Ignoring the rules in Rocky Mountain National Park

A national park visitor walks into the Moraine Park meadow, oblivious to the closure sign. Full Story
To much info

Estes Park, CO

#1 Sep 20, 2012
on the sign. A BRIGHT colored sign stating Moraine Meadows Closed Until Further Notice will do it. That paper post is too benign and looks like a newspaper article.
Jake

Golden, CO

#2 Sep 20, 2012
been here 10 years...you could have this artice in the paper everyday based on what I see. People are on vacation....alot of people..they dont care.
You are right

Estes Park, CO

#3 Sep 20, 2012
Jake wrote:
been here 10 years...you could have this artice in the paper everyday based on what I see. People are on vacation....alot of people..they dont care.
Walt actually took time away from his bicycle to chastise someone for going into Moraine Park that was closed. Where are the Rangers? Where are easy reading signs that do not look like the Declaration of Independence? This poor soul was probably trying to get away from Walt's incessent rantings about bikes:)

Since: May 12

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#4 Sep 20, 2012
I have seen this happen a number of times in the Park, especially above timber line. People will leave the pull out areas or trails and walk across the tundra. In spite of the pleas and warnings as to what a boot or shoe can do to the fragile alpine tundra, they ignore such things and just walk where they please. Perhaps some good fines and more enforcement would be in order.

Since: Jan 11

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#5 Sep 21, 2012
Seriously - "To (sp) much info on the sign"?
A sign with about 10 lines of text being equated to the "Declaration of Independence"?

It would appear that the dumbing down of American society is marching forward at a steady pace. Perhaps they merely need a sign that reads "grunt", though that might still be construed as to much information by some.

OwenK - there are only a few areas in the Park where the tundra is closed - most of it is open, and rightfully so. Yes - near Trail Ridge Road there needs to be some control to protect those areas from the sheer mass of foot traffic. But a single person or group of hikers taking off across the tundra far from TRR do little if no harm to the alpine environs.

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