retired jerry wrote: ↑
December 20th, 2018, 12:42 pm
Yeah, I don't know that congestion has to "be fixed"
Let people know when it's over crowded so they can go somewhere else
But...but...but Jerry, what about the need to regulate us, what about the need for ever-increasing bureaucracy and red-tape, what about big-brother watching out for us? What about gov as an ever-increasing segment of the economy? Under your scheme, how will gov extract more money from us?
Seriously, what I've seen of gov attempts to control traffic in the gorge has been an abysmal failure, a disgusting disgrace, a shameful exhibition of stupidity and incompetence. It's amazing I haven't lashed out in violent display of outrage. I'm not exaggerating the least bit, I've had encounters with rangers that left me stunned at how worthless and contemptuous they were. I can't even fathom the concept of politely submitting online objections to their nonsense. What we really need is the kind of action I can't mention here, because it would be edited (understandably so; I realize Trailkeepers can't be a hotbed of revolutionary advocacy).
Sometimes when I post stuff like the above, I expect a backlash, but the thing is, I've seen some of our most venerable mature gentle kind members post similar rants. I know I'm not alone in my thinking.
Thanks to the OP for bringing this up. It escaped my notice. Just weeks ago, somebody posited that the next step would be increasing meddling in the gorge, and wow, here we are.
Incidentally, there are a lot of documents to sift through. Complicated. Seems there should be a simple two-or-three page summary somewhere, but of course that's anathema to gov, with their love of complexity.