Some of us enjoy driving offroad up a mountain (on an existing trail) which in some areas we will no longer be able to do. I really enjoy driving from our desert property in Landers up the back side to big bear in the dirt. We will likely no longer be able to do this.I don't exactly want to drive off road up a mountain. Specifically, what is lost in terms of existing trails? I'm not trying to be difficult, trying to understand.
e.g. 560,00 acres were already owned by a wilderness group. Of the 1.24 million acres remaining, how much does this impact trails?
Edit -- I read the article you linked to. Is the 142,000 acres of land being proposed for off road new, or existing?
You should do some digging into the wilderness group that already "owned" some of the land you speak of. Particularly how the buying and donating went down, who is behind the group, and others, some significant others involved. Corruption at its finest, with your tax dollars.
The trail where the pic in my avatar was taken is in these foot hills leading up the back side of San Gorgonio. This will now be included in the Sand to Snow monument, there are all kinds of trails in those foot hills, beautiful country back there. We just spent a couple days back in there during the week of KOH.