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Old 10-12-2017, 05:02 PM   #26
Justin
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Originally Posted by gebbyfish View Post
We've got people going out without even the thought to have a map, but they are going to remember to buy a permit or a hike safe card? I'm totally for a permit system or a small fee going directly to the park for users, but how do you enforce it? As someone stated above, when there was a permit system, the receptacles were overflowing with unchecked permits and made it on to the trail as trash.
For what it's worth, I have seen a lot of positive changes in recent years in areas that I have visited often for over 30+ years now, mostly because of an increased DEC related presence checking up on folks & performing preventive protections to the resource. I would venture to guess that in many areas of the Adirondacks things are also much better than they were 20 years ago, and there's always room for a little more improvement. I do not share the negative belief that just because something that didn't work two decades ago, it would not make a positive differnece today if properly executed.
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