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Jo Neuspickel commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Sadly John you are probably right. I did read somewhere that they have a shuttle for Cades Cove too now. I believe it cost $25 a person! I guess my husband and I will have to start exploring the surrounding areas! We have wanted to but never have!…"
Jul 26
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Yes Jo. No surprise to any of us here. Entrance fee is next."
Jul 26
Jo Neuspickel commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"We all knew this was going to happen! (or at least I did) The next thing will be parking fees at ALL trailheads or something like that!"
Jul 26
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"GATLINBURG, Tenn. — The National Park Service is seeking public input on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Laurel Falls Trail Congestion Management Pilot Project. The pilot would address visitor experience, safety and parking congestion…"
Jul 26
Jo Neuspickel commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Well that is kinda scary! I would like to think that the ranger's would be out enforcing more of the rules than bothering people doing what the park is for! When I say enforcing the rules I am talking about the Razors we saw a couple months ago…"
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
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John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Jo, 12$ is over a third of our current monthly operating expenses! Thanks so much."
Apr 9
Jo Neuspickel commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Well I don't shop Amazon all that often but when I do I donate to SFW! I just checked and as of yesterday I donated a whopping $12.17!!! Maybe I need to shop Amazon more often!! I guess every little bit helps though!"
Apr 9
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Thanks AJ!"
Apr 9
Andrew Sisson commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I just went to smile.amazon.com and selected Southern Forest Watch.  Thanks to John & Meyers for all you do!"
Apr 8
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"I have a big favor to ask of folks here. Myers is working on some FOIA requests that will keep the NPS busy on several issues we have been discussing over here. However, we need money. And instead of begging you for a donation, you can simply…"
Apr 8
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"That's too bad, Jo. I like the RRG. Best climbing on the East Coast there."
Apr 7
Jo Neuspickel commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"From what I have been hearing they are talking about this in Red River Gorge area in Kentucky. They want designated camp spots only. Oh and by reservation I believe! I could be wrong but this talk has been going on social media for a while now."
Apr 5
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Wonder how long before this comes to our National…"
Apr 5
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Thank you, Erik. "
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4796 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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