An open letter to the California State Parks and Recreation Department
"The parks do not belong to the government. They belong to the people."
By Paul Pitt
Editor’s note: The state is proposing to ban hiking, climbing or other public access off designated trails in all California state parks, including Rancho Cuyamaca, Anza Borrego Desert , Palomar, Mountain, and Torrey Pines State Beach locally among others. Deadline for comment is June 6th. Learn how to make your voice heard by clicking here.
Dear Sirs: Like millions of others I have been visiting California Parks and natural treasures MOST of my 75 year old life.. I have visited (with great pleasure) all of the National Parks and most of the state parks. I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican Border to Warner Springs, from Humber Park to Taqhitz to the Tram and all of Golden Trout wilderness . Yosemite of course and Sequoia, Truckee to Hallelujah Junction, Ft. Bragg to Yreka, Channel Islands. All of this takes some time--and now the government is going to forbid PEOPLE from using THEIR PARKS? That is absolute tyranny. How dare you?