I ran into three rangers in the SNP a few weeks ago, and I'm not at all proud of my behavior... Here's what happened: I called the Park 2 times to confirm that I could leave a borrowed car at the south entrance gate. When my son's girlfriend offered to let me use her car for my trip, I assured her I would be leaving it in a safe location, so I didn't want to leave her car at any of the lots outside the park toward waynesboro -- there have been reports of vandalism, and a car with out of state plates is probably a bit more of a target. I knew it could be an issue to leave the car at the entrance gate where I knew there was limited room, so I was very specific when I called the Park for advice -- and was told I could leave my car at the Gate. Also, I had arranged for a shuttle from the south entrance gate. So... I entered the park at the swift run gate (that is what it is called, i think...) and signed in, told them I was going to leave the car at the south entrance gate. Then, after some hiking, I walked up to the south entrance gate and said hello. I am a fairly friendly guy -- the Ranger was ok, and wanted to see my pass, which I showed him. When I told him I already had my car in the park, and that I was going to get it and bring it to the south entrance gate he first wanted to see proof that I had paid for vehicle entry... and I told him I had the receipt in the car, and that I would show it to him when I brought the car down. He then told me I couldn't leave it at the Gate. Period. I asked about leaving my car in the employee lot, which had plenty of room, and he said no... It seems I should not have been told I could leave my car at the gate. What annoyed me was that I was told that I could, and the Ranger wouldn't help make the situation work. So far, that would be a small minus score for the rangers -- they gave me bad info and then weren't flexible enough to fix it. But, hey, that's ok -- flexibility isn't in their job description. What I am embarrassed about is that I really argued with them. I shouldn't have -- all the right attitude stuff about making it easier for hikers who come after you is a good thing. So, I left in a huff, and shuttled down to Buena Vista. I had a couple of days to talk to myself about that experience, and vowed to apologize to the Rangers when I returned. Then, I got carried away and ended up with a 29 mile day and finished just before dark instead of the next morning -- to find the entrance gate empty... so I didn't get to apologize.