Don’t be these people after you get your Bronco.

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I've lived out west 30 years, and the boom in quads and 4WD has destroyed much of the outback I used to hike, ride my mules, and camp. It's made huge portions of state land into some kind of Road Warrior, Burning Man extreme racetrack. It sux, bigtime.

Selfish people not caring about the environment, rules, other uses of public land. I will advocate arrest and banning when I see this type of thing.
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Typical CNN trying to demonize people for having fun and not living in fear of whatever the current agenda is. Agreed that this might have been a little out of hand but still...
 

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These NFS areas have specific rules to gatherings. This is fucked up and ruins it for the rest of us law abiding locals.

not cool and anyone who condones this this is an asshole.
 

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This whole country has permanently freaked out. We had about injury at the waterfalls yesterday. They had to air lift the guy out because he broke part of his back and 70 freaking people in about a 70x150 ft area woulnd clear out of the area and go back down the trail so the rescue crews could do their jobs. They all just crowded in and pulled out their phones. Some asked when this would be over so they could go swimming.

People are getting to be the worst. Especially in crowds.
 

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Okay gonna be honest here (and in an offroad community I can only imagine the push back and flaming I am going to recieve...), but why all the littering for those that enjoy the outdoors that offroad? I realize I am lumping everyone in this bucket, and it may be a few bad apples that ruin it, but some of the quad, 4wd, crowd seems to have very poor manners when it comes to being outside.

I say this being an avid mountain biker, camper, backpacker, kayaker, hiker, etc. This group of individuals I have yet to see toss a beer can, or even a clif bar wrapper into the woods after 20+ years. But I can tell exactly where the 4 wheel drive crowd has been. Why is that?

This is probably my biggest reason for not wanting to attend some club gathering as I wouldn't be able to deal watching people be wreck less or litter while outdoors (again, I am assuming here).
 

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This bag, and others like it, hang off your spare tire. They're convenient for anyone to toss trash into and not have to deal with a bag inside your vehicle.

https://www.amazon.com/Trasharoo-Sp...ld=1&keywords=trasharoo&qid=1617892711&sr=8-2
I plan to order one of these for our trips to East and Central Texas trails. Haven't been in a little while, but they were getting messy the last time I was there.

Hell, there were plastic bags hanging from some of the mesquite on the trails. Don't care if I get called a "tree hugger" I will at least be cleaning up after myself.
 

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If you actually read the entire article you will have noticed that the ‘outrage’ was mostly voiced by the tree hugging Sierra Club that want to shut down motorized vehicle access to all public and private lands. If you happen to live out west, you would know that this is a normal happening on any given weekend at pick your place, Glamis, St. Andrews, Sand Mountain, Pismo, etc. Some weekends do get busier than others but since the weather out here is generally conducive to this type of lifestyle year round it’s not uncommon. What was not reported is the fact that accidents and deaths happen every weekend, usually due to inexperience, alcohol, unsafe vehicle operation or a combination of all of the above. The off-road community is a close knit group and usually self-police’s. When someone is observed operating a vehicle unsafely or under the influence, they are immediately reported to the authorities (park ranger, local police), unfortunately like any other group of enthusiasts there are a few bad apples that draw attention to themselves and give everyone a bad reputation. Don’t believe everything you read without first doing your own research.
I guess it depends on what you mean by outrage but Sierra club had one sentence. I’m sure local law enforcement and paramedics were outraged too that they had to deal with it.
 

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Ford should cancel their reservations and give their $100 to the bronco wildlife fund.

This is 100% how trails get closed.
 

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but why all the littering for those that enjoy the outdoors that offroad?
This 100x.

Also, Federal land is OUR land as citizens. If you wanted your children to inherit your personal land, you wouldn't go dumping antifreeze and whipping PBR cans into the woods, would you? So why would you on federal land?
 
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