"Of course the Preserve is adding staff at trail heads to be sure to collect funds for passes. It should be noted that MP is PRIVATE land, it was bought by the Smiley family over the course of decades and that the trust was created to protect the land not the perceived rights of one or another user group. We are incredibly lucky to have access to the Gunks and some humility about it all rather than indignant ranting seems to make sense.
Drink the Kool-Aid, Stoopid!"
Perhaps it would also make sense to know your local history as well as current events before ranting WTG. The Mohonk Trust was created essentially as a tax shelter for the Mohonk Mountain house and to think it was purely for land protection is naive. Currently the Mohonk Mountain House is about to sell 856 acres of land to the Open Space Conservancy, this land is around the old gatehouse and contains farms such as Brook farm and Pine farm, houses and other improvements. It's telling that Smiley Bros. Inc. does not sell directly to the Mohonk Preserve or donate the land to Mohonk Preserve. Why go through OSI who intends to turn it over to MP? This is a very interesting land deal that the Mohonk Neighbors have been watching closely.
The MPNA is an advocacy group for adjacent neighbors of the Mohonk Preserve. In the event of a dispute with the Mohonk Preserve, we can offer assistance in obtaining experts in the following areas; Surveying, Lawyers, Title, expert witnesses, ancient document research, and Maps.