Melissa Fischer – April 1 at 2:38 PM
What a work project in Pritchett Canyon right before EJS! Almost 350 ft of fence, several carsonites, and rock placements to protect vegetation.
The BLM was very concerned about the area below Rocker Knocker and asked that we try to narrow down the “parking lot” and some of the bypasses being created to the right and left of the obstacle as well as the area above the obstacle where many of us stop for lunch. And, could we do it before Safari?!
As a reminder, none of us enjoy fencing areas off but of all trails in the Moab area, none are, in my opinion, more at risk than Pritchett. This trail is the boundary of Wilderness Study Area and has been reported for damage to the BLM in the past.
If everyone could just drive the trails instead of driving over vegetation or finding smoother, easier routes, fencing wouldn’t be necessary.
I want to thank all of the fantastic volunteers who showed up to carry supplies and manage such a large project.
We also had representatives from BLM and DNR out there to see that off-roaders do care about trail damage and will do what it takes to keep our trails open.
The amount of damage we are seeing from the explosion of motorsports tourism in Moab is beyond what we alone can fix.
Please, when visiting, stay the trail, leave it better than you find it, and educate others to do the same. If not, we may see trails shut down in the near future!
Thanks again volunteers! You did an amazing job!