All in all, understanding the experiences being offered on public lands; the motivations behind outdoor recreation and leisure tourism; and the desired benefits tourists' and recreationists' are seeking is vital for public land managers and tourism managers alike.
The sudden silence was almost deafening. The adrenaline rush from knowing they were miles from civilization, miles from the concrete jungles of everyday life, miles from help if something went wrong - was a unique sensation worth every drop of sweat to get to where they were. Looking up, at the last moments of dusk, the pair sat in silence and took it all in. It was time call it a day.
Public Land Conundrum
Public access and use of natural resources for recreation is a hot topic - especially as the federal and state government continue to fight over control and use of America’s public lands and their precious resources. Furthermore, this topic is critically important for us - as public land owners, as our passions, livelihoods, and way-of-life are at stake.