Over the years it has been interesting to note the latest buzz words going around in government circles describing trails in K Country, such as “designated” and “sustainable.” The latest is “rogue” to describe unofficial trails made by hikers, bikers, equestrians and wildlife. I must protest. Used as an adjective it means “ corrupt, dishonest, operating outside desirable (government) controls.” Words are powerful and must be carefully used. Use the wrong words and you can start a war! In this case the word “rogue” does nothing to help relationships between K Country and the users, the general public. It is downright unfriendly and should be nipped in the bud before it spreads like a virus. Is there something wrong with the word “undesignated”?
I welcome all comments and opinions on this.