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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I was out on the trail for the past week, so when we got to the top of Buzzard's Roost in VA, I received Mark's text. I appreciate that and you, Dustin. "
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"All well here Thanks, John"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I just suspended Nicole Brown from the network. Sorry she has bothered some of you. Thanks Mark for letting me know. If anyone else does this, just let me know.  Hope everyone is well."
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"The inspiration for Woody Woodpecker:  Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)Cades Cove.This bird was so accommodating! I was able to take nearly 200 photos of it.  This is not the best one, but my favorite one!"
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"This is the cantilevered barn at Cable Mill in Cades Cove; probably the most photographed barn around.But, I've never seen any photographs taken INSIDE the barn like this one. I'd love to go back  and shoot this again...but…"
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I just did an email search and checked my junk folder. Did not see any from Nicole Brown. Maybe I deleted it without noticing? I get a lot of emails that I send to the waste bin without reading if I don't recognize the sender."
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Mark Cooke commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Hey Dustin, If you click on the pull down tab above labeled Main you can scroll and count approximately 68 members that the Nicole Brown e-mail was sent to at the left side of your screen. I checked and did not see your name as well as my…"
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I did not get any email from a 'Nicole Brown'"
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"If you are wondering about the e-mail that was sent on 10/05/2020 from this site to every member by a supposed Nicole Brown, it appears to be a breach to this website. I have reached out to John and he asked me to let you know that he will…"
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4768 Comments

Our original Backcountry Tax blog on the gosmokies site was moderated by some folks who held an opinion in favor of backcountry fees.  As a result the blog operator, Jigsha Desai made several threats to shut us down but we remained in operation because it was the most popular blog post in the history of that site.  We decided to take our conversation to a place where our message wouldn't be suppressed.  This blog is the result.

Therefore, it is our collective opinion that the…

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