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Landers Slams ‘Gutless’ ORVer

Dirt bikers ride off-road on Mica Peak private property clearly posted with no trespassing signs seen on the tree near the center of this photo. (Outdoors blog photo: Rich Landers)

SR buddy Rich Landers had a close encounter with an off-road-vehicle fan who rides in the Mica Peak area, for daring to criticize ORVers for trashing private property. Rich begins: "I recently received an email from a gutless reader dissing me for a column I wrote about ORVer's who ride on private property — notably Mica Peak — without permission, as well as on public lands where riding off designated roads is illegal. I call the person 'gutless' because he/she has taken the liberty to call me a moron without having the courage to identify himself/herself more specifically than 'Dusty.' You can read exchange of emails here.

Question: Have you witnessed ORVers ignoring no-trespassing signs or misbehaving in other ways in the backcountry?

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