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Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Some footage of the censor in action that included audio of the guy explaining they didn't what "their kind" around could be truly damning. Did the TV station run any of this other than the live stream version.  Any time there…"
Aug 4
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
Aug 3
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
Aug 3
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I will see if I can find out who it was and point them to this forum so that they can tell you first hand. "
Aug 3
Mike Thorpe commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Thanks for the info Dustin, I find it rather interesting that a local business would not seek to accommodate if not help folks that suffered such loss on any level in their community...."
Aug 3
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"They must have deleted the post because I cannot find it now. It was getting heated and the admins delete stuff from time to time. "
Aug 3
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"They were told to leave the property or they would call the police.  One of them is a member of 'Sevierville Speaks Out' Facebook Group and was talking about it."
Aug 3
Mike Thorpe commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Howdy Guys (and Gals), I am in Gatlinburg at the moment and have been here since Monday evening. I noticed on the local news that a group that is comprised of "victims of the Gatlinburg Fire" were meeting at a local Hotel, Marriot I…"
Aug 3
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Jim I resisted the temptation to reply to all in that email to volunteers and say something about Ca$h's "closed door policy". I'm guessing that with the wildfire heat, they may be feeling some steam. I was informed a few weeks…"
Aug 2
Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Interesting, and obviously not what one would describe as an "open door" policy. John, if they've got a motel room type peep hole, you may well darken the doors of headquarters but never again cross the threshold:). Jim Casada"
Aug 1
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Park Headquarters To gain access to HQ, it is now required that you go to the Front Door and press a button. Someone on staff will buzz you in as quickly as possible. Thanks :) Sheridan   -- Sheridan Roberts, Volunteer Coordinator Great…"
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Jim Casada commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"This reeks of coverup. Jim Casada"
Jul 28
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Since when is it the responsibility of the Interior Secretary to threaten Alaska public lands if their Senator doesn't get on board with the healthcare vote?  Does Zinke, the self professed Teddy Roosevelt reincarnate, not have enough to…"
Jul 27
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Remember when the NPS said they were going to fix the sexual assault/discrimination culture over there recently?  Yeah,  not so much  …"
Jul 26
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"VIA Jerry Grubb U.S. Code › Title 18 › Part IV › Chapter 403 › § 5032.. 18 U.S. Code § 5032 - Delinquency proceedings in district courts; transfer for criminal prosecution A juvenile alleged to have…"
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Cho Oyu Tibet

Posted on April 16, 2016 at 7:30am 18 Comments

This is a place where I intend to post dispatches from our attempt on Cho Oyu April 18-May 31.   Our three team members are Frederick Johansson, Andrea Rigotti and yours truly.  Dispatches may also be found at our group website here.  www.chooyunews.com  …

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SFW letter to Tn State Parks Director Regarding B/C Fees at S. Cumberland

Posted on October 2, 2015 at 6:04pm 0 Comments



Mr. Robertson

Thanks for your response, however I find it difficult to agree with your assertion that taxpaying citizens are "appreciative" of the opportunity to pay to use public lands wherein no amenities other than a cumbersome reservation system are provided.  I also find it highly specious that, as public lands czar for our great state, you were unaware of the Smokies fee scandal since you seem to have followed their…

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SFW Response 9/10/15

Posted on September 10, 2015 at 9:05pm 0 Comments

Case Number 15-5413

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS

FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

___________________________________________

SOUTHERN FOREST WATCH, INC. et al.,

Plaintiffs-Appellants,

vs.

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

SALLY JEWELL, et al.,…

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Myer's Appeal to Sixth Circuit 6/29/15

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Case Number 15-5413

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS

FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

___________________________________________

SOUTHERN FOREST WATCH, INC. et al.,

Plaintiffs-Appellants,

vs.

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

SALLY JEWELL, et al.,

Defendants-Appellees.

____________________________________

Appeal From the United States District Court

For The Eastern District of Tennessee

Docket Number 3:13-cv-00116-TWP-HBG…

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At 11:01pm on June 28, 2017, Jan Cooke said…
Happy Birthday, John!!!
At 1:04pm on March 31, 2015, Joey Prince said…

Thank you sir!!  Glad to be here!!

At 6:55pm on September 29, 2014, Cynthia Clark said…

Thanks John. I'm glad to be here. It's good to know there are others who share some of my views.

At 10:24am on June 19, 2014, Jan Cooke said…
Ha! Yeah. Thought I should get my own membership instead of stalking Mark's!! He was telling me about Bobs Bald and what a cool place. Had to see the pics for myself and he was right! We are heading to Gregory Bald this weekend. Day hike of course ;-)
At 8:17pm on September 5, 2013, Scott Powrie said…

Thanks John pretty impressive site. 

At 10:38am on July 21, 2013, Alan said…
Hey John...I have thought about you several times over the summer...sorry to hear about the difficulties y'all have experienced,but I'm glad your doing well...I enjoyed reading your prospective / thoughts on the people of Pakistan...
Look forward to reading more of your updates

-Alan Fair
At 6:22pm on March 19, 2013, Martin Hunley said…
Knox County, TN commission is considering passing a resolution similar to Blunt County's. All you Fee Fighters in Knox County need to contact your Knox County Commissioners and tell them to support the resolution. Let them know how you feel!!

Commision emails:
tony.norman@knoxcounty.org
jeff.ownby@knoxcounty.org
richard.briggs@knoxcounty.org
larry.smith@knoxcounty.org
brad.anders@knoxcounty.org
dave.wright@knoxcounty.org
michael.brown@knoxcounty.org
mike.hammond@knoxcounty.org
ed.shouse@knoxcounty.org
sam.mckenzie@knoxcounty.org
amy.broyles@knoxcounty.org

Also Mayor Burchett county.mayor@knoxcounty.org

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At 6:18pm on March 19, 2013, Martin Hunley said…
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At 7:08pm on March 5, 2013, Mark Cooke said…

Hey John,

After reading the lawsuit over the weekend I just wanted to thank you and your Knights of the Backcountry for the hard work. Great piece of work. As I told Myers we are hopeful to get a judge with integrity and one you does not cave to political influence. Just wanted you to know that my wife, sister, nephew and I were hiking the Husky Gap trail a couple of years back in the fall and we ran into the Chief Ranger at the intersection of Sugarland Mountain Trail. He told us he was retiring soon and he was walking over to look at where they were thinking of moving campsite 21 to. We all were headed to Little River Trail so we hiked with him.

As we walked I asked him what was going on over off of Ace Gap trail and he told me as I circled my map with a sharpie campsite 4 and 7 were going to be closed. I asked why, and he told me they had some problems being close to a "farm" and mentioned some water quality issues because of run-off from a pond. Thought you may find that interesting. I did not know the details that the SFW exploited until I started following this FEEASCO over a year ago. If I did I would of asked more direct questions. Appreciate you helping bring things full circle.

I enjoy bushwhacking as much as you guys do and I did go up an old trail that went NE between CS 90 and 89 that took you past the old CS 88 before you see the Jenkins Ridge trail to the N. We crossed the creek and walked in the creek at least 17 times as we headed up that old non-maintained trail. At the time we did not know that the old CS 88 was still there but I asked this Chief Ranger why did they reuse the old numbers. When you create a new CS why not issue a new number so you can keep up with how many sites you have had over the years. BTW, as you know there is a new CS 88 on the section of Lakeshore Trail not far from Proctor heading W. He could not answer my question. No method to their madness. I think when he retired Mellisa took over some of his duties of moving and shutting down CS.

Thanks again for standing tall against the wrong.

At 6:13pm on March 1, 2013, Erik Gerhardt said…

John,

I appreciate the forum, the Southern Forest Watch site, the hassle of the FOIA request, the organizational skills, the time, money and certain exasperation you've expended in dedication to this cause. I feel bad arriving so late to the party -- kinda like I've been "freeloading" off you guys. I just never have been one to monitor or participate in these online communities.

Elsewhere you stated that out of the stimulus money (64 million, right?) $200,000 went to repairing horse trails and that was it where the backcountry was concerned. Do you recall where you turned that up, and if you do, could you point me to it?

Thanks,

Erik  

 
 
 

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