One of the things that Frank discussed while I was in Glennallen was that there has been some confusion in times past about whether part or all of the MacLaren Summit trail is in the Clearwater Controlled Use Area. Recently, they have updated or gotten new GIS programming and they have confirmed that the whole of the Summit Trail IS within the MacLaren drainage which makes it a part of the Clearwater Controlled Use Area. F&G is the sole agency which determines that, BLM has nothing to do with the CCUA so their opinion really doesn't have anything to do with it.
That said, that is why they went and put up the new, giant sign at the beginning of the trail that 4th graders should be able to read and understand. However, both Frank and a number of other people have witnessed a ton of idiots acting as if they cant read English and using the trail to hunt caribou anyway. The best medicine would be for the Troopers to hide themselves across the way and give tickets to 20 people in one day for using it to hunt, but they are pretty busy doing other stuff I guess.
I highly recommend that if you see anybody using that trail, obviously to hunt, especially if you see them hauling an animal out, you should take photographs and videos and submit a report including that evidence to the Troopers. Apparently, BLM successfully made a case against somebody abusing the TLAD trail rules (running off trail to hunt in the archaeological district) with video taken by another hunter. This obviously goes for anywhere in the Controlled Use Area, but this seems like such a no-brainer with the new signs. People driving past the sign and willingly ignoring it deserve to get cited for this and the only possible way that they will is if we police ourselves and report them. I'm not really a fan of the CCUA, I hunt south of the highway so I can use motors, but it's disgusting that people scoff the rules in such a plain, obvious location.
Be safe, be incredibly careful confronting anybody (or better yet, don't). I can only imagine how insulting it is to those walking in to see somebody running a side-by-side past them.