I appreciate your feedback on the trailheads, Rob.RobFromRedland wrote:I can't see enough detail on the map, but Thunder Mountain trailhead is either just off the map or at the edge of it, and I can't tell if the road is marked for decommission or not. In addition, the road to the Baty Butte Trail is similar.
Personally, my take on BARK is that they want to close ALL access to the woods, to let nature take over and leave it to the "locals". I do not think they are a friend to hikers. I think they have their own agenda which is completely at odds with those who like to recreate in the woods. But that is just my opinion. Feel free to change my mind!
And I hope your mind can be changed about Bark and our relationship to hikers. We value recreation very highly in our mission - we have staff who serve on the board of directors for the Trailkeepers of Oregon, have allied with several recreation groups such as the Mazamas, and we've even been successful in helping lobby DC for Legacy Roads and Trails funding for MHNF.
To give you an idea of what we're about: http://www.bark-out.org/content/46-loca ... estoration