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Roads in the Tongass
By Dan Zink Sr.



July 02, 2007

Jeff Hendrickson's letter concerning access in the Tongass was nothing short of a breath of fresh air. No babbling on, twisted facts, sniveling format or brainwashing. Jeff just told it the way it is, or what worries me, the way it was.

Many people are staying in the Ward Lake or Settlers Cove campgrounds for fear that if they get off the beaten path to camp, fish, or enjoy the out of doors they will be labeled trashers of the forest and ruiners of the pristine wilderness. They have become brainwashed.

My wife and I, two old farts, have hiked and trail-biked the few roads that are available until we've worn ruts in them. Those of us who haven't been brainwashed say, come on forest service, come on timber, mining and tourism industries, we need some roads to penetrate the jungle so we can show our grandchildren new WOW places before they are brain-numbed, and we have to rely on the Discovery Channel for a look at the valley behind the mountain.

Dan Zink Sr.
Ketchikan, AK

Received June 30, 2007 - Published July 02, 2007

About: " Ketchikan resident for 64 years,enjoy new places and experiences in S.E. Alaska."

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