I was riding today at El Mirage dry lake and my friends and I were climbing a particularly difficult hill in the Shadow Mountains that sorta surround the dry lake. I was the only one to make it up this hill and when I came back down from it we all noticed a white truck coming up to where we were resting. We then saw the emblem on the door of the truck, "Department of the Interior-Bureau of Land Management". Oh great, we thought...they're gonna hassle us for something. Wrong! This BLM ranger gets out and said she's been watching us climb this hill and thought we were doing a pretty good job of it. She only came over to chat with us. She didn't even scope out our bikes for violations. They are all legal anyhow, so we weren't worried. She was really cool and even gave us some nicely detailed maps of the riding area. She told us to be careful on that hill since she had seen a guy recently get airlifted out trying to come down it and then she took off. I was expecting grief and got nothing but smiles and good vibes from a BLM "agent". Maybe that will count for something to somebody up high in the bureaucracy and they won't think we're all mindless motorheads trying to destroy the desert.