People get pissed off at the all terrain fart machines is all. One day relaxing with my baby at the hot springs outside Mammoth, this gang of ATV f*#ks go (t)rolling by in an area designated against OHV use. They built the damn walkway for a reason! Lame on many fronts.
But if getting an abominably big truck with the monster energy drink logo scrawled across the back window to haul your rig up the mountain so you can pretend you're Luke Skywalker on the Forest of Endor is what lights your fire? Well, I guess you gotta do what you gotta do. It's kind of an a-hole thing as much as it's pretty damn cool to be an unabashed a-hole sometimes, and I don't doubt the prudish monster of green-eyed jealousy spurs some of the hatin'.
RIP to brah, by the way. May brosephus maximus shred the gnar always.
I ain't very envoiromentally astute, but always kind of associated sleds with the mountains or whatever. Heard about people doing clandestine expeditions into the Ritter Range etc on them, and they are used for accessing rock/ climbs in the Springtime.