NATIONAL PARKS
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Do any of you live in the vicinity of one? Regardless, have you ever been to one? I would really like to visit Denali. (That makes me think of Sally's big, honkin' SUV) I like everything about that park with the exception of the concern I have about hiking where grizzlies are. Acadia is pretty damn fine too.
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#2
I don't go to any national parks where I could potentially be eaten by wild life. It's not my place to be there and I could give fuck all about nature. But if you want to invade their territory and die be my guest.
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#3
Thank Allah Trump MNPGA.
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#4
There's a lot of national parks around here. Never been to any though, I'd have to go outside.
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#5
I've been to more city and state parks than national ones. The national parks I've been to most are probably Muir Woods, the Grand Canyon, Sequoia, and Joshua Tree. They're all beautiful.
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(06-05-2019, 07:35 PM)Duchess Wrote: Do any of you live in the vicinity of one? Regardless, have you ever been to one? I would really like to visit Denali. (That makes me think of Sally's big, honkin' SUV) I like everything about that park with the exception of the concern I have about hiking where grizzlies are. Acadia is pretty damn fine too.

Mt Rainier National Park and
North Cascade National park-which I just spent Tue night camping on the lake. : )

It is always in my backyard. And if I am lucky I get a boat day for my job and get to go to the end of the lake. I love it. 

I have been to Denali. I spent a summer just outside the park and had to go into the park to get my mail, which was a 2 mile walk down the road.

I grew up visiting Mt Rainier every summer when my grandma would come out from Minnesota and bring a different cousin each time.
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(06-05-2019, 10:04 PM)sally Wrote: It's not my place to be there 

They are parks for fucks sake.
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(06-06-2019, 02:42 PM)MirahM Wrote: Mt Rainier National Park and
North Cascade National park-which I just spent Tue night camping on the lake. : )

It is always in my backyard. And if I am lucky I get a boat day for my job and get to go to the end of the lake. I love it.

 How cool is that! I know the scenery is glorious.
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(06-06-2019, 03:44 PM)Duchess Wrote:
(06-05-2019, 10:04 PM)sally Wrote: It's not my place to be there 

They are parks for fucks sake.

Just parks to you, but it's the animals home and people act the fool throwing their garbage all over the place and feeding the animals. More animal attacks occur at natioal parks then anywhere else and rightfully so.
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#10
Sally does make a pretty good point. I would like some statistics however! Smiley_emoticons_biggrin
Also-people are dumb at zoos-which is a whole other topic.

I think some places people are more respectful than others. I wonder if there is a stat sheet on where the most incidences have happened regarding people and animals.
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#11
I don't know if wild animals kill more people in national parks than anywhere else, but I do know that people are very very rarely killed by wild animals in national parks.  

More people die in national parks from drowning, falling, car accidents and the like than die from animal attacks.

While I don't doubt that some assholes cause trouble at national parks, just like everywhere else, the national parks I've visited are well-run and monitored by the rangers from the national park service and almost every visitor I've encountered at one is respectful of the environment.  

Anyway, to me, it's better to have designated national parks where people can spend time in natural habitats than it would be to have sport hunters and developers killing off the animals and other life forms on the same land.
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#12
There are quite a few stories of idiots visiting Yellowstone that get too close to elk or bison and end up getting charged. But then there are a LOT of stories of idiots falling off cliffs, falling into geysers, etc too. That's the main reason I don't visit places that attract large crowds. People are assholes.

Speaking of trash, I'm sure you've all see the news about tons of trash being removed from Mount Everest. Literally tons of garbage. And there's so much shit (as in feces) up there that it's poisoning the ground water when the snow melts. And dead bodies.

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#13
When we visited friends in Colorado they talked us into hiking up the rocky mountains and their was a sign at the bottom that said to watch out for mountain lions. I had flipflops on and carried my 4 year old daughter in my arms up the trail because I wouldn't dare let her down. After about a mile I was like fuck you and fuck that stupid water fall you want me to see, I'm hiking back to the bar.
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#14
Another time we visited our friend in Arkansas and he wanted us to hike into the caves in the Ozark mountains. Yeah, NO! Like I want to be sodomized by a crazy mountain man just so I can look at a stupid cave.
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#15
I'm in the part of Colorado that's called wine country for all the vineyards and wineries. There's also a distillery up the road that makes a bunch of fancy booze from the fruit that's grown here. Fuck hiking, gimme alcohol.

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#16
A person can go into the White mts. and go on any trail off the Kancamangus hwy. and go camping for free.
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(06-07-2019, 12:21 AM)Rootilda Wrote: I'm in the part of Colorado that's called wine country for all the vineyards and wineries.  There's also a distillery up the road that makes a bunch of fancy booze from the fruit that's grown here.  Fuck hiking, gimme alcohol.

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#18
I love Acadia NP. Gorgeous up there.
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