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lauxier
09-23-2007, 02:48 PM
got conned into going to the car show in PF---the crowds were suffocating--early morning--grabbed truck and drove to the park by way of townsend--was shocked to see the streams--you were not kidding---the water was down ---almost stagnent looking in places---saw some trash on a bank at tremont---it was depressing---mama nature usually takes care of all this--she will give us rain and snow---the streams will flow again---hopefully she is vengeful and will shoot litterers----

ijsouth
09-23-2007, 03:17 PM
got conned into going to the car show in PF---the crowds were suffocating

I made the mistake this past April, on my way to Cosby Creek, to go through Pigeon Drop - I didn't know about the car show that happened to be going on that weekend. It took me an hour to go one mile - made rush hour seem pleasant by comparison. I'll never understand why people, who probably battle traffic every work day, go on vacation only to...sit in traffic.

92Esquire
09-23-2007, 05:05 PM
Two years ago in November, She Who Must Be Obeyed said "I need to go to Gatlinburg to buy taffy for a friend for Christmas". This was while we were sitting in the Bass Pro parking lot at about 3PM. I think it was about 6:35 by the time we parked in Gatlinburg.

Come to find out, the co-worker hated taffy. Gosh how I hate Sevierville/Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg traffic.

nvr2L8
09-23-2007, 08:34 PM
Never understood the facination with either taffy or the PF car shows. Much prefer the quiet side of the Smokies. Just makes me sick how PF is creeping into Wears Valley.

pineman19
09-23-2007, 08:53 PM
What is really need is a Sevierville/Pigeon Forge Bypass that links with the Gatlinburg bypass, LOL.

ijsouth
09-23-2007, 09:28 PM
You laugh, but I wouldn't be surprised if that happens some day, although I'm sure the businesses would fight that move. The problem is, of course, the fact that there is only one road leading in to that area. What was needed was some planning, some forethought, but that isn't very common anywhere. Now, it's very difficult to come up with a solution. I'm hoping the areas outside of that corridor don't start getting built up the same way.

milligan trout degree
09-23-2007, 09:37 PM
What is really need is a Sevierville/Pigeon Forge Bypass that links with the Gatlinburg bypass, LOL.


Amen. I second that. And it should be kept really secret, and have a FOV lane for anyone travelling with atleast one fly rod in the car, and have gas stations with free gas paid for by a new tax on tourist dollars in pf/g burg. just a though.

UofMontanaAlum
09-24-2007, 08:47 PM
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pineman19
09-24-2007, 09:50 PM
I don't know anything about the Montana Grizzlies, but your avatar is very cool Montana Alum.


Neal

nvr2L8
09-24-2007, 10:15 PM
OK, that's not funny. It took me 4 months to figure out LOL and you throw

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at me? I got IHGTGBTWBIGF right off (maybe I could just relate too well) but this one is too much.:confused:

And then pineman hand to chime in with "your avatar is very cool"? Jeepers!

lauxier
09-26-2007, 12:23 PM
waited an hour to get breakfast at a certain apple place----got some coffee--started by saying ,i had a employee who had been coming to PF for 25 years and had yet to enter the park---across the tablet--the bride of my friend said"what's the park?"
I said---the smokeys
she said---what's that?
I said--That's the park
She said---what's in the park
I said---Streams and trees and stuff like that
she said---why would i want to go there when i can shop here
I said---because it is a famous national park
she said----I've been coming here for many years---thought the Smokeys were just mountains,i did not know they were "THE PARK"
I got biscuits and gravy,not bad,and hoped that one day my friend's wife would be attacked by a bear----

TomW
09-26-2007, 12:35 PM
Several years ago we were fishing Laurel fork with a friend the last day of our stay. She was going to go to Gatliberg to get her Dad some stick candy that she couldn't get any where else.
She left over an hour before we did and got back to Louisville THREE hours after we did. Four hours just for some candy....

Tom

Paula Begley
09-26-2007, 02:13 PM
You would absolutely not believe how many times we hear "What Park?" here at LRO. I am always blown away...really astonished that people would travel here from far off places and NOT know that they were within 2 miles of the most visited National Park in the country. :confused:

Paula

russ
09-26-2007, 02:22 PM
Steve Moore has told me stories of people criticizing him for not releasing more water into the streams for tubing and for not letting the bears out of their cages more often.

ijsouth
09-26-2007, 08:56 PM
You would absolutely not believe how many times we hear "What Park?" here at LRO. I am always blown away...really astonished that people would travel here from far off places and NOT know that they were within 2 miles of the most visited National Park in the country. :confused:

Paula


Steve Moore has told me stories of people criticizing him for not releasing more water into the streams for tubing and for not letting the bears out of their cages more often.


I had a good laugh when I first read this...then, I thought about it for a bit, and it's a bit scary that people actually have that mentality. No wonder hunting and fishing are on the decline - people are living their lives totally disconnected from the outdoors. The future of our sport and the wildlife we all love are at stake - no future fishermen, no revenues for wildlife management, and the resource will suffer. Take a kid fishing - if you don't have kids of your own, confiscate your neighbor's.

jeffnles1
09-26-2007, 11:14 PM
I'm doing my part :smile:

Jeff

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