Americans are NOT loving their National Parks to death (this tired old mantra has been repeated by extreme environmentalists for decades). In keeping with the globalist ideology of the U.S. National Park management corps, the article entirely misses the point! The experience in the big landscape parks is not being destroyed by too many Americans (citizen owners), but by mass foreign visitation (non-owner guests). What is new are the vast hordes of off-shore tourists, especially from Asia (China and India), that are crushing into the Parks. At prime destinations, 70% of the visitors in Yellowstone are now foreign guests, leaving American park owners to feel like they are visiting a foreign third-world country. More and more Americans are staying home rather than suffer the multi-faceted gauntlet posed by organized mass foreign tourism. When Americans cope by averting their attention from national parks it is an entirely preventable national tragedy. The solution to mass foreign tourism in the National Parks is obvious and can be implemented immediately! Require a U.S. driver’s license or passport at the gate. The solution will cost virtually nothing. Limiting foreign visitation to about 5% of visitors in any month is the only solution that will restore the national park experience for Americans and invite traditional citizen visitors back into their iconic landscapes.
The "rent the cheapest car possible and just leave your luggage in the trunk" is an interesting idea. Admittedly, I have not tried this, but if you are a premium hotel's frequent stay program (gold, platinum, or whatever their levels are these days) you might try leaving your luggage with the bellman at a nicer hotel. They generally will hold it if you arrive prior to your check-in time or you're hanging around after your check-out time ... but if you asked (and added a big tip) they might hold your luggage even if you're not staying there.
Not sure why you couldn't claim check your backpacks as described on the Rockies website. Softside bags are a permitted item but probably too large, so would be in the restricted category. Still, they have the claim check tent for those items. Food seems to be a permitted item, except that any fruit or veggie larger than a grapefruit must be sliced.
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