Re: White Swan (Trust but verify)
Posted by Bodie the Dog on July 14, 2003 at 11:27:45:
In Reply to: Re: White Swan posted by Anne on July 14, 2003 at 10:52:12:
The quality of information one receives from the Lone Pine Interagency Visitor Center definitely varies. Sometimes I'll stop in and ask them a difficult question just to be entertained. It's especially funny when they give you a blank look and their mouths gape open like fish. I have received some very bogus information from them, so verify anything they tell you.
Ask them why the morning report shows South Pass road is open, yet signs at the junction with 190 indicate it is closed (picture a fish). Or send your 16 year old son in by himself to get a permit to climb Mt. Whitney in the middle of the winter (permit issued, no questions asked).
Sorry, NPS staff, I know quite a few of you are very good at what you do, but warnings about the others are in order....