Yep I agree with you, I took some out of town friends to the Smiley rock trail
about a year ago, When we got to the water tank we found so many beer cans, bottles and just plain trash, I was so mad and embarrassed. We cleaned it up of course but it amazes me that people would do that. Those same people will wonder why the trails are closing. A small group of us went up there a few weekends ago and notice they closed off the area around the water tank.
I come from Southern California, so many trails I used to 4wheel in are now closed for ever, due to trash and camp fires. I really hope that doesn't continue here, even though it has already started
I am part of the Yavapai County Search & Rescue
(Jeep Posse) In part of our training we go out about once a month to do fire patrol, communications and just to see whats going on out there, but there are so many miles out there we cant see it all.
So everyone that is reading this posting please help us all out, if we all do our part the trails will stay open.
My friends and I were thinking of adopting a trail but not sure on how to go about it, I'm going to check out that site your showing and go to the local forest department to see what they have.
Thanks for getting me fired up about it