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  1. Kurt Dickson says

    How does swimming the Hudson help “highlight the critical importance of river health to the health of the world’s oceans and the overall global environment”?

  2. Duane says

    B4UFly should not be the end-all, be-all, it’s only one of many tools. And the huge empty spot on the map in VizualizeIt just “screams go away (or get permission first). You only have to zoom out in Google Maps from Tear of the Clouds to see that it is in Dix Mountain Wilderness. And a quick “due diligence” Google search for drones permitted in Dix Mountain wilderness quickly produces this for Inyo national Park: “ Possessing or using a wheeled or mechanical device is prohibited (drone, bicycle, motorcycle, cart, etc.), except for persons requiring a wheelchair may use non-motorized wheelchair.” (https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/home/?cid=fseprd583144#:~:text=Wilderness%20Backcountry&text=The%20use%20of%20motorized%20or,or%20carts%20are%20not%20allowed.)

    And there’s this: Rules specific to this property include no camping, no dogs, no drones, and no off-trail travel. (https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9198.html#High_Peaks)

  3. TJ Kayser says

    We are getting out of control in NY state. Electric bikes are now on the NYS canal trail and parents think there is nothing wrong when their kids ride electric scooters, bikes etc while wearing ear buds on public roads. Doesn’t an electric motor make this a motor vehicle? How do they hear warning horns or other road sounds? So to sum it up, we now have numerous un-registered electric motor vehicles, with unlicensed, under age drivers on bike/hike trails with signs posted saying “No motorized vehicles on the trails. Also on public road ways. Now Drones in the ADKs.

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