Re: south park loop
Posted by Cecile on November 24, 2002 at 12:19:19:
In Reply to: Re: south park loop posted by Art on November 24, 2002 at 11:20:37:
Well said, Art! I have a dear friend who is in a wheel chair. Thanks to her husband and children, and her 4 wheel drive vehicle she can go out and experiences the wonders of the back country almost as well as I do. My almost 80 year old mother is not in a wheel chair, but cannot walk for long stretches over country terrain. Again, thanks to my husband and I, and our 4 wheel drive vehicles she enjoys the back country as well. Should these people and others like them be denied that experience because of their physical limitations? What would Frisco hikers do if they suddenly found themselves disabled? And don't you guys need a vehicle to get to the hiking trail to begin with??????
What about our children who are too young to hike any distance? How can we teach them to appreciate the outdoors, it's geology, it's history, etc. without hands on experience out there? If they are not allowed to go out there and to appreciate the back country with their families because they can't hike, how will they know how delicate the systems are and to treat it nicely when they are older?
By the way, none of the above people drink, nor do I. My husband enjoys his beer or his glass of wine, but not on the trail - nor do we encourage others to do so. We also "treat lightly" and ask that others do the same when they are out there in their vehicles be it 4wd or 2wd or 2 feet!