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Illegal Camping

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Dogwood
7 minutes ago, Game Warden said:

About a week ago I found two tents pitched right where the AT crosses a stream--illegal two different ways in my state. I woke them up and asked them to break camp and move to a better location about a hundred yards away. It was about 1:00 AM. I could have fined them as well. There were several good legal sites with a few hundred yards.

There you go, reasonable authority doing a nice job at 1 a.m. ^^ Tell me it was raining.  

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Game Warden

No...everybody knows game wardens don't get out of the truck when it's raining.

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balzaccom

LOL.  You are still a nice guy.  I hope to run into you someday on the trail.

I'll be the guy with the legitimate permit, the bearcan, and following all LNT principles. 

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jay

I think this topic centers around simple respect:  for other's property, for the land and everything else we affect by being there.  While there are a very few mitigating circumstances for this topic, I believe illegal camping is illegal for a reason.  Barring sudden unforeseen circumstances (a sudden storm, injury or illness forcing you to stop, critical gear failure, etc) I cant think of any reason I would consider this.  And in any of those circumstances, I would welcome the appearance of Game Warden in his official capacity.

Oh, and being tired and footsore isn't an unforeseen circumstance in my mind. :)

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