Dish parking plan irks residents
Original post made on Nov 6, 2013
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on Nov 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm
You mean people are going to have to walk before they go for a walk? Outrageous!
The mass complaining about anything "Dish" related provides good insight to its users. These will be the people (and lots of them) that you will share the trail with. I honestly don't know why people go there over other destinations. Its an over crowded unpleasant blacktop path void of much wildlife compared to areas very close by. I guess the crowds provide a more secure feeling for those insecure about being out in other area, but I still don't get it. People are funny...follow the crowd, they must be on to something right? #Ranchosanantonio
on Nov 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm
People complaining about something they don't even pay for.
Stamford doesn't have to let people use that space at all.
Don't llike the parking? Don't go there.
on Nov 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm
I go to the Dish once in a while and, compared to other more scenic hikes, I consider it a good, fairly arduous workout. I think of it more as a circuit - a place to exercise outdoors - than a hike. Frankly, I find the current parking rather absurd - on a weekday mid-morning, I might spend upwards of 20 min trying to park, and then hiking easily a half mile or more to enter the Dish area for the intended hike. Hate to think what the crowded times might be like.
I feel for the local residents. I feel for the visitors. I think both the current approach and future plan for parking are intended to cut down on the desirability of the destination for visitors. Certainly worked on me. Perhaps, if that location is not ideal to open up to users/hikers from around the Peninsula, we can try and emulate it on hills somewhere else. A lot of the other (beautiful, amazing) hiking destinations around don't seem to offer the same LOOP + HILLS + 1-HOUR TOPS type synergy.