Originally Posted by Jensjustduckie
CGM, if you don't care if Grand County builds a park why are you posting?
I think anything kayaking or boating specific added to any river in Colorado is a step in the right direction. We already have access issues and unclear laws on water access so anything that does not remove access is a plus in my book.
Wow, so just develop everything, pave anything, alter and f*** with stuff, let's build highways and ramps and railings and, hell, may as well charge admission, put in turnstyles, and we probably should have lifeguards... See where I'm going with this?
Is there any thought for just LEAVING THINGS ALONE?
Hecla is an abomination. It's an amusement park. Let the tourists have it.
I don't want to pay higher fees so a texas touron can have a DEE-LUXE bathroom and a nicely-laid sidewalk and staircase with railing... We have enough of that.
As I said - if the main thrust of this, from the AW standpoint, is flow protection, then hell yes - IF the impacts and development will be kept to a minimum.
And I would really like some answers from Nathan and Caroline, to my questions... What will happen to the open space and free camping around Insp. Pt., and what fee impacts will there be at Pumphouse? If you ask for our support, I would appreciate your willingness to answer reasonable questions, posed politely as I did earlier.
The argument that "It would be neat to have a new surf wave there" is not adequate justification for F***ing with the river, in my humble opinion.