[Chaos-l] Farrinton permit
mark.lerch at quest.com
Tue Jan 27 11:03:07 EST 2009
Has anyone ever been out west, specifically, the southwest? I was struck by all the open, public land, free of fences, free of ‘no trespassing’ signs, open and available to everyone, for all uses. Vast, vast stretches of land. I’m speaking of the ‘Bureau of Land Management’ lands – BLM. For someone who has lived their entire life in the east, it was a real eye-opener that there are places still in this country where those in power don’t exert draconian control over every little patch of earth still left for public use, where the mere possibility of ill use isn’t met by restrictions, regulations and legislation.
I kayak out at Jordan. The idea that to set my telescope up to look at the stars out there when I am there must be accompanied by special permission pains me as a citizen. I also boat out there with friends. The misuse of the land at Jordan comes largely from boaters.
And to be polite, I now must apologize for the public rant, I know we’ve talked about it all before. And I’m sure the whole idea can be spun that it’s actually for our safety, to benefit us.
But there are places in this country where land is still free. If God is willing, one day I will live in a place where I don’t have to show my papers to the authorities when I want to witness the wonders of the night sky.
From: chaos-l-bounces at rtpnet.org [mailto:chaos-l-bounces at rtpnet.org] On Behalf Of Jayme Hanzak
Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:46 AM
Subject: [Chaos-l] Farrinton permit
I have the new permit for Farrington. It will be available at the next meeting to current club members. If you need it before, let's make arrangements.
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