I just posted this piece to Medium.
In a forest criss-crossed by tracks and trails of many different sorts, three types of users enter for their exercise, entertainment, and escape from the troubles of the world. Pedestrians vary from the agile runner in search of challenges, through dog walkers exercising their pets, groups sharing the social joys of outdoor connection with nature, and loners or couples walking for the love of nature, to the very aged seeking peace and a degree of isolation. Horse riders look for routes free from overhanging branches that might sweep them from their steeds as they explore the countryside from their high perches. Cyclists seem mostly in search the thrills to be had from speed and risks zooming down steep, irregular tracks. To continue reading please follow this link.
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