You make a good point about access for all.....but at some point don't we have to acknowledge that not everyone can do everything and while making accommodation is desirable it is not always possible. If the price of access for all is habitat fragmentation and the loss of roadless areas than I'm willing, as I age, to give up things that I once could do but can no longer do. Don't we have to consider the conservation side of our public lands as well?You made some good points in your reply and it is evident that you are passionate about what you believe or like. Good for you! But, so are the "old people" in our society that also have passionate feelings about what they want after retirement. They are just as entitled to that land as you are. For the most part, I feel that was a very insensitive thing to write and selfish to boot. But I'm not going to let it stop me from respecting you and your opinions.
What about our disabled Americans who have not seen an elderly age? Like our disabled veterans, or our disabled in the line of duty first responders? Or those disabled by a careless drunk driver? Or in some other missfortune that someone may need better access? The list goes on. It's no just an age thing, but the elderly are also entitled to access to these lands. These are citizens of our country and deserve every opportunity what any of us are allowed to do. Many did not ask for what they have had to endure. We ensure access in our building codes and public city access. Why not have a prevision for them?
This is of course my opinion, and with these other considerations, I ask you to re-think your opinion as you stated above.