About Tim Rowland

Tim Rowland is a columnist, author and outdoors writer living in Jay.

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  1. Zephyr says

    The practical problem with the shuttles is that you end up wasting close to an hour at either end of your hiking day. Depending on where you are coming from you might have to drive further to park, then you have to wait for the shuttle, then you have to sit on the bus while driving back to the trailhead, and then repeat on your way home after dark. Might be OK for locals, but someone like me who has a 2-hour drive to get there in the first place doesn’t need to waste another 2 hours dealing with buses. I also remember the many times a hike has taken longer than expected and it would be a real bummer to leave the woods after the last bus for the day.

  2. Vanessa says

    This is good – glad they’re trying at least something here. I hope they’re not discouraged if there is middling use only. Because they’re right that many people will head further afield as long as everything remains open. We will see you all in the fall, I hope!

  3. Paul says

    “It would run on weekends from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.”

    Are you kidding me? The previous shuttle was absolutely worthless to high peak hikers, and it appears nothing was learned. At the very best you are limiting hikers to 12 hours, and that’s only if you’re able to catch the first available bus, and return in time to get on the last available bus. Shuttles are *the best* solution to the parking issues plaguing the high peak region, but this implementation is a disgrace.

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