• Creator
  • Dennis, Edward L.
  • Created Date
  • 1939
  • Description
  • Dennis served as the Outing Chairman for the Spokane Mountaineers. He writes to O.A. Tomlinson, the Superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park to list a series of complaints resulting from a visit to the White River side of the park. Among the grievances listed by Dennis were: the charge of a one dollar climbing fee; the fact that the park gates are closed at night and their party was not allowed to leave the park; a park ranger deciding no... more
    Dennis served as the Outing Chairman for the Spokane Mountaineers. He writes to O.A. Tomlinson, the Superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park to list a series of complaints resulting from a visit to the White River side of the park. Among the grievances listed by Dennis were: the charge of a one dollar climbing fee; the fact that the park gates are closed at night and their party was not allowed to leave the park; a park ranger deciding not to allow a member of their party to hike, claiming that she was improperly equipped; and another park employee who Dennis deemed to be a "discourteous, unreasonable sourpuss." Dennis concludes his letter saying, "we feel very definitely that some improvement could be made in the attitude toward visitors, and that certain rules should not be so arbitrary. I think the park personnel fail, often, to realize, that the western mountaineer is a very different creature from the eastern dude tourist who can spend $15 a day, and who can't walk 10... less
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    Letter (correspondence)
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