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HK Newman (hknewman) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Western US
About Me Mostly 2 to 3 day loops, with a couple weeklong trips too. Debating whether to go 2 weeks or more. Lightening up but with an eye towards toughness and hiking convenience (secure drying on the trail. quick set up, etc...)
I'll update my gear list tomorrow ...
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Congressman trying to raise public land fees without public comment
According to the below article dated Sept 26, a Washington Congressman (Hastings R-Washington) is attempting to attach a budget rider to increase fees that could include remote, undeveloped US wild...

In On the Web » Congressman trying to raise public land fees without public comment
September 29, 2:10pm

Clarification ... sorta
The FS Chief clarified his position that it applied to hiring models and/or bringing a camera crew, and amateurs need not worry.. http://www.adventure-journal.com/2014/09/forest-service-clarifie...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 29, 1:48pm

iPhone 6 design purposefully evades surveillance
The customer is always right I suppose. NY Times article summarizing "post - Snowden" smartphone to evade surveillance http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/09/27/technology/iphone-locks-ou...

In Chaff » iPhone 6 design purposefully evades surveillance
September 27, 8:08am

Re: A week in the Weminuche Wilderness Sept. 2014
Great way to spend a week. Take it you were able to check out Silverton? Nothing in those streams except trout dumped in by Colorado fish& game ... probably.

In Post-Trip Reports » A week in the Weminuche Wilderness Sept. 2014
September 26, 2:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Iceland Lake - September 2014
Enjoyed the photos. Were the potatoes, carrots, and sausage a stew or soup (been reading the Complete Walker and thinking stew recipes)

In Post-Trip Reports » Iceland Lake - September 2014
September 26, 2:52pm

The problem
Here's the original document https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/09/04/2014-21093/proposed-directive-for-commercial-filming-in-wilderness-special-uses-administration Looks lik...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 26, 2:24pm

Re: $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
@john: I've seen USFS rangers and other personnel in areas with a lot of use. The USFS also has had MBA* interns and contractors for the past decade to become more efficient (less a drag on ...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 26, 8:19am

Re: Re: Re: $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
@ Jerry. True but again .... why now? I've seen guided hikes over 10 years ago in the wilderness of the southern Rockies and there's always been horse-packing (lama, goat), fishing guid...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 26, 7:56am

Re: $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
The reason they are doing this is probably due to exhausting their firefighting budget on these western mega fires for the second year in a row. http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-field/...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 26, 6:22am

Forest svc budget
Might have to do with generating more revenue since the increase in forest fires has depleted their firefighting budget for the second year in a row. http://www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-f...

In Chaff » US Forest Service to charge fees or fine for pictures
September 24, 9:47pm

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