August 27, 2013 in Letters, Opinion

Dishman trail changes sadden

 

I’ve lived in Spokane for 38 years, and graduated from University High School, which was adjacent to Dishman Hills at the time. I actually proposed to my wife in Dishman Hills on Eagle Point.

I have enjoyed going up to Dishman Hills for a nature hike ever since I was a kid. I loved how there were a variety of trails; I hardly came across other people, so the serenity was wonderful. Some trails were beautiful because they weren’t well-traveled and dusty. I recently went up there with my family for a day hike. We were forced to take trails we weren’t familiar with, and ended up not enjoying our experience whatsoever. My wife and I were so sad to see our favorite trails destroyed by these crisscross logs covering them. It looked so unnatural and actually looked destructive.

I am so saddened by what is happening up there. I will feel forced to go on the main trail where I am most likely not going to feel as much serenity and I won’t have as much creative trail-picking. Please have our volunteers put back my favorite trails and recognize your mistake. We all make mistakes.

David Dexter

Spokane

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