Re: Briggs Cabins? first come or reservations only

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Posted by Cecile on June 02, 2003 at 14:05:23:

In Reply to: Re: Briggs Cabins? first come or reservations only posted by Bodie the Dog on June 02, 2003 at 12:25:03:

Bodie, I will have to say I definitely agree with you on this one! Before Jody Stewart at Cerro Gordo died, we had arranged a tour of the town as we did every year. She informed us that it would be better if we come later in the day, as there were 100 Sierra Clubbers spending that weekend and they would be leaving as our group of 8 vehicles came in. We decided to come up the Lee Flat road, since they were coming down the Yellow Grade road - boy that would have been a mess otherwise. When we got to town, Jody and I sat on the newly built deck of the American Hotel and she complained how rude the Sierra Club had been and how they just expected it was their right to be at Cerro Gordo. They were known for trashing the place and not even saying thank you after their visits.

Inspite of any differences you and I have had, I would be willing to bet if you ever ran across my group on a tour, you would be surprised at our dirt road & back country etiquette, and good manners. My husband and I went on our partners Death Valley trip for the first time this past January. We wanted to have lunch at one of the cabins, I can't remember which right now. But we sent a vehicle ahead first to see if it was occupied and then asked if they would be bothered if we lunched there. They weren't, so it worked out fine. Had they preferred not to share the space with us, we would have gladly lunched elsewhere.

Unfortunately, this attitude of "I can do whatever I want and to hell with anyone else" has been around for a long time. My first experience with it was on a camping trip in Wawona Campground in Yosemite when I was a young teenager. Imagine my family's surprise when we woke and got out of the tent and tripped on another family sleeping right in front of our tent doorstep! We were leaving that day anyway, but there was no way they would have known that!

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