As much as it's appreciated, I don't think anyone who is more than an hour away should make the drive. If the thousands of local wheelers can't show up, fukem. I can afford to drive a couple hours to R&V or Bundy. What's amazing to me is the number of people who complain that they can't afford gas money to go north and then won't even drive down the street to support a new park.
I'm very disappointed in the turnout for something that could be awesome in our own back yard. I fully understand those who can't make it for work or personal reasons. But if half could and half couldn't, we still should have had the parking lot full of supporters.............. but........... we didn't.