Originally Posted by caspermike
Saucer boy didn't believe in disrespect at the expense of a community. self humiliation is completely different in terms of " having fun and not being so serious" assuming everybody is some super psycho kayak serious freak is juvinile. Most people have fun which is extremely hard to believe!
Not once have we heard a single defense that was ethically and morally correct; only political justification like constitution can they defend. . Pleasure strokes above all else is a fantastic reason to continue to ban kayaking in Yellowstone National Park.
If kayakers had a better image we would have access to Dearborn river in Montana. Including Falls Creek. Yes it effects us directly! Why would they care? they can go somewhere else like chile, Mexico and run real church they don't need this local hoopla.
Respect isn't given its earned.
I don't think we (BDP) were around when they banned kayaking on the dearborn and weren't even alive when kayaking was first banned in Yellowstone (to the best of my knowledge). I understand where you are coming from with the image people portray in public as being a good court deffense, but I think you are taking it all way too seriously. I highly doubt the powers that be are watching our videos and I don't believe we have ever been disrespectful to any landowners (for example at the green truss put in, which we visit quite frequently). Kayaking bans suck but I really don't think BDP has or will have any effect on these bans. On the other hand going and running them illegally
definitely makes the community look bad in the eyes of the powers that be, and is very counter productive for the community's image. Sad but true. And in no way am I condemning any YLA activity. I'm down with it I just can't afford to get caught because I'm a poor as shit and can't afford to "go somewhere else like Chile or Mexico". Anyways I feel like my life has withered away since I started posting on here the other day so this is probably my last response.