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Old 11-30-12, 03:38 PM
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National Park Petition

I just found this on Bikingbis.com "Petition seeks camping spots for bicyclists and other self-propelled travelers."

Please see this site and sign the petition at Whitehouse.gov

Here’s the camping petition at WhiteHouse.gov. [You'll need an account to sign the petition]:
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"Here's the" ... suggests a html link, none offered.. want to try again?
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https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...7Q#thank-you=p

Sorry hope this works. If not check out Bikingbis.com
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I signed this the other day, I saw it on Facebook. Everyone should share this on Facebook to help spread the word!
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Old 12-01-12, 10:52 PM
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This is not my understanding. I thought all National Parks had a policy of not turning hiker/bikers away no matter how full the campground?

It only makes sense. The last thing a ranger wants is to turn a hiker/biker away at the end of the day. It would mean people camping in non designated areas. If there was a bear attack and the found the campers had been turned away then there would be hell to pay.
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Old 12-02-12, 12:32 AM
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I rode across the country and was always given priority whether I was at a national or state park. I spent almost 10 days in the Tetons/Yellowstone at the height of the season and never got turned down, even though the sites were full and they were turning cars and RV's back.
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I rode across the country and was always given priority whether I was at a national or state park. I spent almost 10 days in the Tetons/Yellowstone at the height of the season and never got turned down, even though the sites were full and they were turning cars and RV's back.

Yeah sounds to me like whomever put up this petition didn't do their homework.

That website seems to be a great idea but I'll bet a lot of really worthy issues get lost in all of the noise.
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Old 12-03-12, 09:16 AM
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Yeah sounds to me like whomever put up this petition didn't do their homework.
Especially in English class.

Seriously...One would think it was motivated by an experience of getting turned away at a National Park. But as you and others have mentioned, that seems to be the rare exception. I know when I was in W. Yellowstone back in '00 I went to the office that was handling camground reservations and was told that I was not allowed to make a reservation. They told me that I would be accomodated no matter what, and I was and both Madison and Coulter Bay.
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Many of the National Parks in the western US has designated hiker/biker sites. Never experienced hiker/biker camps in the east, except C&O Canal Towpath
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