Originally Posted by Ed Hansen
Andy, thanks for posting this.
No one will be at the put-in to do a head count...
I am a boater and a land manager now 'non-essential' furloughed government employee. If you take a moment to review the chain of events that is unfolding at Lee's Ferry I hope that you will appreciate the opportunity to have access to Westwater Canyon.
This government impasse is not settled and I fear that it could get worse before it gets better... Public lands belong to the people and there is no doubt that there will be a big mess to clean up once we get back to work. Thanks to all of you honest, responsible folks that are looking out for the facilities and the canyon in our absence!
For those that read through the Westwater business plan you are aware that the Westwater river program does not support itself even at the $10 fee it is not self sustaining - it is an expensive program. We would be there answering the phone calls if we could...
Thank you in advance for respecting the job that the rangers perform and the management decisions that continue to allow for a fabulous,primitive and fairly wilderness like boating experience. Many of us recall the 'open October chaos' and the parking/ boat ramp/ camping clusters. Hopefully you agree that we don't want to go back to those days...