Another nature walk spoiled

Another nature walk spoiled I am a senior and one of my passions is to walk in God's unspoiled nature. My favourite hike was the scenic nature trail up the Midnight Dome in Dawson. I have ventured up there for over 30 years, often meeting fellow hikers,

I am a senior and one of my passions is to walk in God’s unspoiled nature. My favourite hike was the scenic nature trail up the Midnight Dome in Dawson. I have ventured up there for over 30 years, often meeting fellow hikers, young and old.

I was therefore appalled when lately I noticed the makings of a new bicycle trail, much of it parallel to the hiking trail. Is it not a very bad idea to put a racetrack on a steep slope next to an existing public walking trail, crossing it three times and making it unsafe for hikers? I wonder how the trail builders got permission to do that.

Is nobody worried that people, hikers or bikers, could get hurt? Would it not have made more sense and probably have been more taxpayer-friendly, if that racetrack, with all its contraptions, was built away from the hiking trail, closer to the subdivision where there already are bicycle jumps?

I can understand why seniors are condemned to sitting in rocking chairs, watching TV when one realizes just how few, if any, rights the footfolk seem to have. Our Dome area is surely large enough to accommodate both hikers and bikers without them getting too close to one another!

Maria Ledergerber

Dawson City

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