Take a hike in January

Dear Editor,
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

Glendale, Arizona