Why can't we feed the bears
The following views are actually suggestions and comments that have been
received by the National Forest Service from visitors to our nation's parks.
"Need more signs to keep the park pristine."
"Escalators would help on steep uphill areas of the hiking trails."
"More families would enjoy the parks and city children could learn more
about nature if the Parks Department would provide services that include
arcades, water slides and child care."
"A big hotel with a golf course and even a convention center would attract
more people to this natural beauty."
"Instead of a permit system or fees, the Forest Service needs to reduce
worldwide population growth to limit the number of visitors to the
"Trails need to be wider so people can walk while holding hands."
"All the mile markers are missing this year."
"We found a smoldering cigarette left by a horse."
"Many trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building ones that go
"Too many bugs and leeches and spider webs. Please spray wilderness areas to
rid them of these pests."
"Please pave the trails so they can be plowed of snow in the winter."
"Chair lifts need to be in some places so that we can get to the wonderful
views without having to hike to them."
"The coyotes made too much noise last night and kept me awake. Please
eradicate these annoying animals."
"It would be nice to have the Kodak scenic markers so we could identify the
"I like all the trees but you need to plant some flowers. Flower gardens
would be so pretty in the forest."
"The giant trees are spectacular but there are too many of the same kind;
you should plant different types, for variety."
"Reflectors need to be placed on the trees every 50 feet so people could
hike at night with flashlights."
"You should have a petting zoo here so that the children could touch the
squirrels, deer and bears."
"I was stung by a bee; you should have warning signs."
"A McDonald's would be a nice sight at the trailhead."
"The places where trails do not exist are not well marked."
"Too many rocks on the mountains."
"A deer came into my camp and stole my bag of chips. Is there away I can get
reimbursed: Please call..."