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Red_Chili 06-21-2006 07:40 AM

Routt temporary trail closures
 
From Gene King:
Subject: COHVCO Committees: Routt National Forest Issues Temporary Trail Closures


See http://cohvco.org/news/news.php?item=106

More info on 'the Rainbow Family':
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Family
Apparently they fail in living their ideal of 'living lightly' in terms of impact. 20,000 people in one place just doesn't equal low impact. Ah, idealism....

Seldom Seen 07-11-2006 12:48 AM

9NEWS

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS - The Rainbow Family gathering in Routt County is over, but the group left its mark on the area.

Monday, the Forest Service released two photographs of the scene in the Routt National Forest. The first shows the area where the gathering took place before the group arrived. The next photo shows the same area after they had left.
The Forest Service says much of the vegetation was trampled upon and the Rainbow Family created 50 miles of new, unwanted trails through the area. Officials say it will take years for it to return to its natural state.
The Rainbow Family was never granted a permit to gather in the area, but they showed up anyway.
Around 300 of the estimated 15,000 participants were cited for camping without a permit.

Before:

http://www.9news.com/media/2006July0...4e3a2c7f84.jpg

After:

http://www.9news.com/media/2006July0...a5d0e0e074.jpg


Hummm....So much for "No compromise in defense of Mother Earth!"

Red_Chili 07-11-2006 07:55 AM

Aw, Brian, there you go puncturing an idealist worldview again...

Dennis Prager has suggested that ALL of the worst atrocities of the 20th century, and continuing into the 21st, are due to idealism coming to power. It ain't left, it ain't right, it ain't religion, it ain't atheism... doesn't matter. It's the 'no compromise' folks of any stripe.

We should print out bumper stickers saying, "Disempower the Idealists!".

Of course no one would have any idea what that means and they would certainly look at an Iron Pig with that sticker even more oddly than they already do, but still...:lmao: :lmao::flop:

nuclearlemon 07-11-2006 09:44 AM

so if the rainbow family is so in tune with mother earth, why don't they come back and fix her?

Red_Chili 07-11-2006 10:07 AM

Because in reality they aren't? Seen many Sierra Club members doing trail maintenance or rehab/revegetation lately? (Lefthand Canyon being a welcome exception, except even there the bulk of the work was done by the USFS and OHVers.)

Hulk 07-11-2006 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Red_Chili
We should print out bumper stickers saying, "Disempower the Idealists!".

Funny. I first read this as "Dismember the Idealists!" :eek:

Red_Chili 07-12-2006 09:35 AM

Naw, that would be too idealistic... :D

Seriously, we need idealists, much as we need crazy people around. To determine if we have drifted off into insanity ourselves I guess... they just should not be in charge of the asylum.

I would say the Rainbow Family falls into that sort of category. They are cautionary. Not all who love 'Mother Earth' have what could be rightly called 'love'.

Red_Chili 07-12-2006 03:45 PM

Gosh, Bill, kinda biased, ain't ya???

OK, in all fairness:
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news...10/detail.html

nuclearlemon 07-17-2006 07:41 PM

saturday, valerie from cohvco mentioned they were camped next to the rainbows and ran into a few while stopping for lunch. she asked one, in polite conversation, where she was from and the rainbow answered

"god is all around, so i'm from all around"

.....i don't think i need to say anything about that :D

Red_Chili 07-18-2006 11:48 AM

Life is simpler when you fry those annoying higher brain functions...


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