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Here's a blast from the past! Myers and I with our friend Mike Tarpy at campsite 13 December 1980.
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"I found it hard to believe that the shelter was totally booked this time of year. We were looking at doing Old Settlers and 33 was full Friday night, which is also hard to believe."
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"Neither did I along the AT, Rob.  But the NPS is having us believe the backcountry is overrun. Looks like ya'll had a fantastic trip.  Love Injun creek. "
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"Just got back from the overcrowded Smokeys backcountry. At a campsite less than 4 miles from the trail head, and on about 8 miles of trail, I saw exactly NO ONE."
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Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I can hear the response now--"But, But . . . it's the middle of the week and off-season. You don't understand, normally we are swamped." That is pure, unmitigated, lying through the teeth, out the anal passage bovine matter of…"
Jan 8
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"http://wate.com/2015/01/07/smokies-prepare-for-frigid-temperatures/ Here is evidence refuting the NPS claim of  "overcrowded backcountry"   Park officials say they did have about 20 people with permits to camp…"
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Rob Cameron commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Of course their response will be that there is no way to tell where the wood came from. They are not going to believe us "rabble" when we say we cut it locally. "
Jan 7
Rob Cameron commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"That is a very good point, Adam."
Jan 7
Adam Beal commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Maybe I can understand a "quarantine" from out of state or distant places but if one has firewood from a tree you cleared in Sevier County, which is now forbidden, this does seem ridiculous and a pretty obvious money/control move. Really…"
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Rob Cameron commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Don't give them any ideas, Jim."
Jan 7
Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"This is environmental idiocy carried to the ultimate degree of absurdity.  Wait, I'll retract the suggestion that this is unsurpassed absurdity, because there may be a regulation in the works requiring pre-approved urine, specially treated…"
Jan 7
Myers Morton commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Absurd it is."
Jan 7
Rob Cameron commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
" Heat-treated firewood will be available to purchase from concessioners in many of the campgrounds as well as from private businesses in the communities around the park."
Jan 7

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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 3946 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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