mFonz77 wrote:Welcome to the USA =)How can the Nat. Parks provide all this info of deadly "fun" in the area, yet right next to those signs place signs prohibiting firearms?
Joking aside, my understanding is the same as yours... National parks = no no, Forests, fair game. Monuments of course fall into the park category as well.
I have personally been avoiding hiking anything that qualifies as a park until February when the CCW permit actually becomes valid. After that it won't matter what the sign says. =)
Looking at the entry on Hikearizona.com for Miller Peak via Crest Trail, just the mere mention of being under NPS jurisdiction would be enough to either make me skip that hike til next year, or consider 'alternatives.' I flat out won't even touch an area that close to the border without being armed and shot down a potential trip with some friends into the Chiricuahua area because carry is still prohibited there.