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RE: Sad state of our National Parks-II

Yeah but my hammer is out and laying on the table. Don't screw it up folks :E Admin Thor...don't be afraid to use that mighty hammer! This "non-political" (cough, cough) thread needs it.
dewey02 08/06/19 07:42pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Best way through St. Paul

Heading up 35 toDuluth tomorrow. Is it best to take 494 around the city? Just curious. Heading to the Blues festival? Or touring the North Shore?
dewey02 08/05/19 07:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Bicyclist/RV Death

When you step foot in the ocean you become part of the food chain. Kind of the same on a roadway. Like it or not, as aggravating as they can sometimes be, a cyclist has the same legal rights to most roads as we do with our RVs. There is a difference between having legal rights and being stupid. On a bicycle, you have a foam helmet to protect your head and are traveling around 5-10 mph. An RV is a 10,000 pound hunk of steel traveling at 50-60 mph. Accidents happen and people (both cyclists and RVers) can be inattentive. Which vehicle and driver do you think runs the greater risk of being injured or killed? If you lose your life while exercising your legal rights on a bicycle, only your ghost can stand there and yell "but I have a legal right to the roadway!" Turn the Page's comment listed above makes sense. Personal safety should be a higher priority than legal least it is for me.
dewey02 07/26/19 01:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campspreading

I've got a different version of camp spreading. It was at a USFS campground. The people pulled into the site. Immediately, they got out a pole saw and started cutting branches off trees. Then they got out a weed wacker and started mowing down vegetation that wasn't tree sized. I'm not talking just grass, but vegetation that was waist to shoulder height. Probably doubled the open area of the camp site. This was a forested campground with lots of vegetation between sites (which we prefer so as not to be a big open area). Of course, there was a site and trailer for a campground host, but he/she was not there the entire time we stayed at the campground. The camper must have been somewhat local, because he came back and started unloading firewood at his site and stacking it between trees. He probably had a full rick of wood stacked up before he was done. Fortunately, we were leaving the next day, so we didn't have to contend with whatever other modifications or actions he took on.
dewey02 07/13/19 06:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Fall trip to Kentucky

We stayed at Big Bone Lick state park when doing the Ark. nice campground, herd of buffalo, and interesting archaeology (site of ancient bison and mastadons). The ark is very impressive. Enjoy your visit to KY. Very nice and friendly people here. We are northerners and moved here permanently last year. Couldn't be happier!
dewey02 07/07/19 02:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Feds open 1.4 million acres to hunters and fishermen

... By almost every metric private commercial forestland (owned by big greedy capitalist timber companies) are in better health, more biodiverse, and more resilient to disturbance than the adjacent federal forestland.... Everyone always says they want federal forests managed according to the best available science. Yet Congress keeps passing laws forbidding the Forest Service from using the best science. While I don't completely disagree with your post,, please don't quote and respond to your own posts and attribute them to me. I agreed with, but never said or wrote what you have quoted. Those are your words. Thank you in advance for either changing or deleting your post
dewey02 07/04/19 06:09am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Duluth, mn

Within Duluth: Indian Point; Spirit Mountain (beautiful overlook of the city and Lake Superior, but not from the campground) Near Duluth: Burlington Bay on L. Superior in Two Harbors -30 miles away; Koa in Cloquet, -19 miles away; Spafford Park in Cloquet-20 miles My recommendation - spirit man in Duluth or Burlington Bay in Two Harbors
dewey02 07/03/19 03:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds

Buy the allstays app. Definitely worth it!
dewey02 06/30/19 06:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cummins Buying Fuel Cell Company - Hydrogenics 1.21 Gigawatts???? ;)
dewey02 06/29/19 09:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: How long to return to camping after open heart surgery

My first major trip out of the house after bypass surgery (cracked chest and 5 bypasses) was to a home & RV show, where we bought a new travel trailer. We took it out about a month after purchasing it. However, after having your chest plate opened, you are severely limited in what you can do for many, many weeks - they tell you you shouldn't even lift a gallon of milk, or you can tear you chest back open. Once you heal your chest, every thing else is pretty minor. Glad to hear you are doing ok, and enjoy the rest of your life. God and the doctor have given you more time on the planet. Enjoy it.
dewey02 06/29/19 09:26pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Lake Superior… bad are the bugs this time of year?

It can be hit or miss. I used to work in the woods in the U.P. and black flies and skeeters were terrible in June and into July. We wore head nets and bare skin anywhere and bite proof clothing. But a couple of years ago, the wife and I took an RV trip through the U.P. In mid-June and had nary a skeeter and no black flies. I was shocked. We only encountered bad, but tolerable skeeters at Lake Goebic State Park in western U.P.
dewey02 06/26/19 09:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OH Happy Day... for now..... only 2 cents apart

$2.16 in Kentucky
dewey02 06/23/19 07:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Feds open 1.4 million acres to hunters and fishermen

I like clean air and water and the regulations that used to prohibit those who would plunder and pollute for their own greedy purposes from doing as they please. When the last tree is cut down and the last bit of drinkable water is poisoned and there's nowhere for your children and grandchildren to visit that hasn't been destroyed with industrialization you'll have nothing left to do but eat your petroleum and fossil fuel. Funny- I haven't seen that happening. Matter of fact, I haven't seen ANYTHING close to that. By almost every metric private commercial forestland (owned by big greedy capitalist timber companies) are in better health, more biodiverse, and more resilient to disturbance than the adjacent federal forestland. But then, most so-called environmentalist would not recognize a healthy forest if they got lost in one. As a long time (and now retired) forester with a federal land management agency, I've spent a lot of time with inventory, productivity, and mortality data on both public and private lands. And all I've got to say in response to your comment is: are absolutely correct!
dewey02 06/23/19 07:06pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: New MVUM finder site, I think, and some odd omissions

Have you seen this one? Supposedly Nation wide Interactive Visitor Map The accuracy of these maps bug me. When I'm hunting for a boondock spot, and the federal map shows I'm on federal land, but somebody's put up NO TRESPASSING signs, what gives. My favorite is when I'm on a marked forest service fire road, and it dead ends into a locked gate "private property no trespassing". The map shows the road goes through, so is the map wrong or is did someone erect an illegal gate? Not sure who to ask these questions to. The folks at the local forest service office claim not to know, but I'm thinking they just don't want to be bothered. I think you hit the nail on the head. As a retired USFS manager who actually was involved in the whole ATV/MVUM analysis and maps on a 3 million acre National Forest, what you say rings true. In my opinion, the MVUM maps are terrible and almost impossible to read. The national office put such restrictive requirements on what the map could show, that trying to determine exactly where you are is dang nigh impossible. We couldn't put key landmarks, or other known indicators on the map. Since the federal definition of ATV's differed from the state and county definitions, we tried to use the local definition so when people crossed from federal lands to state or county lands the rules would be similar. We got reprimanded by the Washington Office and forced to use the federal definition. To me, it seems logical to be consistent with adjacent governments rather than with some other national forest in a different state. As for the local USFS office not being able to explain why there is a gate on a road shown as open? No excuse for them not knowing. Yes, there may actually be legitimate reasons for that gate, but they should know that and explain it to you. As for the No Trespassing signs on lands that show as federal on the MVUM map, that could stem from various situations. Inaccurate landownership data used in making the map; someone trying to protect their favorite hunting spot on federal land, etc. Also, the whole MVUM process was originally meant to get a handle on where ATV's could go, but it became all-encompassing. On the Forest I was on, we tried very hard to not overly encumber boondock camping with travel trailers and truck campers.
dewey02 06/13/19 07:50am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Drawing water from a lake

This thread is azzinin, if a person knowingly & willingly drinks from a questionable source let darwin decide.:( Most of you based on your experience in the USA can not believe that there are places still left in this world that you can dip you bottle over the side of a boat and drink straight from the lake. In your neck of the woods or even straight from your taps I'd agree but not in ours. Done with this thread. It's been entertaining and even educational. And there are still places in the States where this is also the case. I have routinely drank right out of certain lakes in Northern Minnesota for years with no ill effects. Do we officially advise visitors who ask if they can do this to do it? Of course not - for legal reasons. Plus often visitors may do stupid things, like drink out of a small beaver pond, or drink from the shore where they have just bathed with soap. -35 year career with the USFS.
dewey02 06/06/19 09:27am Tech Issues
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