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Continued: Walkers, snowmobile riders at odds over park trails in Scott County

  • Article by: DAVID PETERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 20, 2013 - 11:25 PM

Themig looked satisfied, for now, saying with a wry smile as he looked up from the maps: “Everything always gets solved on the tailgate of a truck.”

The key, Rota Hart said, is that “common sense should prevail. Maybe there is room for both of us. But I don’t like to dodge cars if I can. I like to enjoy nature.”

 

David Peterson • 952-746-3285

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  • Rota Hart, 71, has gathered close to 100 signatures from neighbors saying it is absurd that they are blocked from using a trail leading into a major regional park reserve right at their doorstep. Some snowmobilers have also signed the petition, and the two sides are working jointly with park officials toward a resolution.

  • From left, Terry Ege, park officer Dario DePaz, Kim Werkmeister, Brad Chock and Scott County parks chief Mark Themig looked over snowmobile trail maps.

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