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Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 1:38 am | Updated: 1:57 pm, Tue Nov 25, 2014.

TRENTON, Ala. (WAAY)-It attracts thousands of people to Jackson County every year. But the Bingham Mountain Easter rock crawl ride is canceled this year.

Drivers normally show off their specially designed all terrain vehicles. But the Landowners Association of Jackson and Madison Counties says the event tears up the land and there have lots of problems in years past.

Some landowners contacted the Jackson County Sheriff's office to keep folks out this year. Sheriff Chuck Phillips says tresspassers could be arrested if they try to show up and get on the private property.

"The property owner has approached the sheriffs office and said we are tired of these people trespassing and tearing up our land. They leave trash behind and tear up our roads, cabins get broken into" Phillips said.

Scottsboro resident Greg Crick attends the event every year and is still going even though the ride is canceled.

"Its tradition, its what we do. So why stop, I'm going to go and so are hundreds and hundreds of others folks" Crick said.

Two thousand people attended the event last year. The rock climb has been drawing large crowds for fifteen years.

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1 comment:

  • Linda Morris posted at 8:42 am on Fri, Apr 18, 2014.

    Linda Morris Posts: 2

    Such a shame that Mr. Crick and his friends have no respect for the property rights of others.

     

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