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Do you think some hiking trails should require permits?
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996 Votes

Do you think some hiking trails should require permits?

Yes, it'll help protect the trails.

11

No, we shouldn't have to pay.

5

Yes, it'll help protect the trails.

11 Comments
Jeff H.
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Jeff H.

People are naturally lazy, permitting will slow down the flow of people to the mountains and trails allowing them to recover form decades of use and abuse. Don't listen to the negatives - they are complainers and take the permitting to the extreme of "what next - breathing fees?" Hardly, relax folks

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Andrew West
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Andrew West

Inviting the whole world to visit Bend and then complaining about the place being overrun by tourists is the height of hypocrisy. So, the only remedy is to restrict access to the places we love in the hopes of preserving some degree of the natural beauty that we live here for.

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Brad Livsey
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Brad Livsey

YOU BET!!!! Along with creating a lottery drawing system for ALLOWANCE OF ALL new transplanted residential ownership in Central Oregon! License plate border checks other than OR should become speculative and be sent 180degs packing!

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Randy Gillespie
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Randy Gillespie

Yeah I really think it's about time to start charging all of our terrorists from coming to our natural beautiful state and just destroying it on their behalf and then going home thanks to our tourism industry to inviting all of these terrorists to come here and Destroy This Place sad sad sad

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Jared Boyce
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Jared Boyce

Crowding on the trails from tourists is extremely frustrating. It takes the joy out of hiking when you are crowded in. This should help thin out the inconsiderate people from damaging our state.

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Christena
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Christena

As long as it's reasonable and a seasonal pass can be acquired. Those who take care of our trails are appreciated, it cost money, it's a service worth paying for.

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

Most people coming into CO have no idea how to take care of the land. If people would pack it out, stay on trails, etc there would be no need for permits. BUT until they can respect the land, permits will help to take care of it.

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Vernon Budd
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Vernon Budd

People just won't follow rules/ laws They dump trash crap & let their pets do the same They need to to get a very very stiff Fine

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Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

It will help keep them maintained.

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No, we shouldn't have to pay.

5 Comments
tim collins
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tim collins

When are we going to be charged a breathing fee?

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illuminatedi
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illuminatedi

unfroutnetly in wisconsin there is no freedom

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Leslie Ann
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Leslie Ann

It won't stop the crowds.

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Jeff H.
Jeff H.

The number of permits are limited so it will reduce the number of people entering fragile and certain wilderness areas. Not all trails need a permit. Check https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/willamette/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=fseprd688355

Sheri Fayal
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Sheri Fayal

This method does not allow for locals to spontaneously go hiking! There should be FREE day passes for locals to use without reservations.

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tim collins
tim collins

Thought this was parking permits where for.

Jeff H.
Jeff H.

Locals can go to hundreds of trails spontaneously. The permitting is for fee areas and you can reserve a permit 7 days prior to the hike - planning allows to prevent a glut of hikers and prevents too many in fragile areas. Plan ahead.

Should lawmakers be banned from future elections for too many unexcused absences?
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104 Votes

Should lawmakers be banned from future elections for too many unexcused absences?

Yes they should!

0

No they shouldn't!

1

Yes they should!

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

No they shouldn't!

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Do you mostly go to restaurants on your side of town?
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262 Votes

Do you mostly go to restaurants on your side of town?

I stay on my side of town.

2

I go to restaurants all around town.

2

I stay on my side of town.

2 Comments
Larry Ewart
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Larry Ewart

75% of the time we stay in our part of town. We do go downtown since we have a wider selection there but it is not as convenient.

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I go to restaurants all around town.

2 Comments
Gabe West
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Gabe West

We are avoiding restaurants because of inflation thanks to biden and dems

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Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Um, what was the question?

CB
CB

You love to hate and it's so sad. I pray for you every day, Gabe.

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