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Erik Gerhardt commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Same thing happened to me, Andrew, with mistakes as a result of omitted letters and apostrophes. I was copying and pasting from Word the portions of what follows specific to each proposal. "
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Andrew Sisson commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Thanks Erik for the links.  I posted my opposition to both fees... Interesting that I typed my response in my email program and copy and pasted it into their text dialog box.  Both times it misspelled the word against.  Below is my…"
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Erik Gerhardt commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Great job by Myers on the final response. And as Donna expressed, I have a lot of respect and gratitude for those who have persisted in spearheading this fight. Whether this one turns out to be a victory or not, this group has been determined and…"
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Donna Davis commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Huge CONGRATS to Kitty...! Keep on keepin' on! We're behind you all the way! I too contacted my Senators and Reps in the fight of HR204. John, Meyers, and the rest, we stand with and behind you as well. Your level of integrity,…"
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Andrew Sisson commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Yeah Kitty.  I contacted my Senators and Representatives in the fight of HR204 as well. "
Tuesday
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"In addition to Myers efforts, Kitty has made some headway by working on and with congress to get this thing stripped!  Look at what our colleagues out West have done!  Congratulations Kitty Benzar. Having trouble viewing this email?…"
Dec 15
Myers Morton commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
""Last" response. The Judge will make a decision."
Dec 14
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Take a few minutes to read Myers latest response to the NPS liar's club.   https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3rQxlRiSX1RVWVlX2dXNXlxTms/edit"
Dec 14
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"The NPS is proposing several "new" units to the system.  Yet they cannot afford to operate the ones they have presently. Also, Denali is charging their climbing guide concessions record increases by gouging them for almost 8% of the…"
Dec 8
David Lee commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Considering the amount of money they're takin' from us I'm not surprised they found someone named "Cash"."
Dec 4
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"       I can't. "
Dec 4
Myers Morton commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Dare I say it?"
Dec 4
Myers Morton commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
""Excuse me while I whip this out!""
Dec 4
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"National Park Service News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 4, 2014 CONTACT – Bill Reynolds - 404-507-5612 Cassius Cash Named Superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park ATLANTA -- National Park Service Southeast…"
Dec 4
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"The Knoxville News Sentinel is running two stories today.  One is about Leconte Lodge managers leaving (who openly supported the fee quite vocally), the other is about the GSMA selling Kephart books (think Gary Wilson, the unabagger and…"
Nov 28
Andrew Sisson commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"When open we should have a SFW fund raiser there....."
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 3927 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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