Subject: Re: Nanny-state loving park a---holes ban tripods
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From: PeterN <"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net>
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Subject: Re: Nanny-state loving park a---holes ban tripods
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:33:52 -0500
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On 1/18/2018 7:32 PM, Alan Browne wrote:
> On 2018-01-18 01:24, RichA wrote:
>> I can see this in a crowded place like a museum, but a frigging 
>> park??!  The U.S. has become such a litigious Hell-hole that everyone 
>> is terrified of the potential of any kind of accident.  A nation of 
>> risk-takers and winners has become wussville.
>>
>> https://petapixel.com/2018/01/16/zion-national-park-bans-tripods-pho... 
>>
> 
> 1. Seems to be limited to workshops.  I get it: a gang of 10 people 
> blocking a trail with tripods would be a nuisance to others.
> 
> 2. I've done Zion.  Beautiful.  Even hauled a 'blad, a dozen lenses and 
> 2 tripods up to Angel's Landing.  It was only 43°C so no sweat.  Well, 
> you did sweat, but it evaporated quick.  That trail and final climb up 
> Angels is no place for 10 - 12 people with tripods all at once.
> 
> https://www.dropbox.com/s/hakfd5y57cfck6h/Angels-Landing-Zion.jpg
> 
> Bring plenty of water.
> 

Your post reminded me of my much younger days. (I was about 22.) I 
walked down the mule train path a bit more than half way to the bottom 
of the Canyon and up again, the same day, carrying nothing but six 
oranges. If I had brought a tripod, I might still be somewhere on that 
trail.

-- 
PeterN