>Access Path

If your land has a road leading to it from public roads, you will enjoy some advantages that those without road access (like myself) don't. However, consider some of the advantages of having no vehicle access:

Privacy, like you may never have experienced. No uninvited visitors, no snooping neighbors, nobody knocking on your door. No building inspectors, checking to see what you are doing and if it is approved. I suppose that comes under freedom. Yes, privacy and freedom to do what I want on my land. Inaccessibility can mean bliss.

Security - if they can't find you, they can't: 1) steal from you, 2) hurt you, 3) vandalize your property.

Absolutely no vehicle traffic, ever. Ever wonder what silence sounds like? No vehicle traffic means peace and quiet and fresh air - two things in short supply in a city.

It should be noted that living this way also means you are on your own: no police, fire or emergency services in the area. It's not really different than the way people lived in this country before the rush to live crowded in cities. However, one must be able to handle any and all emergencies without outside help.

My land lies one mile from any access road, the last mile is on foot. I opted for privacy and security over easy access. My ATV takes me up my wash until it can't go further. Obstacles like large boulders and waterfalls make travel with any vehicle impossible. I did extend my ATV path, by moving boulders, making ramps up small falls, but when the flash floods come, they undo all that work.

Since 'tourists' from the big city sometimes come out on ATVs and follow any trail they see, I installed a locking pipe bollard in a narrow section of the wash one mile from my stopping point. If they are determined to come, they'll have to walk two miles up the wash.

In order to extend my ATV trail up the wash, it required moving massive boulders, sometimes cracking ones that could not be moved and then moving the pieces out of the way. Every 100 yards I gained for the ATV means 100 yards I don't have to walk with 100 lbs on my back. I managed to extend the trail about 1 mile.

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