In the near future the gate the trail entrance and one or two other locations will be put under video surveillance. It is expensive but now necessary. You are under notice. Video will be used in prosecution if so needed.
Criminal trespass in the second degree.
(1) A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the second degree if he knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in or upon premises of another under circumstances not constituting criminal trespass in the first degree.
(2) Criminal trespass in the second degree is a misdemeanor.
And those that damaged the Forest Service gate and the locks . . . be assured the Federal government takes a dim view of this type of vandalism and of vehicular trespass that if you are caught (we took pictures of the tire tracks), you will face Federal charges.
Everyone say 'thank you' to these miscreants. Scenic is closed!