Trail building prompts $1,000 fine in Sedona

2012-06-08T05:00:00Z Trail building prompts $1,000 fine in Sedona Arizona Daily Sun
June 08, 2012 5:00 am

A 62-year-old Sedona man has been banned from all national forests in Arizona and will be paying a $1,000 fine after admitting to building unauthorized trails.

John Finch, 62, pleaded guilty to unauthorized trail construction in the Red Rock Ranger District near Sedona on Monday in federal court.

He received a year of probation in addition to the fine and temporary ban.

He is the second convicted this year of building illegal trails in the forest near Sedona.

Gerald Griffin, 74, was cited for the same thing, banned from the national forests for two years, and fined $1,000 in April.

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  1. eb
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    eb - June 08, 2012 2:17 pm
    All the motorcycle trails on the Peaks/Wing Mtn have been there for 20 years or so, except for the ones built with the cooperation of the Forest Service.
  2. JusMe
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    JusMe - June 08, 2012 7:47 am
    So motorcycles/atvs, etc have built their own trails in the forest. How come none of them have been arrested and banned from the national forests?
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