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Dana Koogler commented on Dana Koogler's status
"Ah.. It is Rocky Flats Trail.  You were jerking me around dude! LOL  Here is Tipi Walter's TR on it and the photo of the chimney is the same.  Look. Rocky Flats TR by Tipi "
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Dana Koogler commented on Dana Koogler's status
"Ok.. Well maybe I am missing something here. I see a Rocky Flats Trail that is in that area and that is 4.5 miles long and even has a chimney along it. I do not see a Rough Fork Trail in the Citico vicinity. I found a Rough Ridge Creek or something…"
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"Dana, It begins up doublecamp road a couple of miles and ends at the last campsite before the road turns uphill."
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John Quillen commented on Dana Koogler's status
"Dana, It begins a couple of miles up the double camp road and ends up where the citico creek road turns up at the last bridge campsite and goes up hill.  It's a great walk.  Here is a write up from last…"
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Dana Koogler posted a status
"Where is Rough Fork Trail in Citico?"
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Dana Koogler commented on Dana Koogler's status
"He is unable to do it... there ya go.  A little obsessive, eh? :-D  I'm leaving and NEVER coming back.. stomps off slams door... peeks around corner to see if anyone is watching.  Two words for this guy. Drama Queen."
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John Quillen commented on Dana Koogler's status
"No, He's still there, trolling as usual, unfortunately.  Yesterday he promised to leave that site and never return. He is unable to do that because he has threatened it multiple times."
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Dana Koogler posted a status
"What ever happened to G.W. on National Parks Traveler? did he get thrown out of the joint there like he did on Gosmokies?"
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Dana Koogler commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"John, Thanks for the update. Thanks to SFW and Myers for all done to fight the fee.  I now find it really fascinating that Vesna pulled that add from Gosmokies and refused to answer the comments regarding the request for an explanation of how…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"This is the most recent FOIA Marianne M.…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"The NPS is increasing entrance fees at Cape Cod. They are going from $5 per motorcycle to $15 per motorcycle. They are going from$3 per person to $10 per person daily fee.  The fee floodgates are open and they are ramming them through…"
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"John, I WISH! This was taken in June...I think YOU have the most adventurous life EVER!"
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"so you've been on another trip?  I want to grow up and be like you!"
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Dana Koogler commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"ha! I knew they were probably going to cave. I'd have been far more shocked if they stood up against the fee.  I am finding that this fee issue and the law suit and all that it has uncovered has really soured my feeling toward the park. It…"
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 3909 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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