE

The Days of Running Free and Riding Off Into the Sunset Are Only For the Movies!

But Freedoms Still Exist and We Need to Keep Them.

By Del Albright

This story is about off-pavement motorized recreation and how the "cowboy" claim to fame of riding free is just not real anymore.  Not for us as people who put a motor rather than an horse under us.

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Up-Purpose Your Volunteerism

Purposeful Volunteerism: Pushing Beyond Holding Our Ground

Only by escalating to more offensive strategies will we win the battles for access.

 By Del Albright, Ambassador Sharetrails.Org/BRC

Do not just volunteer; but rather up-purpose your volunteerism! In today’s world when we are all torn in many directions by multiple jobs, kid’s school games, community involvement, paying bills, family commitments and more, we must stop wasting our precious volunteer time.  Too many of us have become trapped into the status quo of losing ground in the long run.  Herein I will explain purposeful volunteerism and how we need to push beyond just holding our ground when it comes to access to responsible motorized recreation.

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NATIONAL AND STATE-LEVEL COOPERATION AND COMMUNICATION -- NAMRC


HOW MANY ORGANIZATIONS DO WE NEED?

WHAT IS NAMRC?

By Del Albright

Originally published 1998; re-published with additions January 2016

 I had my new TJ Jeep hung up and somewhat wounded in a “crack” in Moab not too long ago, about to get out the duct tape and bailing wire, when a couple dirt bikers came by.  They saw my dilemma (mechanically disadvantaged that I can be at times) and stopped their bikes to watch the show.   I was grunting and moaning and shaking my head like a guy who must know what he’s doing.  They smiled, pulled off their helmets, and settled in for a long show.

Well, the gist of it is, they were not only mechanically knowledgeable, but also very helpful.  I gave up on the duct tape and got out the Hi-Lift jack.  Between the jack, a few tools I had, the trusty winch on the front of “C UN RD” (Seeing Red), and the three of us, we got the Jeep out in no time and back on the trail. 

As we stood around and celebrated our engineering feat, I told them how much I appreciated their stopping to help.  I don’t remember the guy’s name, but he did have an AMA (American Motorcycle Association) sticker on his bike.  But his comment to me has stuck with me (get it, stuck?) until this day.  He said: “Hey, pard, all trail users gotta stick together!”  Boy, ain’t that the truth?

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SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT LAND USE BLOG POSTS

AVOID CHASING SHADOWS: FIND IMPORTANT BLOG POSTS HERE - A Summary of Links to Significant Blog Posts

By Del Albright, BRC National Ambassador  

TRASH: Keeping Trash Off Our Trails: http://delalbright.blogspot.com/2015/01/keeping-trash-off-our-trails.html

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