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How to Improve Summer Camping in Coluhraduh

1. Confiscatory taxation of UTVs (side-by-sides), ATVs, etc. At the very least, make this apply to Oklahoma and Texas license plates.

2. Deposits of 25 cents on throw-away beverage and water containers.

3. No electrical amplification of sound (aka, music) at campgrounds NOR IN CARS in the campground. No bongo drums.

4. Lock gate of campground at sunset. At Thursday noon, lock the gate until Sunday noon.

5. Campground speed limit of 5 mph. Mechanisms should enforce this speed limit -- something that does severe damage to the tires would be ideal.

6. Inverter-generator usage should be restricted to an hour at breakfast and an hour at the evening meal.

7. Anti-bark collars on dogs.

These seven measures would go a long away towards making Coluhraduh camping less disgusting. They might sound a little draconian, but considering that Scenery Tourism is the first thing that needs to be locked-down during the upcoming Planet-wide Climate Lockdown, these steps are the lesser of two evils.

You might argue that a positive approach would be better than a 'ban this, ban that' approach. Very well then, there should be a new free dot gov site that maintains a well-indexed database of high-resolution landscape photographs. Access should be free and universal.  It should have the capability of streaming.


Ted said…
If only that list could come true. Paradise!

4. Lock gate of campground at sunset. — One of the NM state parks does that: Leasburg Dam. Spikes on the way out, combination entry w/code given to campers at request, changed often. Needless to say I loved it. Evenings and nights undisturbed by door slamming!

I would add a wood burning ban. Propane substitutes are more than good enough—I was fooled by one at OBJ during a fire ban. I had to get within five feet to tell it was “fake”. It roasted S’mores & hotdogs just as well as a choking smoke campfire without any danger or pollution.
From a Texan. I hope you have a nice day.
Oh now, Barney, somebody's feelings got hurt. I didn't want to repeat what I have said before: my first winter was spent in the Texas Hill Country, and I came away loving Texans and Texas. But nothing is perfect, and I don't care for their motorsports culture which they drag to Colorado and ruin the place.
Ed said…

"Very well then, there should be a new free dot gov site that maintains a well-indexed database of high-resolution landscape photographs. Access should be free and universal."

We don't have enough time. Remember the ObamaCare website? Then there is the VA website that was promised 10 years ago that would let the veteran request an appointment. It is still not fully operational and is so convoluted that I don't think it is being used. The Federal government is 2-3 decades behind the private sector in knowing how to us IT.
Oh come on, Ed, Greta (Thunberg) and I need your help!

Seriously, I believe a Climate Change Lockdown is coming, and since there is nothing I can do about it, I might as well try to think of some way it can help me. Obliterating most scenery tourism is the best thing I can think of.
Bon vivant said…
From a lapsed Texan, I couldn't agree more. My favorite, memory, was on the far southern end of OR 101. The land yachts ALL had the cliff view while the four bangers, like my 1982.5 Diesel, 1.8 liter pusher (always take at least one passenger for to push) had to sit in back and look at their fading decals and flickering TV screens through the tinted windows. Yes, they would save their space until a fellow old, white slave to the system, now liberated came to take it the moment they exited. They had flickers because they demanded cable and I paid a dollar for them to enjoy it. My vintage craft lacked a TV and I woulda tossed it anyway. Another singular was the mountain lion in the middle of the night. My daughter snoozed happily, until then, in the pop top and I knew, being 30 years old, the tent would fall away at the first swipe of a paw. Instead of chasing the cat away, like any self respecting ranger would do, they woke everyone with a cruising loudspeaker. What if Yosemite did such!? No one would ever spend a second night in that valley. Don't even get me started on Texas. sigh
Bon Vivant, I have never been lucky enough to see a mountain lion in the wild. The best I can do is a bobcat or two!