June 16, 2015

I support the proposed Black Butte Trail from Black Butte Ranch to Sisters.

I have lived at Black Butte Ranch since 1998 and have enjoyed all the greater-Sisters community has to offer. There is not doubt in my mind that the proposed Trail would be an asset to the area and an opportunity for future generations of all physical capabilities and ages to enjoy our beautiful forests in a safe and convenient manner.

I have noted that much of the discussion has revolved around the Trail as a biking trail. I am a biker. I am a walker, too. A vigorous walk through a majestic forest does wonders for the body and soul.

This Trail complements an already ideal community. Build it soon.

Respectfully:

Carolyn M. Gabrielson

Black Butte Ranch resident

Deschutes County registered voter