SAN RAFAEL, California (AP) — Work is under way on a Northern California hiking trail being built at a cost of more than $650,000 to bypass the home of Metallica front man James Hetfield. The Marin Independent Journal reports that the 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) trail connecting two open space preserves north of San Francisco is set to be finished as early as September. The new path stems from a 2008 dispute in which Hetfield erected a metal fence blocking a portion of the old trail running through in Marin County land. He complained trail users were damaging his property. Marin officials say the rocker has been accommodating to the new project, allowing trail builders to use his road for access to the site. The newspaper says the trail's high cost resulted from environmental reviews, design work, materials and equipment.
Maybe if the trail users had shown a little respect for the old trail and Hetfield's property this wouldn't be an issue. It would have been nice to know what kind of damage the trail users were doing but then that would have taken some effort by the reporter. I think most of you people don't like it when someone dumps their trash on your street or on your lawn so why shouldn't Hetfield be allowed to protect his property from trash and damage? Obama seems to be doing a good job of fanning the flames of hate toward anybody that is rich - many of the comments here prove it.
3 miles for 650,00. What a deal.
Originally posted by baddmove
reply to post by Night Star
don't you think 650,000$ is a bit MUCH!!