This pandemic is bringing out the worst in a few people who are willing to throw around insults when they don’t have a clue. Decisions are made with the information that’s available at the time. It’s disengenuous to criticize anyone for breaking rules which are actually not in effect. I received the following email from Chuck:
I was comfortable to do my trip to Boom Lake based on this article in the Crag & Canyon dated March 25:
Note the paragraph that reads:
Visitor facilities in all Parks Canada places across the country are now temporarily closed until further notice, visitors may access front country, backcountry and accessible green spaces, but are responsible for their own safety.
As I said, the washroom was being cleaned when we arrived (we even used it when the cleaner left) the parking lot was plowed and there was no sign indicating any closure or restricted activities at the trailhead.
My reporting has always been based on updating our ski community on what current opportunities are available.”
It would be appropriate for the folks who criticized and insulted Chuck to apologize to him for their impulsive outbursts( and not the weasel-worded non-apologies “I’m sorry if I offended anyone…”).