I had to chuckle when I read the “forests for all” editorial. Most of the trails on Tiger Mountain were made my motorcycle riders back in the 1960s. I used to ride on many of them myself.
Many of the trails followed old logging roads and railroad grades and were kept open by the motorcycle riders. Then they got kicked off the mountain by the hikers once they “discovered” the trails and objected to motorcycles using them. The hikers did not want to share their new trails. Now they get to fight the mountain bikers instead.
If the mountain bikers win out, I think we should put motors on those mountain bikes.