Forest Service: Prescriptive easements on Crazy Mountain trails ‘likely non-viable’

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A hiker travels the Porcupine-Ibex trail, a Forest Service trail in the Crazy Mountains that was rerouted to ease access disputes with landowners. 

Brad Wilson, with Friends of the Crazy Mountains, stands at a gate blocking access to a portion of the Porcupine Lowline Trail that traverses private property. The trail has since been rerouted onto national forest lands. 

AMANDA EGGERT Montana Free Press

A 2019 lawsuit brought by public land access advocates over the Forest Service’s handling of four disputed trails in the Crazy Mountains is nearing resolution, and the result could have national implications. The plaintiffs and defendants have filed their last round of major briefs and the U.S. District Court in Billings is expected to schedule an oral argument or issue a decision based on

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