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By Oren Johnson

There are enough trails

Letter from the community


To the Editor:

In response to Kevin Gorman’s letter about the Lyle trails: Concern for a proposed trail into or around Lyle has much to do with reality! Friends of the Gorge (FOG) founder Nancy Russell acquired the Cherry Orchard property and promoted hiking on it. The initial trail was only permitted after the fact. They wish to expand that trail as part of their vision for a trail system on both sides of the Gorge.

Do we need more trails? Fact is: We have three trails within 1/8 mile of Lyle, about 40 miles of trails. We have another eight trail/recreational areas within 10 miles. Now State Education Trust Land is being considered to become part of this trail network, in essence rend...

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