Originally Posted by Grannyknot
Those have been my thoughts all along. Smoke & mirrors for what the money will really be spent on.
And correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this is already happening. The backcountry rangers have been scrapped and as far as most people can tell, the funds are really only paying for the reservation system.
So basically, we have a toll road, where the toll only pays for the toll booth itself. Genius.
That's because it was never about raising money for the park. It's a zero sum game meant to limit, impede, and otherwise discourage backcountry use.