drm wrote:The issue is not so much, is CRGNSA lying, but internal communication issues.
They would, presumably, be communicating with the media through their most "official" of channels. (Stan Somebody?) Doesn't seem to be a case of every ranger seeing a different tree in the forest. Whatever their media outreach is offering, hasn't perhaps filtered down channel? Possible. Given, though...
drm wrote:As mentioned, I do believe that the trail was actually formally closed briefly after the bridge was out. Presumably they determined not only that it was a very easy crossing once Spring water flows declined, but that very many people were going anyway. So the decision was changed, and some people didn't get the notice.
My recollection, as well. So yeah, likely it's not their media liason making decisions. But wouldn't you think they'd give him or her an update when they do? For the (2nd? 3rd?) most popular destination in the Gorge? Seems like a valid criticism they'd want to take to heart. No organization wants to have communication breakdowns with the press. (Whitehouse aside.)
Oh, and the "lying" (/miscommunicating) theory never was my favored one. Seems at least as likely the reporter has no idea what the difference may be between a bridge and a trail closure.
drm wrote:And they lack the perserverence of a certain OH.org poster.