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Myers Morton commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Presently, there may be certain private landowners bordering the park quietly reasserting ownership of property previously lost to the park 8 decades ago (minus 1 year for inverse condemnation) ......with no pushback from the National Park…"
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Lots of money"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Nice.  We need to include this with your totals too.  https://theonefeather.com/2010/04/park-to-receive-more-stimulus-funds/"
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"In 2014 looks like it was 18.5 Million"
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"In 2008 it was 17.2 Million plus 1.5 Million in Omnibus Bill Support. "
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"No problem, Dustin.  If someone can wrangle the Smokies budget numbers for me, we can make a similar chart."
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Too late"
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"May I use this to spread all over Facebook?"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I was passing through campsite 68 last weekend when a guy from Michigan, with his wife and son, started telling me about how the NPS got their budgets slashed.  Then I watched the Inside TN show with Ca$h where he was talking about the entrance…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Jarvis will not resign, but will "retire" at the end of the year.  In other words, he will be "Ditmansoned".  Which is NPS code for…"
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Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"No Fees , period. "
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Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"T. P.--Rest assured the NPS would love to charge anyone and everyone but original terms of land conveyance make it highly problematic when it comes to vehicular usage. As for the motorcycles, I wholeheartedly agree. Noise pollution is such a problem…"
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T.P. Walt commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I had to log in to make a comment about the possibility of the Park charging an entrance fee.  I hate to blaspheme the No Fee crowd (and it seems the onerous $4 per night and reservation-only rule for backpackers will stay in effect for god…"
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Mike Thorpe commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I agree Myers, it has seemed to be their intention from the start... "
Jul 19
Myers Morton commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"They don't want us in the backcountry."
Jul 18
Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"John--that whole reservation system is a fraud. there are far, far too many tales of campsites "fully reserved" which actually hold few or no campers. I have no idea how they are manipulation the numbers but anyone who thinks that there…"
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4319 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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