Build wooden stuff.
This isn't in response to anything recent. I was just rereading this old article/interview with Zach Jarrett @ BLM (the guy in charge of the legal and federally funded awesomeness that is Sandy Ridge) that addressed the closure of the Marmot Dam downhill trails (which were sweet and close in to town). What stands out above everything else in the interviews, in the photos, and in my memory, is that the trail and its presence in the area was nbd until people started building wooden shit.
Don't build wooden shit.
One more time: don't build wooden shit.
"What?" you ask. Oh, allow me to repeat myself: Don't build wooden shit.
That is all.