Originally Posted by glenn
"I've got some friends who are liberal environmentalists"
Anyways, it actually sounds like he has a claim to shutting down access. There is no way to get through the drainage without cross either his private property another parcel of private land which also does not want skiers crossing. So he says.
So, the public record, including original plats, as well as modern GIS plotting of mining claims which have been inactive for many decades is wrong because Chapman says so?!? You'd think the owners might have addressed this sometime in the last 40 years, no?
Additionally, Chapman claims in the linked "interview" that he is a "real estate broker" rather than a land-swap swindler, having only one land-swap robbery under his belt... Just like he claims he is barely involved in this fiasco -- since some ambiguous company is behind the development plans (He just happens to be a partner in the company!) Chapman has a long and dirty history. I'd have created LLC's to do my bidding too, if I were doing what he's done
Just because someone tells you he's honest, and assures you he's good people doesn't make it so!