Okay, anon, agreed. BUT when they are not respectful, then what?
Sep 2nd - 20:48pm |
There has been too many restrictions set byour so called leaders, This is the peoples country. as long as they are respectfull let them stay on the trail.
Sep 2nd - 19:57pm |
The ATers brought this on themselves. End it at Abol Bridge.
Sep 2nd - 09:59am |
They are going overboard, though no doubt there is also some hiker abuse. The obvious solution is one that works too great effect in other places like the Green Mountains and Adirondacks - a summit steward.
I don't lose sleep over the mangement of our National Parks, since they seem to have survived despite a regressive, corrupt culture. The Parks are still good places to visit because of dedicated field-level employees, especially seasonal rangers. Fortunately, their efforts aren't completely negated by a horrible, self-serving management structure.
Dogs used to be the biggest pains in the rear in seashore areas where I mostly worked through the years. It seemed like dog owners thought it was cool to let their pets run rampant and could care less that other visitors are put off by their dog shaking sand all over them or being aggressive. I don't envy today's rangers having to enforce the regulation.
A good point about getting around, Ron, but why did he wait until the seventh year of his administration to do it? Clinton and Bush were the same, only flying into the national parks when it suited some other agenda.
Thank you Rick B and d-2, I agree. Thanks also to the President for making this trip. In my own experience, I have found those that only sit behind desks are usually much less informed and effective than those who "get around".
Sep 2nd - 09:27am |
As a geographer, I generally look to the locals to know the names of the places near them and to pronounce those names correctly. Plus, since most Alaskans seem to have wanted the great one to be called Denali for a long time, I am happy for this change.
The point of being president, I should think, is to set an example that the American people can follow and trust. As Harry Truman put it, the buck stops here. Would Truman have flown to Alaska to point out climate change? Maybe. But more likely, he would have given that speech from the Oval Office as a reminder that he was serious.
His "approved method of Presidential travel" is to move his chair from the desk to press room. Its no wonder you don't get the irony of one berating fossil fuel based consumption by burning fossil fuels to do it. Personally, enivironmentally I have no problem with him flying though it is a huge waste of taxpayer dollars.
What is the Runte-approved method of Presidential travel? Please pass your suggestion on through the Us Secret Service, who have a lot more say in this matter than President Obama himself.
Personally, given that you agree with the name change, which is the only topic of the original post, seems to me everything else is a bit of horsefeathers.
PS; Speaking of specious:
Dr. Runte, once again another inexplicable bit of cynicism and sarcasm, which i had been told is the weapon of the weak.
Alaskans have wanted to get rid of this vestage of colonialism for a long time. The National Park Service believes in naming its primary resources for what they are, and naming parks for what they are.
Great point, Dr Runte. The presidential road show seems more than a bit hollow coming on the heels of approving arctic drilling. I don't think the American public is concerned with political correctness as much as celebrity: Obama gets to play on a National Park glacier with Bear Grylls! How's that for 'optics' obscurring irony?
Why stop there? Why not rename Air Force One Denali? Translation: Heap Big Burner of Fossil Fuels on Way to Discuss Global Warming. Does no one else see the irony, or is everyone just afraid to seem not PC?
"The official shift to Denali will have perhaps the biggest impact at Denali National Park and Preserve, which has scattered the name of its iconic peak throughout the park.Park spokeswoman Kathleen Kelly said the park buys its brochures in bulk quantities of 500,000, which means a lot of incorrect mountain names are lingering in its literature.
What the parks *need* is more tax dollars. What the parks -- and the people who visit them -- do *not* need is lodging and camping prices so high people won't be able to afford to visit the parks that they own.
Sep 2nd - 12:14pm |
L. C Johnson
Here we go again.... We seniors worked, paid our taxes to support the park system.... Now we are retired and can and want to use the parks and the government raises our entrance fees. Raise social security to match the increase.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES AND ALL YOU DO TO ENCOURAGE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE NATURAL VALUES
inherent in OUR NATIONAL PARKS especially BEAUTY. OUR CHECK is in the Mail, and THANK YOU AL RUNTE for all
your clever Input and, of course, your Books,
Glad to hear it, Lee. My check just went in the mail. We need to remind ourselves what this website costs--which is plenty. If we lose it, there is no replacement, at least, nothing on the horizon that I can see for now. Others should be doing it, but they aren't. Of course, Kurt can always ask the folks at Budweiser! Find Your Beer, or is it Find Your Park?
The article mentions nothing about how the Traveler is funded, and is that not the bottom line? If you are to have another 10 years, what will that cost--and why are your readers not picking up their share of the tab? As a start, may I suggest a birthday present of $100 from everyone who has commented here?
Congratulations and many, many thanks for the hard work you all do. Checking Traveler is one of the first things I do every morning.
I've wandered around and looked at a couple of other similar sites, but Traveler is far and away the best out there.
Thanks for all the nice photos and information, Rebecca. It brought back many wonderful memories of our stay there in September 2014. During our time there it snowed, transforming the landscape into one big Christmas postcard!
Whoa! Looking at those photos, I was sure I could smell the fresh air, water and all the trees and flowers.
Now I'll read the article.
Sep 1st - 08:31am |
Great pictures Rebecca. I will save this information for next time. We were in Glacier last week and it's is nice to see what we missed. The smoke from the wildfires obscured all the mountains and made hiking a chore. Logan Pass was the clearest but for photographers I would recommend waiting until the smoke clears before heading to Glacier.
I would be more than happy to help with the feral hog problem in congaree if i were permitted to. I also agree with a previous comment, that if the park employees would institute a fe to the hunters it is benifiting multiple objectives.
RANDY TURNER -- I wish you would explain what you concluded specifically, and the distinctions between your objective view and that of NPS. My recollection is in 1999, the Senate and the Senate committee and staff were suffering with new conservative doctrines standing in stark contradiction sometimes in the same Senator or staff member with other doctrines. There was a strong desir
a recent camping adventure at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Thanks for your post, I didn't know about the shell limit, interesting. http://beachhouselinens.com/blogs/news/42148673-guide-to-planning-your-f...