Last year, friends and I tried to figure out how much $ the typical climber actually spends in Rumney on a typical day visit. While we could not agree on a precise figure, we agreed that it is likely quite a bit less than $5. We figured that most $ climbers spent were done so in Plymouth, not Rumney. I am as guilty as anyone, I do not eat in Rumney, I do not buy gas in Rumney when I have to stop for gas. Heck, nine times out of 10, the only stop I make in Rumney in my car is the Main Parking Lot.
It is no wonder to me that we are not a well-liked bunch in Rumney. I try to be as courteous as possible whenever I see anyone that might be a local resident. Common courtesy costs me nothing materially and hopefully will do its small part in preventing the situation from getting much worse.