WELCOME TO SPOTTED DOG RANCH, WHERE ROLLING STONES KEEP ROLLING. THANKS FOR VISITING!
With the smoke and the fire and the stars at night
Up again in the morning bright
With nothing but road and sky in sight
And nothing to do but go...
—old hobo poem
What noone storming the gates? I guess you have to be over 80 walking with a cane to get by the barriers. It should get really quiet in your area..... unless they are looking for a new place to camp!!
I think everyone's going home now...At least, that's how the RV parks are looking.
So..do you think they were paying for the guard and his fuel??..Unbelievable....I should just keep quiet now...GGGrrrrrrrrrrrrr.David
Well, the people in Moab being affected by it sure aren't being quiet. :)I overheard one BLM guy say, "They say they'll call me when it's over and I can go back to work, but how the hell can they call me when my phone's been disconnected because I can't pay the bill?"
They could leave the national parks closed permanently, for all I care.
Well, Boonie, I have some pretty strong feelings about the parks, mostly regarding what the tourism has done to the little towns around them—kind of like I feel about ski areas in Colorado. But that's a rant for another day...
A fitting post! I agree with Boonie (for a change). Let them close the National Parks, we'll just Boondock on the perimeter, hike in and have it all to ourselves. Problem solved.Box Canyon Mark
You and Boonie agree??? Uh oh... :)
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Jeff- Didn't mean to delete your comment, was trying to reply - yes, that's it and I have no idea why he hasn't taken it down. Thanks!
No Problem. Awesome trailer. I love it! Jeff
I guess we timed our stop at Arches and Canyonlands just right!
There was a ticket issued today to some folks who drove around the barricade and visited Arches. They decided the risk of getting a $75 ticket was worth seeing the park, since they'd come a long ways. Glad you didn't have to see it that way. Or was that you? (j/k) :)
I don't feel the same way about the parks being permanently closed as some people indicated. Fellow blogger Gaelyn is a park ranger for half of the year in the Grand Canyon, and she loves (and promotes) the park. http://geogypsytraveler.com/The parks do serve a purpose to preserve natural habitats, establish and maintain programs for children, and to provide access to those who are handicapped. However, I've never considered your point about what happens to the towns that surround the parks. It's certainly food for thought...
I doubt if anyone really wants to see the parks closed...well, except maybe the critters. Well, and Ed Abbey, if he were still around. And maybe all those who used to love the little quiet towns that are now zoos and so expensive we can't afford to visit them anymore, yet alone live there. And dogs - I know for sure that dogs would like to see the parks closed, since they're persona non gratis there. But I bet it's kind of weird out at Arches right now, it's so quiet...