Reference Mark Johnson's article in the No. 15 issue of the Ouray County Plaindealer. I normally enjoy reading Mr. Johnson's articles but this one went a lit- tle too far with the whining.
I also enjoy the area beyond Owl Creek Pass. We all should remember that the National Forests are generally designated as multi-use land and I am sure we can all find users that we wish were not there when we are there.
An option for a hiker that wants solitude, without hunters or other users, would be to hike the area in January instead of going to the desert for the winter.
Roger C. Welch