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Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Hey John, I usually keep up reading every so often, but the South Cumberland thing kinda snuck up on me/us. To follow up, at South Cumberland, they're not just charging for Hobbs Cabin; Truck Stop Willy has decided to charge us for every tick,…"
Sep 11, 2015
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Been away for a while, and the only polite thing I can say is... WOW!!! On the South Cumberland backcountry fee. I just checked the price for a night at Hobbs Cabin, a favorite Mid-Winter getaway. $25.85 $20 reservation $3 reservation fee--to…"
Sep 6, 2015
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"@Dan I would imagine a Glock, holster and magazine full of ammo weighs in excess of 4 lbs. Y'ever see a Park Service radio?  Reminds me of the ones used by our troops in WWII. Throw in an extra battery,  a magnum size can of bear…"
Mar 3, 2015
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"John,  I'm not seeing it."
Mar 1, 2015
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Mark, Thanks for all your diligent work,  I'll definitely start giving you some numbers and observations in the future."
Feb 20, 2015
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Feb 20, 2015
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"@Mark Where do you get those numbers without clicking on 100+ campsites,  or is that what you do? Now I'm very suspicious of the claim "The most visited National Park", and I'll agree they play up the numbers to justify…"
Feb 19, 2015
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I'll definitely agree with Jim about the numbers being suspect. Notice how the Non-Rec visits for Jan '15 and Jan '14 were both exactly the same at 630,923? Really?  A number so large,  there isn't even the slightest…"
Feb 19, 2015
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"People traveling through the Park to gamble. The significance seems to be that twice as many use the Park as a thru-way to reach the casinos as do to actually visit the Park. The significance of that would be crushing traffic jams,  litter and…"
Feb 19, 2015
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
" "The only way around this would be to camp in a group area at one of the drive-in campgrounds." Like maybe the closed Abrams Creek Campground?"
Aug 17, 2014
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"How Do they plan to pay for that?"
Feb 14, 2014
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I wonder why the uptick 09-12? A little creative accounting to show the need for a desired outcome?"
Jan 29, 2014
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"@JT,  Yellowstone and Yosemite also have a much higher degree of development in their frontcountry than does the Smokies,  and therefore they should pay for such amenities."
Jan 5, 2014
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"@John,  is it illegal if the guy who's supposed to catch you is on furlough? I seem to recall a Clinton-era shutdown backpack trip.  It was Winter,  during the holidays,  just me and the wind, cold and rain.  Very…"
Sep 30, 2013
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
May 19, 2013
Tim Fell commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Hey Gregg,  is the matching donations effective now,  or is it only during the month of June?"
May 19, 2013

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Hey Folks

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 10:46pm 6 Comments

I want to say thanks to Greg and John for welcoming me to the site.

I've been backpacking the Smokies for more than 30 years now,  and I'm not real happy with the way things are going on in the park.

I have come to this site as "other sites" are fully supportive of this egregious backpacker fee and our equally offensive Park Superintendant.

Of course I'm thoroughly disgusted with the new "backpacker fee" that will be upcoming.  It's not just the money--though that is…

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At 7:53pm on January 14, 2013, Gregg Bostick said…

Welcome to gotsmokies!  You are invited to join Southern Forest Watch.

At 2:33pm on January 13, 2013, John Quillen said…

welcome to the site, Tim.

 
 
 

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