More On The Same Subject
I just finished reading the "The End of Freedom?" in Aug. '09. As I read I could not believe that during your stay in Moab for the '09 Easter Jeep Safari, you would have had such a poor taste left in your mouth from the local law enforcement.
I had the exact opposite experience during my stay in Moab. While on the Fins-n-Things trail, a small group of us were out running the trail and a friend of mine was no longer behind us. I turned around to find him and his family starting out again after a quick trail repair. No sooner had I started to turn around when my steering shaft slipped out of the steering box. As I started to work on it, a couple local law enforcement officers came riding up behind me on four-wheelers. They stopped and asked if there was anything they could do for me, get a hold of my wheeling group, help wrench, anything. They were even polite enough to offer my wife and me a couple bottles of water. After a few minutes finding the correct tools, channel locks, a hammer, Allen wrenches, and a 1/2-inch open-ended wrench, along with a few laughs with the officers, we were back on our way playing catch-up to our group.
These two officers had left such a positive impression on me that while exiting the trail, I had to stop and visit with a small group of Moab's finest to thank them for stopping and to tell them how impressed we were with their hospitality. I explained how grateful we were that they would loosen up and let us drive our questionably street-legal rigs on the roads going to and from the trailheads.
Thank you for your efforts in putting such a great magazine together.
Rob, this is how it should be, and I thank you for writing.
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