markskor wrote:I was up at Whitney this summer and there is a movement (pardon the pun) to issue wag bags, close the toilets at trail camp, and have all hikers pack out all solids. Somehow, with the strict permit system in place, the fees collected, the isolated trail - non wilderness, and the close proximity to Lone Pine, is this the best solution? I myself would gladly pay a few extra dollars for the right not to.
gdurkee wrote:You're absolutely right about the volume of horses, however their manure is not anywhere near as pathogenic, though it's definitely a consideration -- still, we can control humans, we can't control critters.
And George.. stop e-mailing me to find out WHICH entry station it was.. I ain't telling...Bearlover wrote:gdurkee wrote:Finally, and maybe exceeding my mandate here, I take strong exception to the repeated reference to the ranger as "cute" etc. You've got a professional (we hope) doing her job. To diminish her and her message by the "cute little babe" attitude is insulting to her and (ahem) all rangers (of which I'm one...). They (women rangers) put up with that sort of crap 30 years ago. Let's give it a rest.
Your Humble Public Servant,
She was a very professional ranger and I never said I copped a "hey baby!" attitude with her. Read it again.. I said I was thinking "what a cute ranger"(OK I said hella cute) and there ain't no harm in that. Near as I can tell you have taken offence where none was intended or commited. I in no way meant to disparage her professionalism. I felt that had I not mentioned it was a (IMHO)cute lady ranger my story would not convey the aukwardness of the situation. Next time I will hit spell check and PC check before I post
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