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Terrible news as I've always wanted to do some of the si area hikes/caches. And I just did the mima mounds earth cache a month ago....


This is the story I read on the topic is here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/topstory/story/1023777.html


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Heard on the radio today that they may be closing some trail this spring because of lack of funding. Si and Little Si were mentioned.


Just more scare tactics by a State Agency. They DRN is taking this right out of the state parks playbook.


The state is broke because Bankers destroyed our economy. They knew what they were doing but they knew they were too big to fail and they could force all the little people to pay for their greed. Privatize the profits and socialize the losses.


Here is a quote from the DNR


"Allow private concessionaires to try two pilot projects at DNR recreation sites — one in Western Washington and one in Eastern Washington."


Here we go, this is what this is really all about. Private companies are worming their way in so they can make a profit off public lands. This is the bottom line. User fees won't even put a dent into the budget required to run DNR lands.


A single pass for all state lands will be good at first. Then they will decide not to honor the pass at concessionaire run sites, just like the Forest Service has done.


This is all just another step in the privatization of our public lands and the WTO / World Bank style restructuring of our economy. Expect to see much more of this in the future and expect to see the “user groups" falling all over themselves to pay the new fees just to hike, while the working class (that includes everyone who has to work for a living, not just the working poor) bails out the people who created this mess in the first place.

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