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by bigracket1
Dec 21 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Take Action against Fee Demo !!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3947

Re: Take Action against Fee Demo !!!

I watched that trailer for the Forest Service DVDs. Reading between the lines, the commercial interests of grazing, logging and mining compete against the recreational interests, and it all gets resolved by your regional FS office after they field complaints in every direction, until someone in some...
by bigracket1
Mar 27 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Backpacking
Topic: Do you carry a compass and Topo Map every trip?
Replies: 40
Views: 3720

Not that carrying a map is a bad idea, but two of the worst hiking experiences I've ever had occurred when I knew exactly where I was on the map. One was coming down Mazatzal Peak, which has no easy trail to the top, and the other was coming down from peak #4 of the Four Peaks. There's nothing worse...
by bigracket1
Feb 08 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Take Action against Fee Demo !!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3947

Also, they take down the pay stations in the Supes during the summer. That's my prime hiking time there, no fee and I usually have the trails to myself. Obviously the forest service wants the most bang for the buck and won't spend the time or money to maintain a paystation that is not paying for it...
by bigracket1
Feb 08 2004 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Take Action against Fee Demo !!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3947

In response to joe bartels' reply: Joe, I think you've described the problem very well, and in so few words. What some people call wilderness is simply an area outside of town. Such areas are frequently visited, sometimes by hundreds of people per weekend. These areas are not true wilderness, and i...
by bigracket1
Feb 07 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Take Action against Fee Demo !!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3947

In response to stsimmer's reply: Mr Zimmer, you and others might want to question why some areas get higher use than others. There are really only two reasons: proximity to metro areas, and paved roads, both of which can be termed jointly as easy access. The beauty of the landscape comes in at a di...

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