Sorry, I disagree.While I disagree with what they are doing, I tend to agree with the why. I do not have a problem with the recreational use of trails, or better said maintained trails. My problem rests, and I feel most if not all MUD members would agree, that the use of ANY vehicle off established trails or people creating trails is a huge problem now.
There is nothing more infuriating than hiking through the woods, sometimes miles from a road, and see or hear ATVs running around through the woods. It is almost impossible to gather enough information to be able to prosecute them and these people, pardon my french, are screwing up the woods and/or the experience of being alone outdoors.
I love the outdoors, I love wheeling, they can and do coexist well. But these jack ___ s running around where ever they want, when ever they want to needs to stop.
Some boots maybe, but they are certainly capable of puncturing many types of footwear. That doesn't include the potential for lower leg injuries if steps in the wrong place or falls on them.If they followed the online instructions correctly, then those are safe for boots. I will try to find the link later.
Here is the link (See Chapter 4).An angle-cut metal rod driven into the road’s wheel rut will puncture tires while not harming people. The 1/2 inch diameter rod, protruding only about three inches, is too blunt to penetrate a shoe sole under a person’s weight, but sharp enough to puncture the tire of a heavy vehicle.
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/2014/07/16/12news-spike-traps/12756943/ Doesn't sound like a legal trail to me. Just because there is a trail doesn't mean it's legal. This is a person it happened to not a second hand account. Clearly admitted they were off the legal trail. So they knew what they were doing. While any horse or wild animal as well as a hiker could have stepped on these they were clearly targeting OHV riders who refuse to stay on the legal trails.Sorry, I disagree.
Per the prior post, these were found on forest roads, ie legal trails.
There are a multitude of ways to encourage better behavior that don't involve the threat of physical harm.