I think woodjin made a good point about the advantage of patrolling the hot spots over patrolling the main roads. Besides, the police will still have to patrol many of the closed roads. I hope you see where I'm coming from in opposing the sweeping closures.
I'll let you know when I play at Howell's next. Do you have any relation to that family?
If I were a Park Policeman I would want to patrol the back areas. That would be the best part of the job. You would get to ride the entire Wharton Tract and get paid for doing so, it don't get any better than that. Has to be better than setting somewhere in a car all day.