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What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

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What would be a reasonable fee for accessing a popular 14er?

$0
119
54%
less than $5
23
10%
$5
35
16%
$10
23
10%
$20
12
5%
more than $20
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4%
 
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby wildlobo71 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:58 pm

If every 14er was a pay-to-play, I'd pay once... They (were) are a goal of mine so i would justify the expense; I am already burning so much disposable (and not-so-disposable) income on this hobby/addiction of mine I could easily forego not buying the bag of "driving home" chips and the two extra Gatorades I typically feel I need to pay the access fee... once. After that - I'm not sure I would go back. Maybe rare occasions as another friend's finisher. I'd stick to more of the 13ers, 12ers and further on down.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby painless4u2 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:00 pm

No fees. Except for Bross: Charge $1000 for that sucker.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby Dakota » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:16 pm

GregMiller wrote:
Dakota007 wrote:You can't even go to a wildlife area without a wildlife habitat stamp. #-o

Ummm, no.

A Habitat Stamp is not required to hike or camp on State Wildlife Areas or State Trust Lands.

http://wildlife.state.co.us/SiteCollectionDocuments/DOW/Shop/AppsLicenses/HabitatStamp/RevisedHabitatflyer.pdf



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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby Le Marmot » Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:20 pm

$500 per vehicle with out of state plates. Sorry but in tough fiscal times you need to render unto Caesar. :shock:
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby Jim Davies » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:09 pm

TravelingMatt wrote:
MUni Rider wrote:12,500, 13,000, 13,500 foot talus isn't all that much different than 14,000, 14,100, 14,200+ foot talus.


Except that, by definition, there's much less of it :)

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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby TallGrass » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:37 pm

For popular 14ers, how about your pack-in weight has to equal your pack-out weight? :-k Yeah, no way to sort out respirated and perspirated H2O ](*,) , but it would be nice if you could reduce trash and waste left behind. I don't think fees are a solution unless you just want to only have the rich litterbugs. Besides, $4.6million CG pulled in last year would green light them past any fee gate.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby CHWitte » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:07 pm

I will pay $0 to hike a 14er. Charging a fee is yet another tax by our government. Any Liberal idea of raising taxes is just greed to fund something that can already be funded by current revenue but is not because of waste elsewhere. Enough said...

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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby Fisching » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:24 pm

CHWitte wrote:I will pay $0 to hike a 14er. Charging a fee is yet another tax by our government. Any Liberal idea of raising taxes is just greed to fund something that can already be funded by current revenue but is not because of waste elsewhere. Enough said...


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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby speth » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:25 pm

Jim Davies wrote:What would you consider a reasonable fee?


While talking in this thread, the correct answer is "$0".

While talking in a thread detailing overuse, spoiled wilderness and garbage, the correct answer is "> $0".
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby GregMiller » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:29 pm

Dakota007 wrote:Well it seems to be at Billy Creek. I would know since a Game Warden carded me on it.

Well that's dumb. It'd be interesting to know who's right, the warden or the website.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby iholdthepain » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:42 pm

Le Marmot wrote:$500 per vehicle with out of state plates. Sorry but in tough fiscal times you need to render unto Caesar. :shock:


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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby John Landers » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:06 am

If someone is lazy, has made poor decisions throughout their life, is on food stamps...........

Will the government provide them with 14er stamps so they have free access, provide them with shuttle services as it isn't their fault? :evil: :evil: :evil:

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