Up to today,,, it has never been known for certain which the full size 4x4 group was involved in the Maxton Plains incident,, or who it was that actually drove out on the plains,,, However, the group that was caught out in the wetlands this past season has always been suspected,,,..
MotorSlut,, alludes that one group did both.. I've always thought they did as well... The Rental cabin is very to the plains and as I understand it, they stayed there at the time the plains were ripped up/ driven upon.. While I have no proof the same group did both,, I honestly suspect she is most likely right.
As to the DI trails:.... The trails/forest roads are open. The have not been closed.