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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"..You know I do, Myers.  Always."
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Myers Morton commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Undercover Rangers?  Did you have our Southern Forest Watch Owl on your bumper?"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"As a victim of two incidents of serious car vandalism/clouting in the Smokies, I was quite surprised with this piece of reporting by WBIR on the subject. Dana posted a blog over at the other site, and this was my response. Ten years ago, as Dana…"
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Thanks Gregg, nice to see you back on the board.  Hope everything is well with you also"
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Gregg Bostick commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"It has been a while since I have posted, but this news compels me to do so.  With the reassignment of Cash and the appointment of Jordan as the acting superintendent of the GSMNP, it only confirms what we all know.  They take care of their…"
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Myers Morton commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Jim, I suggest we know full well how the NPS handles press releases. I expect in this case of firing Cash, there was not enough facts to manipulate; therefore, they said nothing. Erg."
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Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"John--I have no idea of how the NPS handles press releases, but in the outdoor industry such things are basically automatic (even with things like product recalls). This one has a bit of an aroma to it but if they intentionally left Kurt out…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Quick turnaround from Kurt. The NPS hadn't even sent him a press release on that one. I will characterize his sentiment as one of "surprise" and think it fair to say he sees it as an "interesting" development."
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I just sent Kurt a note, Jim.  Great idea.  If nothing else, he may convey some intuition."
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Myers Morton commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Don't forget our experience with them.  The truth is not necessary."
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Myers Morton commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
""...The park says Cash was asked to serve in the position temporarily because of his experience working in urban parks..." Yea, right.  They hired Cash to be the superintendent of the Smoky Mountains because of his experience in urban…"
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Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Andrew--I wondered about that but were I a betting man I'd read things a bit differently. I have to wonder if there isn't some kind of behind the scenes NPS investigation in play here and the bigwigs decided it would be best to have Cash…"
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I read that too Andrew, but his face in that article gives me some hope that there is something more permanent in the works or maybe this is a sort of performance intervention. "
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4620 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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