It's not an end, a closing, it's just a slight course change. But I'll miss walking past the gallery and looking in the windows when I'm in Msla. Over they years, I've acquired several Dolack posters, and have bought and mailed innumerable postcards.
Continue the great work, Monte, and good luck.
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I would suggest to Doctor Pysher that he refrain from lionizing himself as a "backcountry" bicyclist. Merely describing himself as this results in antipathy from anti-bicycle viewpoints, as it reinforces the idea that Doctor Pysher wants access to something particularly special -- something conceptualized as "backcountry." But what is "backcountry" and since when did western Montana get divided into "backcountry" and its opposite? What is not "backcountry," in Doctor Pysher's view? His lawn? His driveway? US 93?
Doctor Pysher promotes himself as a hero. How long has he lived in the Bitterroot? Is he aware that plenty of MTB riders precede him and his club on the trails he pretends to own? Is he aware that plenty of MTB riders clear trails without bragging on themselves for the activity?
If you read Lance Pysher MD's self-promotion, you may be inclined to think Dr Pysher is the only person ever to ride trails in the Bitterroot, and the only one to ever clear them. He makes himself out to be a hero.
I agree with Doctor Pysher that the Bitterroot Travel Plan is anti-bicycle. Where I don't agree with him is nearly everywhere else. He moved to Montana to establish himself as a person to be respected for his "backcountry" adventures. I suppose when you spend a lot of time reading x-rays, CAT scans and MRI scans, you probably think being in the woods is a heroic "backcountry adventure" worthy of facebooking, tweeting, MySpacing, etc. Doctor Pysher is part of the reason why this problem exists: yuppies moving to Montana with a fantasy in mind, and nothing will stop them from pursuing their fantasy.
There's not a lot more than a hair's thickness separating that view from the one held by the person who is responsible for the origin of this problematic Travel Plan -- Andy Kulla. Kulla has retired, maybe Doctor Pysher should hurry up and retire to Phoenix or wherever he plans to go when he's built up his "backcountry hero" image in the Bitterroot.
The Public Comment aspect of this Travel Plan will be a laughable formality. Comments will be accepted, but nobody at USFS will do anything about the ones that stand against the closure. The decision has been made. That's why it's described as "7 years in the making." I don't care if it's 25 years in the making, it's a pathetic Travel Plan addressing problems that do not exist. The only way this Plan will be scrutinized is through litigation in which some entity files a lawsuit against USFS and exposes this gentrifying charade for what it is.
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Two hours sounds about right.
Well said, Larry, thank you!
I reckon if all the buyers of Public Lands were going to conduct themselves like these owners I might not object quite as much-though I worry the next generation may not have the love of the land this one has and subdivide in the end anyway. That said I would far rather forego property taxes on this ranch than any Church owned property. Jesus knew the difference-save your public prayer, this is where God lives...
When a 16 year old student commits suicide rather than deal with the ordeal of a trial and the publicity of her sexual assault by a teacher, can we open our eyes to who gets blamed and shamed? As my 94 year old Grandma Polly said, " It's always the woman's fault."
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