Grab your bear can or camp chair, kick your feet up and chew the fat about anything Sierra Nevada related that doesn't quite fit in any of the other forums. Within reason, (and the HST rules and guidelines) this is also an anything goes forum. Tell stories, discuss wilderness issues, music, or whatever else the High Sierra stirs up in your mind.
I do not pack in National Park wilderness because my hiking companions are hairy and walk on all fours but I support everything you are doing, Dave. Most of my backpacking is from non-quota trailheads with self-service permits and I have had good fortune lately with my "quota" trips but it has not always been that way. I get the feeling that policy changes that have an effect on us backpackers are done without any input from backpackers. It should be clear to those in charge that no written or face to face list of rules is going to make a bit of difference when there is no one out there to enforce those rules but this is the government we are talking about. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help.