I can understad why rangers are more anal in some parks than others. In a place like Yos
Valley they basically function as crowd control for herds of idiots, with more of a law enforcement function than anything related to nature per se. But down in SEKI (Sequoia &
Kings Can) they are friendly as heck and will chat endlessly over flora, fauna, and general
historical lore. But then, Kings Can is 99% roadless wilderness, with significant portions
entirely trailess. And even where I ultimately was in Sequoia last wk was inaccessible to
horses, mules, or llamas, and required a fair amt of routefinding experience if one doesn't
want to tumble off a cliff somewhere. But absolutely worth the extra effort.