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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"     And, you can only MAIL in your comments.  Talk about public comment suppression!  Unbelievable."
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"The Turtle made me aware of this one.  Looks like the NPS fee machine is cranking up in full speed, today at the Big South Fork. Take a look at how much they want to increase these fees. Picnic Shelter rentals go from $10 to $30. …"
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Sorry to hear that. Condolences to Jim and his family."
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Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"My deepest condolences on hearing of the passing of Jim's wife. I look forward to reading Jim's latest book,  I imagine it will place him in the ranks of the great Smokies storytellers of Carson Brewer and Horace Kephart."
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Several of you have asked me about Jim Casada's doings over the past year or so. As you may be aware, his wife was suffering with Alzheimers and finally passed in October. Some good news is that he has just completed a new book and I thought I…"
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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. "
Oct 11, 2020
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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"A view from the recently opened Foothills Parkway"
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"I believe this is Lower Lynn Camp Falls on the Middle Prong Trail"
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"Old Barn (now gone) with The Smokies in the background. Taken from Wears Valley Rd."
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"Cades Cove, near exit from the loop"
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4774 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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