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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
121
54%
less than $5
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11%
$5
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16%
$10
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11%
$20
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5%
more than $20
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby winmag4582001 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:18 am

The same as Everest. That way we keep the pesky poor people off the mountain.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby pioletski » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:18 am

My 2 cents' worth would be that I already pay plenty of money to the federal government, and given the choice I would prefer that they make a higher priority of the stewardship of public lands and maintenance of access. 'Nuff said.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby Hungry Jack » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:21 am

susanjoypaul wrote:I do not want to pay a fee
It costs enough, with gas, you see
And gear and food, why golly gee
No fee for you, and none for me.

Public lands for public use
Don't charge me please, there's no excuse
It's tight enough, forget the noose
Or I may have to drop a deuce.

Per-peak for this, per-peak for that
I will not pay and that is that.
It's time to bring this to a halt
(Though surely it is all Bill's fault).

I've made my point and will move on
You've pissed me off and I am done.

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

Postby Hungry Jack » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:22 am

The solution to the problem of 14er overuse is quite obvious: they need to build more 14ers in the Front Range.

And anyone affiliated with Camp Gladiator pays a $1,000 entry fee, plus a fee of $50 for each bowel movement.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby dpbasing » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:06 pm

pioletski wrote:My 2 cents' worth would be that I already pay plenty of money to the federal government, and given the choice I would prefer that they make a higher priority of the stewardship of public lands and maintenance of access. 'Nuff said.











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

Postby CorduroyCalves » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:47 pm

I'd rather pay $5/ea to climb 30 14ers on public lands than pay some rancher $150 to climb his.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby painless4u2 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:03 pm

pay some rancher $150


If you're referring to Cielo Vista ranch and Culebra Peak, the only 14er on their property, it's $100. That would only allow you 20 14ers at $5 per.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby CorduroyCalves » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:37 pm

painless4u2 wrote:
pay some rancher $150


If you're referring to Cielo Vista ranch and Culebra Peak, the only 14er on their property, it's $100. That would only allow you 20 14ers at $5 per.


That's true but most people also climb Red Mountain which I believe is an additional $50.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby ChrisRoberts » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:32 pm

CorduroyCalves wrote:I'd rather pay $5/ea to climb 30 14ers on public lands than pay some rancher $150 to climb his.

Exactly. People sure seem willing to fork over 100+ for 1 peak, but when confronted with a $2 fee for the other 50 peaks people would whine endlessly.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby drewski » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:43 pm

There needs to be a study on how much healthcare savings could be credited to the healthy 14er hiker population.

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

Postby TravelingMatt » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:13 pm

CorduroyCalves wrote:That's true but most people also climb Red Mountain which I believe is an additional $50.


I think very few people in fact go to Red. The day I was there in 2011 I was the only one (although one other person went the wrong way from Culebra's summit and never corrected his mistake). The number of names in Red's summit register confirmed my experience was not unusual.
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Re: What would be a reasonable fee for a popular 14er?

Postby painless4u2 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:15 pm

This is probably true. We were just there, and of 20 people, 3 went over to Red. Definately not "most".
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