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Old 08-04-2010, 03:18 PM
Crockett Crockett is offline
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The park is facing financial problems like most of the others. The government seems to find a way to stick it to you one way or another. At one of the public meetings last fall park officials including the park superintendant discussed the fact that they cannot do an entrance fee and it was brought up that they were not at all barred from other "miscellaneous" fees such as backcountry camping fees, etc. It was tabled for now (as it has been in the past) but I wonder if it won't happen in the future. Selfishly I would rather pay the $35 a year entrance fee than $15 or more each time I went to the backcountry but thats just because I backpack a lot.
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