Giving snowmobilers a bad name

Letter to the editor

Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2004

I would like to extend my congratulations to the snowmobilers who deliberately destroyed six hours of ski track grooming on Mendenhall Lake last Friday night. You are the sort of chuckleheads that give us all a bad name. No, I'm not a member of the Juneau Nordic Ski Club. Yes, I ski, but I own more snowmobiles (four) than pairs of skis (three). My friend and neighbor, who grooms those trails without pay or recognition and for the benefit of the entire community, is also a longtime snowmobiler. There are plenty of lakes out there without using the ski loop for a drag strip. Keep this up and snowmobiles will be banned in the few places they're permitted. Think next time. I have a suggestion: Try going somewhere instead of around in circles.

Nick Jans


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