By Dan Zink Sr.
July 02, 2007
Many people are staying in the Ward Lake or Settlers Cove campgrounds for fear that if they get off the beaten path to camp, fish, or enjoy the out of doors they will be labeled trashers of the forest and ruiners of the pristine wilderness. They have become brainwashed.
My wife and I, two old farts, have hiked and trail-biked the few roads that are available until we've worn ruts in them. Those of us who haven't been brainwashed say, come on forest service, come on timber, mining and tourism industries, we need some roads to penetrate the jungle so we can show our grandchildren new WOW places before they are brain-numbed, and we have to rely on the Discovery Channel for a look at the valley behind the mountain.
Dan Zink Sr.
About: " Ketchikan resident for 64 years,enjoy new places and experiences in S.E. Alaska."
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