When the no trespassing signs get torn down, that has an effect on the sentiments of landowners.
No doubt, and at least some of us don't agree with that action. But did you honestly think that wouldn't happen? On 150' of trail? That has been in continuous use for at least 60 years? By some members of a group who feel they are being used as pawns in a small town political pissing contest? Really? And even if they weren't torn down, did you honestly think that even a simple 51% majority were respecting them? Really?