Thanks. GCPBA is trying to keep up with this stuff, and help folks learn and use the new system. And so that entails a lot of learning for us as well.
I would add a couple of things. I wasn't worried that the rangers would be illogical, but rather, that if confronted with a possibly novel situation under the new regulations, they would interpret them literally. That's sort of a safe haven in human nature when you're in a decision-making role -- go with the plain language in front of you. And because I wasn't sure how the actual regulations were worded, there was a small chance for a glitch.
Fact is, I've been dealing with the head GC river ranger (Mike McGinnis), a key river planner (Linda Jalbert), and the head of the River Office (Steve Sullivan) on these issues for some time now. They are all competent people who are heavily invested in making this new system work for private boaters. GCPBA board members meet with them on a periodic basis and talk face-to-face about the things we and the Park think are important. Topics for our next meeting include discussing CRMP implementation issues such as this.
These folks are always willing to listen -- whether it's in those meetings, or by phone or email. We don't always agree on things, but they are anything but illogical or arbitrary. That gives me a lot of confidence for the way this new program is going to work out over time.
Off the soapbox. Have a great trip and be sure to share some of those pictures around...