Yes Its Vandalism, Tracks at the Race Track

Respect, that is all I ask of others. Our access to remote places and backcountry adventures hinges on this one issue. While in Death Valley last month I was able to see first hand what the lack of respect looks like.

Last year the park service posted photos and a GPS track documenting someone driving on the Race Track Playa in Death Valley. In the ensuing comments to their post people both trashed the perpetrator and “tried” to justify it. There is absolutely no justification. However, we all are responsible at some level. Education is key. We need to reach out to ALL users and help them understand the results their actions can have, both positive and negative.

Please encourage those you know to learn and follow Tread Lightly ethics.



Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

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