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    Drew Wiley
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    Muir Woods policy change

    I haven't been in the front entrance of Muir Woods for over two decades, having numerous quieter options in the redwoods, but it is a spot
    popular with photographers visiting the SF area. They're going to phase in a prepaid reservation system not only for entering the park, but
    even for parking along the entire road between Hwy 1 and the summit grade. Unfortunately, that will also impact use of trails branching out
    elsewhere for Muir Woods, but it's the best kind of compromise they seem to be able to get to control traffic, road hazard, and avoid any
    new parking lots which might compromise places like Muir Beach.

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    Re: Muir Woods policy change

    Sometimes the best way to keep a wildlife area open for the public is to restrict access for the public for the good of the area.
    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    It has gotten downright insane. Up to a thousand cars a day in the summer, people parking up to a mile away and walking in herds down the middle of the road,
    even on blind curves. Long overdo.

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    Re: Muir Woods policy change

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    It has gotten downright insane. Up to a thousand cars a day in the summer, people parking up to a mile away and walking in herds down the middle of the road,
    even on blind curves. Long overdo.
    Many of them starring at their phones texting as they walk oblivious to anything or anyone around them. Mind totally detached.

    For a grin look at this:

    http://www.theweek.co.uk/64328/selfi...aking-a-selfie
    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    I don't think even you realize just how "bingo" that statement was. Literally a lot of young SF software geeks that can design a Smartphone app, but apparently aren't otherwise very smart themselves. And some of the drivers of tour buses in that part of the world seem to have worse distance vision than a warthog and
    even more unpredictable manners, so not a good mix!

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    Oh, I realize. When I was in Paris France this May I got tired of dodging the @$$H0les and stopped moving out of the way. Once I stood my ground and braced myself and the jerk who ended up sitting on his ass. After that for a couple of minutes people paid attention to me.
    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Less than humorous, but one of our workers here was killed by an Amtrack train on the adjacent tracks walking from the bus stop, texting and with his ears covered with a music device. It's happened to neighborhoods shoppers several times since, for the same reason.

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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Re: Muir Woods policy change

    Just for curiosity, I looked up the transit options for me to get there (I live across the bay). 3 hours as of now, on a Saturday, and that is using a mix of BART and bus. Driving, under an hour, plus who knows how long to park... There is no way the infrastructure in southern Marin County is going to expand to support more traffic - between the parks, the watershed, and the local residents, there is not much flexibility. And there is no denying that too many feet are more than the these places can stand.

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    The best way would be to refuse admission to everyone from California.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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