Wednesday, December 18, 2013

White Clouds are fine they way they are

    Lately, a lot is being said about changing the moniker for the White Clouds. I followed the debate on the wilderness plan where no one seemed satisfied, but now that has quieted down. The roar now is “Let’s make it a monument.”
    Why? I have been in many areas of the Boulder-White Clouds and I believe that its status as a national recreation area works very well. It is a stunning place that allows many different ways to access it. I feel I am the voice that no one wants to hear. I’m the motorized guy. I have used those trails for years and feel it offers a wonderful experience for everyone.
    Why limit your marketing to just some, when there are many others who could experience it? It is already known around the country as a world-class motorized trail system. Why eliminate that? It seems there is no real plan, no debate, just a quick rush to change, and I will be on the outside of the fence.
    Things are changing around us so fast. Technology is amazing. My next dirt bike is going to be electric-powered. How does that fit into your monument plans?
Rod Hawkins

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