Mud? Ice? High water at stream crossings?
This is the place to let the trail community know what you encountered, where and when (be as precise as possible). Suggestion: Make the trail or park name your subject.
To report serious trail problems that need Trail Conference attention, including illegal trail use issues, visit our Contact Us page. Problems reported through our Contact Us page get to the maintainers fast and reliably. Problems reported on the forum below may help fellow trail users avoid problem areas until they get fixed, but not all maintainers read this regularly.
ATVs and park police and rangers in Harriman
Illegal ATVs in parks
The Trail Conference staff and lead volunteers are very aware of the use of illegal off-road vehicles in Harriman and other parks. Unfortunately, our parks are woefully underfunded--including for enforcement--and that is not a problem that will be addressed overnight. The public needs to back us up when we urge our public officials to make parks funding a priority. Only then can more rangers can be hired and be better trained.
In the meantime, we continue to urge hikers and other park users to document as best they can the where and when of illegal trail uses. In particular, document where ATVs are coming from. Do not confront ATV users. Take pictures and videos if possible. Report your observations at http://www.nynjtc.org/webform/illegal-usage-problem-report. Help compile the evidence needed to make the case for funding enforcement.
Then, when budget season comes around, write letters to your public officials in support of adequate funding for parks.
I, the public, back you in
Well said. Am holding my 25
thank you Estelle and NYNJTC
State Park Police and Rangers
ATVs and trash
Wildcat Ridge trash nightmare
trash at Wildcat Ridge
trash at Wildcat Ridge - further info
Batcave sign destroyed
ATV's (My 2 cents)
Interesting thegup, but what