The Chief wrote:Bob,
Like any other NP, as the masses come and overwhelm the location, restrictions, "the system", need to be put in place. These restrictions are needed to limit the access in order to have some sort of control over the impact that all these folks will make on the environment if left to their devices.
I figured that you of all people would understand and endorse that.
Maybe I figured wrong?
Only partially wrong. I do understand why the restrictions were put in place and for the most part agree with the reasoning, even though it restricts my free access. Despite the ranger, it was still possible to bypass the system in place, but I chose not to and I think that was in part due to respecting the system. If it had been 5am or a weekday in October I might have acted otherwise. That is, I'm not above cheating the system if I think the impact is minimal. I know you think little of that reasoning and for the most part it is just a rationalization, but that's how I roll - far from perfect.
rgg wrote:Btw, your pictures are not showing - when I looked a bit deeper, I got a "403 Forbidden" error message, so I'm guessing that the site to which you are referring is not open world wide.
Sorry about that. I had too many hacking attempts from China and Eastern Europe, so I closed access to my server outside North America. The kids in those countries need jobs or girlfriends or something.