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By Stewart Mitchell - carpenter, mountain biker
Lately I have caught myself taking the last best place for granted and I’ve decided to try some new approaches to ensure we don’t lose what we already have.
With cell phones, GPS and the latest 4WD technology waiting to take me almost anywhere anytime, I sometimes forget just how wild and pristine our local environment really is.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Guest Column - April 16, 2010
By Ben Donatelle
I've been a mountain biker all my life. I remember camping with my family in the forests of northern Wisconsin and riding my little BMX bike around the trails even at 6 and 7 years old.
As I grew older and started exploring the trails with my friends, my bicycle was always my ticket to freedom. I didn't want to be anywhere else but in the saddle zipping through the woods, or down a steep ravine, so when I moved to Bozeman eight years ago it felt like Shangri-La.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle Editorial Board
Gallatin National Forest officials have reacted reasonably to a court ruling that the forest’s travel plan violated provisions in the Wilderness Study Act.
The forest is closing some 180 miles of trail in the Hyalite-Porcupine-Buffalo Wilderness Study Area to mountain bikers and 30 miles of trail to motorcyclists. Those changes represent a 75 percent and 43 percent reduction in trail access respectively.