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It was illegally carved in 2005, and an investigation led to the prosecution of two local men.
The trail also required a damage assessment, an engineering review and an extended consulting process that recently yielded a crucial agreement among the BLM, the county and other interested groups. It proposes a plan for allowing motorized access to the canyon.
Porter cautioned that the May 10 ride "will very likely hinder and possibly delay our ability to complete this process," which it hoped to wrap up soon after the release of a required environmental assessment this summer.
Reporter Thomas Burr contributed to this report.
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