Great article, Bee. Thanks!
You have to shake your head and wonder what they're thinking letting go of such experience just for a rule. They should develop a climbing ranger position that does only that and none of the law enforcement stuff during the "off season".
But then, if he begins his own guide service, perhaps he can make better money, with less bureaucracy, and the opportunity to teach and instill his experience and skills in others while he still can.
If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracle of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.
- Lyndon Johnson, on signing the Wilderness Act into law (1964)