Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 | 2:02 a.m.
Robert E. Pribila is right on target in his letter, “Zealots took over our wilderness.”
When we lived in the Ridgecrest, Calif., area, the Desert Protection Act had just been passed. Many of the trails we used to take were suddenly designated “wilderness,” which meant no wheeled vehicles of any kind — bicycle, wagon, etc.
Especially saddening was the fact that wheelchair-bound people could not go on those trails, many of which led to places of interest with petroglyphs and other historical sights.
One enterprising person printed signs with the handicapped symbol and the caption, “You’ve been H.A.D.! Handicapped Access Denied,” and placed them on the Bureau of Land Management signs blocking the trails.
Who are we “saving” the wilderness for?