These killings need to stop. First the animals have a right to live. Second, they are suppose to be protected within the park, Third, this killing is not only murder, but is stealing treasures from the citizens of the U.S.A. The park is a preserve, the idea is to keep it safe, natural. But these killings are showing it is not safe, and those doing the killing are making it an unnatural place.
Jul 1st - 17:13pm |
please STOP killing the Denali wolves.
Jul 1st - 17:10pm |
Save man's best wild friend. Stand up for all those who can not stand for themselves. Speak for those who can not speak for themselves. Show the rest of mankind how its done. Thank you.
re: "rattlers asserting their turf do have a way of putting a chill in your plans." They do indeed! The good news is these guys were paying attention to their surroundings and noticed the snake. If they had stepped on it or very near it, the snake would likely have been a lot less docile.
It appears from the GRCA website that you have to pay $15 per person to take the shuttle, but only $30 per vehicle to drive into the park, so families/groups of 3 or more adults save money by driving in and using parking lots within the park. I'd rather see the price incentive turned around, or at least a $30 "group pass" for a vehicle of folks parking at Tusayan.
Utah's state parks, national forests and forest campgrounds, national parks, and other public and private recreation areas throughout the state are experiencing record visitation, too. Low gas prices? An indicator that the country might actually be recovering from the Bush Recession? Maybe people heeding the First Lady's urgings to get out and move?
I have visited several National Parks including Yellowstone, Martin Luther King, and Mt. Rushmore. I always enjoy my visits. Every time I visit the MLK Memorial my heart rejoices and is also saddened. It is breathtaking.
Thanks for the good work that you are doing.
This is quite simple, in my book. The flag represents traitors that were an enemy to the United States. At public buildings that are part of the 50 states, this treasonous flag has no right to be flown. We don't fly nazi flags or the flag of the royal queen (other previous enemies of the US) on state or capital grounds either..
"Is the claim of ecbuck and anonymous and others really that stand-alone confederate flags _must_ be available for sale at park gift shops? "
No the observation is that the actions of some wacko should not be rationale for their removal from the gift shops - or anywhere else for that matter.
The policy explicitly supports flying Confederate flags where the flag provides historical context. The flags aren't being removed from display at Gettysburg or any of the Civil War parks. Contra anonymous on June 26, the flags will continue to be part of park interpretive programs.
"do you still beat your wife" question
Hardly - a legitimate question whose honest answer would clearly negate your position. Not everyone - or even most, of those that display the Stars and Bars are racist.
Eric, you just go on ahead choosing who and what to defend in your screeds and folks will pretty much decide about you without Lee or myself coloring the picture. You've done pretty well in this most recent in staking out your ground.
And, by the way, ignoring a "do you still beat your wife" question of your construction is not the same as running away.
In addition to the horrific church shooting in South Carolina there have been five black churches burned by arson in the past week. I won't stop pointing a loud public finger at racism and it's apologists.
Only if we allow them.
Right. So let's stop them and put that flag in its rightful place in history. Allowing it to continue flying as a middle finger salute to good people is something we need to stop. But allowing it to play its part in a proper context is entirely different. See the Morning Report.
When a symbol is embraced by a hateful group, it ruins it for everyone else. I was in China and bought a nice, natural Buddhist related hand made bracelet. I flipped it over and was amazed to see a symbol of ultimate hate on it. A bunch of hateful Germans ruined a Buddhist good luck symbol and a bunch of hateful whites ruined a historic US symbol.
There never was a "right" to keep slaves.
The 13th amendment using the Constitutional process made it illegal at the federal level.
And the issue today regarding the Stars and Bars has nothing to do with slavery.
"If one checks wikipedia for William Tappan Thompson, who helped to design the confederate flag"
Sorry Rick, that is not the flag that is being discussed today. That flag put the Stars and Bars on a white field to express white supremacy. The flag under discussion today has no white field and was not designed by William Tappan Thompson.
Jun 28th - 18:32pm |
This flag is part of the history of the United States
This is all good. It doesn't even take a special fancy custom-designed dispenser. Just one of those drinking fountains like at my local gym with one of those inverted-J dispensers. It is all baby steps to reduce waste. Add in recent factors like the e-coli in bottle water alert and Nestle looking to drain reservoirs to market their bottled water, and it all adds up.
The Trail takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of our country, from St. Louis, MO, along the magnificent Columbia Rover, to the Trail terminus at Seaside Heights, Oregon. Bring the journals of Captains Lewis and Clark with you so that you can enjoy their words as you travel.
Jun 29th - 16:44pm |
I have been over much of the route and it flows through beautiful country. Do the trip while you can.
I just returned from a visit to Dinosaur with a drive down to Echo Park and Steamboat Rock…Very impressed by the magnificent scenery….Great story on rafting the Yampa !…I would love to do it …Maybe next year.
I was there yesterday and it was too busy for an enjoyable visit. it's mostly a cemetery and I wanted to visit it as such. Couldn't with the crowds. I'll have to try to come back when school is in session mid-week.
Jun 29th - 01:16am |
I will never forget our visit to the battlefield over fifteen years ago. It comes to mind now and then and when it does it is with much clarity. The wind blowing across the long grass like waves and the wonderful smell of - I don't know if it was the grass, or wild flowers, or a kind of spiritual energy surrounding the place.
The surrounding Kaibab National Forest is a superb place for dispersed camping. No campground. (But no water, either.) Just be careful with fire and don't follow the lead of Utah and Arizona natives. Leave a clean campsite instead of a pile of beer cans and bullet casings.
Of course, it's a bit of a drive to the Canyon.
Well, anonymous, if you want to be secluded and away from the normal noise of families then choosing a family campground isn't your best bet. Try the back country. Odds are you won't find a family campground without the sounds of kids.
Jun 28th - 16:34pm |
While this sounds cheap and convenient, it looks like everyone is right on top of each other while I would prefer to be secluded.
Jun 28th - 16:02pm |
Great memories of our stay in a cabin near the Lodge in 2012, and the day we enjoyed hiking the Transept Canyon Trail to this campground with two backpacks full of dirty laundry, and strolling back with clean clothes. I love the North Rim and hope to see it again some day.
Point Sublime, down a long dirt road, offers a primitive campsite on the North Rim that is, truly, sublime. Camped there twice and both times were there alone. Saw a thunderstorm in the distance. Sublime indeed.
I don't if it was same shark, but highly doubt it. Lots of food in the surf zone, lots of nesting turtles (all along SE coast), lots of Spanish Mackerel, and the water has been since mid April. Before the NPS closed the beaches for birds, we hooked a lot sharks while red drum fishing. I didn't land any, because they were just too big for drum fishing gear.
Lee, tahoma, I know I am sounding like a broken record promoting a book, but on the subject of both your comments, "YOUR YOSEMITE" by Robert O. Binnewies is right on target. It is a great read, well researched history, coupled with the risks and rewards of the job (right on target with Ray Bane), and without rancor.
Good points, Tahoma, but I still have to question how much might be preconceived MANAGEMENT opinions and how many are actually preconceived POLITICAL opinions being forced onto NPS managers by politicians whose most generous supporters stand to profit.