Over the weekend, the trail I use most frequently with my dogs was badly damaged by a moron in a Jeep Rubicon. Local readers may have already read about this as my ticked off letter to the editor was published in both local papers! The Yukon News even published the plate number(BPA10). The tire tracks made the trail dangerous for dogs and humans! There is really no way around it either. That trail is the only direct access to Mary Lake itself. I am certainly not the only person who uses it either. It's heavily travelled by skidoos, skiers, skijorers, other dog teams, walkers ect. It's a busy little section of trail.
This is what some of the trail looked like. This was one of the better sections! There were much more damaged areas!
Last night, I sent an email to the Klondike Snowmobile Association asking if they knew of anywhere I could get some kind of trail grooming device to try and repair some of the damage. I offered to pay rental fees, hourly wages, gas money...whatever.
By 10 o'clock this morning, I had been contacted at work by a member of the KSA. By the time I got home from work tonight, the trail was repaired! It's actually better than it was before! It's a thing of beauty. I was so relieved and grateful, I came close to tears! The KSA members volunteered their time and equipment as they have experienced the same type of problems repeated this year on the trails they normally maintain. I can not thank the KSA, specifically Jim and Harris, nearly enough! Your generousity will allow the regular users of this trail to return to their winter activities with no additional worries! THANK YOU!!
I'm not normally a big fan of further government regulation, but I think it's time the City stepped in; A by-law banning the use of anything larger than an ATV on city trails in the winter months makes perfect sense to me. Why should one inconsiderate jerk ruin the enjoyment of an area well within city limits for everyone else?