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Cutting switchbacks on Lost Mine trail?

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Offline Casa Grande

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Re: Cutting switchbacks on Lost Mine trail?
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2016, 10:24:41 PM »
20 somethings are 'know it alls'. I know because I was one too many years ago. I'm 47 now and realise I wasn't so smart back in my 20s. I've done some of the same stupid things as the guys you got mad at for doing.  If a 40ish year old woman started yelling at me when I was younger, it would have motivated me more to do whatever it was that the 40ish year old female was yelling at me to stop doing.  I understand your frustration, but yelling at strangers is not going to correct anything. And ultimately, isn't that what you wish to accomplish?  Correct bad behavior. Try to explain to them why you're not supposed to cut across switchbacks. They'll either change or they won't, but at least they'll be more inclined to listen to you. I tend to go deaf when I'm being yelled at.

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« Last Edit: August 28, 2016, 07:18:22 AM by Casa Grande »

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Re: Cutting switchbacks on Lost Mine trail?
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2016, 06:29:32 AM »
Yep... you're right about that CG.

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