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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Oh, don't bother him. I just haven't seen him post in a while and was wondering. I was going to ask him if he knew anything about Andy Orr of Graham County. Figure from the early 1900s"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"He is. I've corresponded with him via email. I'll see if I can coax him back over here, Dustin."
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I haven't seen Jim Casada post in a while. Is he still around?"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Very true, Dustin.  In other news, a bear apparently ate a backpacker at campsite 82 today and was…"
Sep 12
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"There goes all that backlog money. The park was definitely at fault and they will be fighting harder than ever to pass the cost to us. Get ready for more fee talk"
Sep 9
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"This is a big win for victims of the fire. I hope they get damages from the NPS over this. https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2020/09/09/national-park-service-failed-warn-gatlinburg-wildfires-judge-rules/5752222002/"
Sep 9
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"While Lameass is breaking his arm to pat himself on the back here, I will never forgive him for supporting the tax on backcountry camping and his refusal to meet with any of us to justify his decision. If you read this article, take note of where…"
Jun 18
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Well said, as usual Erik. Pavement is always the park's greatest expenditure, so it really makes sense to create some more. I am increasingly wondering if the mountain bike proposal (and I am an avid mtn biker) doesn't have something to do…"
May 24
Erik Gerhardt commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Thanks for the heads up, John. Just did get my comments in before the deadline, for what that effort is worth. Any road expansion/construction when the park attributes 80% of its maintenance backlog to existing roads is ridiculous. They call the…"
May 23
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"The comment period closes tonight, so get yours in."
May 21
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Here is a direct link to the comment page. https://parkplanning.nps.gov/commentForm.cfm?documentID=103287"
May 21
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"The NPS is proposing spending a lot of money to build another big road in Metcalf bottoms. I am for the mtn biking proposal, but this road is just a waste of money. Be sure to leave a comment…"
May 21
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"  NPS logic, Dustin."
Apr 6
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Setting backfires with a 80mph wind forecast ?!"
Apr 6
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Dustin, The park service tried to get the whole thing dismissed but this judge said no. Remember they sent Ca$h on a little "assignment' to D.C. until they thought the smoke cleared. Problem was, people died. And I can tell you, because…"
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4761 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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