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    Default Selfish idiots destroy rare plants on Kathadin.

    A few days ago two morons parasailed off the Tableland. They laid out big tarps (so their chutes wouldn't snag) and dragged them across fragile plants and nesting areas for Bicknell's Thrush well off the marked trail. They then cleared brush for a runway, amd hollered at hikers back on the trail to haul their crap back down for them, and jumped.
    They landed in a boggy area near a pond about twenty minutes later, alive.
    Late that afternoon they showed up back at the campground, bragging about their stunt and looking to see if anyone had hauled down their gear from the Tableland. They had left their vehicle parked at a lean-to, the people who had reserved the lean-to were more than a little annoyed. The parasailing selfish yahoos managed to slip out of the Park before just before Rangers could confront them.
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    Such people should be banned from BSP for life. Self-centered thrill-seekers who don't give a damn about anyone or anything but themself!

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    i wonder if they were from kweebek?

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    Default those idots on Katahdin

    I want to firmly concur that those idiots be banned from BSP for life.
    Ban them from the whole damn AT for that matter. Such disregard for the fragile alpine environment is reprehensible.

    I just WISH the rangers had caught them

    It would serve them right if no one brought their gear down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neighbor dave View Post
    i wonder if they were from kweebek?
    Was you hopin' they was from Away and might stay there?

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    Default and you wanna be my latex salesman!

    and were building a more accesable trail with more shelters ,...why?
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    if they pulled this stunt on the pct or cdt, they would have had a longer time escapeing and more chance to get caught. the at is ripe for misadventure cause its crowded and accessable.
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    different rules, less fools. rule one. make the trail a place for nature lovers with the skill and respect to travel a harder trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mweinstone View Post
    and were building a more accesable trail with more shelters ,...why?
    You're not one of those elitists I've heard about, are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by mweinstone View Post
    the at is ripe for misadventure cause its crowded and accessable.
    More people does result in more problems, particularly at the most accessible locations, but charging an entry price equal to the cost of a tent is not a remedy. More people also means more eyes and ears, provided those people use them.


    Quote Originally Posted by mweinstone View Post
    different rules, less fools. rule one. make the trail a place for nature lovers with the skill and respect to travel a harder trail.
    Where do these nature lovers to whom you refer learn this skill and respect you find lacking in others if not on the A.T. and elsewhere where they come into contact with nature? I think tending gardens populated with native plants is a great introduction, but it won't get you all the way where you want to go.

    Now I've got other stuff to do. Think on that for a while, will you?

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    Selfish Pigs

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    Shelters suck.
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    I have a theory that it is people like that who have a lot of kids. People with better actions and morals don't seem to have as much. That way the gene pool gets more poluted and everything keeps getting worse.

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    Hang on a minute. My parents had bad morals and actions? I personally feel that your theory is flawed buddy. My brothers and sisters most likely feel the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammock engineer View Post
    I have a theory that it is people like that who have a lot of kids. People with better actions and morals don't seem to have as much. That way the gene pool gets more poluted and everything keeps getting worse.
    And I have an idea that your theory is full of sh#$. You need to revise your theory.


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    I forget: are fires alowed on Big K? If so, I know what I would have done with ALL of their gear. Likely, that would have saved them having to carry most of it down.
    Curse you Perry the Platypus!

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    Why not close down the perimeter road and have all the campgrounds walk-in only? I guess that wouldn't be good for the economy. Where would the Baxter State Park authority gets its income from then?
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    The road to Roaring Brook CG would be a good place to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warren doyle View Post
    Why not close down the perimeter road and have all the campgrounds walk-in only? I guess that wouldn't be good for the economy. Where would the Baxter State Park authority gets its income from then?
    GREAT idea! same with ALL parks everywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    GREAT idea! same with ALL parks everywhere
    Yeah! Then congress can really cut the budget without all of those pesky facilities maintenance bills to pay. Why not get rid of trails too while we're at it? Make people really rough it?


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