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Moab & offroaders

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The current "Moab, UT - Anti Access Businesses" thread is interesting but a couple of things have me scratching my head.

Firstly, I have not seen the letter that the thread refers to. The link required user registration and google came back with squat leaving me only with a McCarthy-like blacklist of anti-access businesses. I'm all for grabbing the torches and pitchforks but before that happens I'd like to know a couple of things like A) What are the details of the letter? How is it anti-access? What user groups would be affected? What areas would be affected? and B) Did those businesses endorse that particular letter or are they only associated with whatever organization issued the letter through donations, etc?

Secondly, the overall feeling in the thread seems to be that if offroaders boycotted those businesses (i.e. Moab), Moab would shrivel up and blow away in the wind. This might suggest that offroaders collectively believe that they are Moab's "sole user group"...which might come off a little arrogant. Anyone who's ever been there knows the whole place is overrun with mountain bikers, rock climbers, river rafters, hunters, hikers, birdwatchers, campers, artists, fisherman, miners, astronomers, astrologers, Europeans, photographers, geologists, general desert freaks, Thelma & Louise, and other assorted tourons. The spirit of sharing and cooperation go a long way in the desert!

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I've just heard from another member that his business was listed on that letter but that he never signed anything or wanted anything to do with it. He'll be posting soon.
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