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klk

Trad climber
cali
Jan 2, 2013 - 06:39pm PT
Soledad and Hollister Chambers of Commerce think PNP will generate tourist cash in a way the PNM does not.


yeah, and they're probably correct.

nps designation gives brand recognition which is essential if you are marketing to the white middle-class. the american middle-class wants a recognizable brand: applebees, sheraton, safeway, chipotle, nps.

because of the size of pinnacles, and its proximity to a major metropolitan area, it's probably not unreasonable to expect a substantial increase in both visitation and dollars/day/visitor. if i owned property in the area, i'd probably be pretty happy.

as folks noted above, joshua tree is probably the closest comp. and the rock is almost as bad.
Bad Climber

climber
Jan 2, 2013 - 07:40pm PT
Gee, more people, GREAT! Who are these idiots who see National Park! and instantly choose to go there but would avoid it when labeled National Monument. I don't get it, but that's probably the case.

Anyway, I'm headed to Josh for my first extended trip in many years. I get to introduce a young climber to the place for the first time--gonna be great! I've decided mentoring is one of the best things ever for us old farts who need some kick in the pants and to see the sport with fresh perspective.

See you out there!

BAd
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Jan 2, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
Took a while for you pinns-lovin weirdos!

I bitterly resemble that comment.
miwuksurfer

Social climber
Mi-Wuk
Jan 2, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
Pinnacles National Park
Pinnacles National Park
Credit: miwuksurfer

Don't worry, Brad. I don't need a refund, I fixed it.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 2, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
Back to the press.....


klk

Trad climber
cali
Jan 2, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Who are these idiots who see National Park! and instantly choose to go there but would avoid it when labeled National Monument.

most folks won't do or try anything that isn't brand certified.

just try to find partners for something that isn't on the grid. then watch them line up once it's in a published guidebook.

mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Jan 2, 2013 - 09:36pm PT
All right Miwuk, that was a damn good one. Remind me to give you plenty of penalty slack next time I'm belaying you.
The user formerly known as stzzo

climber
Sneaking up behind you
Jan 2, 2013 - 10:13pm PT
Maybe it will draw crowds away from Yosemite. That would be cool.
the Fet

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Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jan 27, 2013 - 12:03pm PT
Many probably already know but this was signed into law Jan. 10, 2013.
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