Originally Posted by leo_amore
I was rigging on the ramp next to the packraft group...
This is good beta and I appreciate you chiming in.
We'll be the first to admit our inexperience/ignorance. I've only been boating a few years and have only gone through the permit dance a handful of times, ditto with my partners that day. Still lots to learn, clearly.
I'll agree, sorta, that the episode in question has been blown out of proportion, but only in that it's being focused on to the exclusion of other events of the morning, and day.
My beef then, as now, is that the published regs were not the only rules we needed to know about, and their enforcement was inconsistent. Had the BLM site been concise and accurate, and had the ranger enforced those exact rules, we wouldn't be having this discussion because the rules/regs would have been followed to a "T".
I received a call this PM from Jennifer @ BLM/Moab, but wasn't there to take it. Will call her ASAP, probably Monday, to discuss. Based on the gist of her voice mail, in the end it seems this thread may result in the website and put-in kiosk being updated to jive with each other.