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Posted on February 22 at 1:41 p.m.

The author's intent is noble...wanting to share a great experience with others is very human. But sbn8v is also right. By encouraging people to get out in the backcountry and enjoy the peace and quiet, you are encouraging people to get out in the backcountry; and with a backcountry overrun with people, there is no longer peace and quiet.

The same thing happened at the turn of the 20th Century, when the National Parks were widely promoted and became a fashionable getaway, with unintended consequences, but consequences nonetheless. The Parks were soon overrun with city dwellers who had no idea how to care for the very thing they were trying to appreciate, and much damage was done to the delicate ecosystems.

So maybe future articles could contain some trail tips for the laymen, like...don't be a jerk, be a steward of the land, treat the natural world with the respect it needs, and if you pack it in, pack it out. And if you can't follow these easy tips, go back to the filthy beach!

On Coldwater Camp Day Hike

Posted on August 29 at 11:28 a.m.

FYI - Landscape Architect and Landscape Designer are not interchangeable terms. Anyone can start a business today as a landscape designer.

To legally call yourself a landscape architect though, you must first obtain a degree (usually 5 years minimum for undergrad, 2-3 years for graduate), work under a licensed landscape architect for a minimum of two years, and then take a grueling 2 day, 5 part exam (which has about a 25% pass rate).

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Posted on January 5 at 4:05 p.m.

I thought we had decided that the sun doesn't orbit the earth.

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Posted on September 24 at 11:44 a.m.

Ok fella, that's one side of the story. Where's the other?....perhaps a quote from one of the many who were in favor of the project, and how the Commission fell for the Brinkerhoffization of Bradbury argument.

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