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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

Better
At 6:18pm on March 19, 2013, Martin Hunley said…
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1285026139&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fn%2F&src=email_notif#!/1285026139/timeline/story?ut=3&hash=-6750051010593665280&wstart=1362124800&wend=1364799599&ustart&__user=1335017977
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  

At 3:18pm on February 22, 2013, DeeDee McGhee said…

Thank you John!  I was most impressed last night...It was truly a moving experience.  I am so proud of Tab, Jennifer and Tonya for the resolution.  I talked to Tonya today and told her about this site.  I am going to forward her the information for it.  You all have my 100% support!

At 4:27am on September 19, 2012, John McGuinness said…

Friend John,


I spend time in Atlanta, far Western NC at the farm, and also Knoxville area for work (I am regional Southeast Sales Manager for Enercon Engineering) - hope to meet you sometime.  I like your FEEASCO stance - thanks for informing others !!

John

At 1:06pm on September 18, 2012, John McGuinness said…

Thank John,

I have enjoyed your site as bystander for some time ...wonderful place to browse and enjoy.

Tusquittee Community in Clay County NC reaches out to save the Chunky Gal Trail, connecting trail to AT.  Please see:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nfsnc/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5387685


Instruction for leaving comments to USFS on link  ... No need for this shooting range because two others on USFS lands are within 25 minutes, and noise will ruin the pristine, precious Chunky Gal Trail.  Any support from fellow hikers is most welcome - hard deadline is this Monday, September 24

John

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nfsnc/news-events/?cid=STELPRDB5387685

At 3:44pm on September 16, 2012, Diane Mason said…

Thanks John. I am a hiking friend of Janet Dalton's. I've been following the fight & back you guys & ladies 100%! Not sure how to help out, I've been letting all my friends & Facebook friends know of the FEEASCO & the efforts to expose the shenanigans at the Sugarlands! I'm not a vocal person or very well educated, but I will help in any way I can. Keep up the good work. Thanks for all your efforts.

At 8:58pm on July 13, 2012, Rodny Barney said…

Thanks I appreciate that.

At 9:47am on April 19, 2012, Rusty Schrubba said…

Thanks for letting me tag along.

At 6:46am on April 17, 2012, Lora McBride said…

Hi John, thanks for the info.

At 9:51pm on April 16, 2012, Donna Davis said…
Thank you for the invite!
At 3:51pm on April 11, 2012, Jeff Schimer said…

Thanks John. The northern Faction supports all of your efforts 100%.

At 1:41pm on April 8, 2012, daphne grant said…

Thanks!

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