[Talk-us] access restriction, water only: How to tag?

Bryce Nesbitt bryce2 at obviously.com
Fri Jul 26 21:26:35 UTC 2013

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Thomas Colson <thomas_colson at nps.gov>wrote:

> The intent is to convey what mode of travel is appropriate or “authorized”
> for each of 100+ campsites. Many are hiker-only, easily solved by
> “horse=no”, some are horse and hiker, a very few are hiker, horse, and
> boat-accessible, and a very very few are only reachable by boat: There are
> no trails, official or otherwise, leading to the boat-only sites (one being
> on an island). Given the steepness of the terrain and density of
> understory, attempting to reach one of these sites generally results in a
> bad ending (tag….helicopter_rescue=yes). However, NONE of the sites are
> banned from hiker-access. Just that we want to clearly identify and label
> the “only way you can get here is a boat”. So far I’m using “boat=yes”, to
> keep it simple. As someone else posted, lack of a way/route leading to the
> site would suggest a boat as a means of getting there. In practice, there
> is mapped a short trail from the lake shore to the actual site.

I'd say this is exactly what tag...note= is for.  Or perhaps
tag...description= if you believe that note= is for other mappers, and
description= is for mere map users (muggles).

98% of national park visitor will take the lack of a mapped trail as the
proper clue. The other 2% you can't reason with anyway, as they are wearing
Go Pro Cameras and have climbing and/or rocketry gear.
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