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John Stewart

You are the solution to saving trails

DO NOT LEAVE IT TO SOMEONE ELSE!

JOIN, DONATE and VOLUNTEER are the key words in this message, and quite honestly, they are THE solution to stopping trail closures.

We must stop waiting to get involved until a "gate" is in our back yard or on our favorite spot.  I know it is easier to get riled up when their is an "enemy" looking us in the face, but the tide of closure moves slowly and moves even without a face attached to it.  It is insidious -- sneaky.

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Del Albright

ARE KIDS BEING EDUCATED OR INDOCTRINATED?

OUTDOORS, INDOORS; INDOCTRINATION OR EDUCATION?  

ARE "THEY" AFTER OUR KIDS?

In 2009 I wrote an article about "They're After Our Kids" that still has relevance today.  Although back then, I was little more agitated and faster to launch, the key points I made are just as important now as they were then.

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Del Albright

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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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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Del Albright

IT IS OK TO FIRE A VOLUNTEER

IF SOMEONE JUST CANNOT FIT IN; FIRE THEM!

The purpose of this note is to reassure you that it is OK to fire a volunteer when all your efforts to help them fit in, or fix a behavioral issue are just not working out.

There is no law, or anything to stop you from firing a volunteer.

Now please do not get me wrong, our first choice should always be to give a person a chance.  But sometimes a volunteer just cannot meet simple expectations or objectives, and they cause more damage than any good they might do.  You are left with no choice but to fire them!

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