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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. "
Mar 25
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Well spoken, as usual, Erik."
Mar 25
Erik Gerhardt commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"So no public review/comment period on the $56 charge for groups of 8-12 to enter Whiteoak Sink for 3 hours? Has the process changed so that the tax-paying owners no longer have a voice, or is this avoided by merely labeling the new system a…"
Mar 23
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Kitty Benzar sent me this article and it is well worth the read. Really puts some perspective on how our beloved NPS lost its way. https://harpers.org/archive/2021/04/the-business-of-scenery-why-national-parks-need-new-management/#"
Mar 20
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"Of course, Jo. Of course."
Mar 16
Jo Neuspickel commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"wow!! The next thing will be you need a reservation at trail heads (of course with a fee)!"
Mar 15
Dustin M commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
"WOW! "
Mar 14
John Quillen commented on John Quillen's blog post BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition
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BACKCOUNTRY TAX FEEASCO the unedited and uncensored edition

Posted by John Quillen on December 20, 2011 at 8:30pm 4790 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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