in your opinion, whats a good way to keep the trail open, and reduce sewage, and promote trail conservation all the while not costing a lot of money?
can it be done?
Have people sign free permits, kinda like campfire permits. That way they have agreed to do things like stay on the trail and pack out their trash. Anyone without a permit or violating the terms of the permit get a citation. Someone sitting at Ellis Creek could check every rig coming in from Loon Lake, Wentworth Springs, and McKinstry.
Who says it doesn't have to cost money? It's public land, managed using our tax dollars. I want my tax dollars to go towards keeping public land accessible to the public. I would like to see more law enforcement up there, and less asshats.
Volunteers can do a lot too. People are much more aware now than they were 10 years ago. Chances are if someone is causing resource damage or littering, someone else will see it and do something about it. I like to call it 'severe peer pressure'. I suppose this could be anything from snapping pics to send to law enforcement, to an ass beating.
Public land belongs to all of us, and we should be able to use it in a responsible manner free of charge. I will never be happy to pay to use public land.
As far as limits on the number of rigs, what's going to happen when someone drives half way across the country only to find a locked gate and a 'Rubicon Full' sign? I bet things would get pretty ugly pretty quick.
The little sluice issue is certainly a controversial one. If paving it gets rid of all the asshats, then I say pave away.