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"John--Thanks for the link and folks might want to read the piece and consider signing the attached petition. Certainly it merits the attention of everyone interested in our national parks and their future. Jim Casada"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Thank you for your interest in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Your comments regarding the Proposal to Increase Fees were received on May 31, 2016. On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 7:39 AM, John Quillen <johnquillen@> wrote: "
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Mark just sent me this.  The AT crew told us they were staying in the Leconte Shelter.  Why didn't they just say the shelter is reserved for the trail crew?  I suppose the NPS is more comfortable with lying, so that is what they…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Did a dayhike up to Leconte via Trillium yesterday and noticed something that wasn't there before.  It is a special, carved out, designated parking area for guests of Leconte Lodge.  It even has special gates that look like you need a…"
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"When will a bill be passed that makes it nearly impossible to fire a worker in the private sector?  Only in our Federal Government does this galling policy exist. Maybe the Government is attempting to make up for George Washington's policy…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"As much as I despise Jarvis and all that he has done to ruin the NPS, I will say that after watching the entire hearing, I was left with more respect for him than Congressman Jimmy "Do Nothing" Duncan, my useless Representative.  At…"
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Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I only heard snippets of the hearing this morning, but I just got through listening to the entire thing. If Jarvis isn't toast I will be surprised. He took steady incoming fire from all sides, got caught in contradictory testimony at various…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"He got his ass reamed out!  The catalyst was allowing sexual harrassment of female employees but that brought about all his other sins.  You know, Jarvis has only been in power since 2009.  They brought up his book deal, cronyism,…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Jim, I predict that Jarvis will be "Ditmansoned".  e.g.  run out on a "retirement" by July.  Kitty says July 15.  They are excoriating him."
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4274 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.

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