Today on the lefthand trail in North Boulder, I opened a gate and it self destructed. As you can see, the base of the post is completely rotted out. After jumping out of the way of the carnage, I moved the gate to a safe settled place and snapped a photo of my victory.
Personally, I hope this gate is done. I never saw the need for it. Most of the cattle are grazed south of the Luchetta road.