We were up there riding last Friday and one of the DNR guys informed me that they would be shutting the area down soon due to abuse, and Reiter would become a designated and patrolled ORV area. (They are hiring one person to patrol, Walker, Reiter and the P5000 for now!) As we packed up bikes to leave, two guys came blasting out of the trail looking for gas as they had just come over from the Sultan Basin side. This is one of the problems they have been having. The roads beyond the gravel pit at the Spada Lake overlook have been tanked trapped and posted for some time, but people still abuse it. There was also a donkey carcass dumped on the side of the parking area that did not make them too happy! One of the reasons we rode during the week is the number of people up there on the weekends is crazy! Not to mention quads blasting down the road three abreast. I would rather see it left open and the quads ride there leaving some of the othere areas four wheel free. With Thurston, Juniper and now P5000 being shut down, the pressure on all remaining areas will grow and cause more accidents and abuse there. The Northwest riders need to get active to save our riding areas. I haul out at least a contractor bag of trash from the parking areas everytime I ride just to trying and make a difference. The Stumpjumpers and now Mulisha are organizing clean-ups and trail work. More need to do the same. Take a stand, join a club, AMA, bend over and pick up some trash, tell that guy to put on a helmet or quite his bike down. If we don't we might as well all meet once a week at Moses Lake as it will be the only thing left! Leroy.