Tour of Anchorage Trail [Other]
- 10:00 AM, Mon Jan 16, 2017
Given the opportunity to comment on "multi-use", I believe that all users of multi-use trails have an obligation to respect other users tracks and minimize their impact as much as possible.
If out walking, it is totally disrespectful to walk on a classic ski track that someone went to the effort of breaking off to the edge. Your effort to find easier going greatly diminishes another trail user's experience. Break your own walking track instead of destroying the hard work of others. Maybe heel your dog on the side away from the tracks, your dog is on a leash, right?
When I'm classic skiing and there is a walking track broken out already, I will break my own ski track off to the side wherever possible, hoping it will then be respected.
I don't have the solution but propose there is some natural winter use scheme that could be developed and honored, maybe classic on one side, bike and walking on the other (as it seems to me once well packed they are relatively compatible) and skate skiing down the middle out of necessity because to skate ski at all one needs the width.
With rights come responsibilities.
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