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Jo Jackson - Neuspickel commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Your welcome!! I am very thankful for everything that ALL of you do!! I hope to get to meet you and others on here someday!"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"...Thank you Jo. You are, and always have been, a great and consistent supporter. "
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Folks, we are planning on meeting with Ca$h so get your concerns to SFW.  On a bit of housekeeping, they have raised the price of this forum to $255 per year.  SFW funds are critically low so it would be a great time to consider a tax…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"This is the comment beneath the article that came out today.  Does it ever speak volumes. Submitted by Ilex_Opaca on September 22, 2016 - 5:55pm. This is why I left after 13 years with the NPS. I witnessed someone in law enforcement stealing…"
Sep 22
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Jo, Please feel free to outline any concerns you have and we will try to take it to him.  And that goes for anyone on this forum."
Sep 22
Jo Jackson - Neuspickel commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Great!! It's about time!! I hope he really listens to what you have to say!!"
Sep 22
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
" Looks like the Cash man is willing to meet with us now. "
Sep 22
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I sent this to the Ca$h Man two days ago.  Strangely, I haven't heard a word. Superintendent Cash, On behalf of the Southern Forest Watch I would like to request a meeting to discuss issues of import to our membership and Smokies…"
Sep 20
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Soehn's tally and mine do not jive.  But hers supports the increase, Big surprise! http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2016/08/18/parkway-proposes-camping-fee-increase/88907406/"
Sep 19
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"The blithering idiots at the Forest Service here in TN tore up part of the Trail of Tears. This on the heels of the NPS superintendent stealing artifacts from Effigy Mounds.  Can the Forest Service or NPS be trusted with ANYTHING?  …"
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Myers Morton commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Praetorian Guard. "
Sep 14
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Everyone's comments are great!  You know Cash is having some moustache twitching.  I'm glad Jim emailed Kurt.  He is the only one to cover this story.  Holly Kays with Smoky Mtn News was interested and she may be doing…"
Sep 14
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Make sure to proof read folks! There's no edit button :p"
Sep 14
Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I noticed the greatful for grateful but thought the "Great Southern Forest Watch" was delightful. John and his crew of merry men are great. Jim Casada"
Sep 14
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"...and I called 'The Southern Forest Watch' the 'Great Southern Forest Watch'  , go home Dustin..you're drunk"
Sep 14
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I misspelled 'grateful'. I'm a moron. "
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4381 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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