Originally Posted by WestSlopeWW
If you were there last week like you say you were, you would have seen many of the red and white posted signs saying that only stoves that you can turn off are legal. I'm not telling anyone not to use charcoal, but that stretch of river is most likely to soon become permitted because people are not following the rules. Please dont ruin it for the rest of us just because you like putting things in a chicken's ass.
Here is the link to the official fire ban release stating the rules.
I was there last weekend and ran into the ranger, actually he came up to me and harshed my mellow. Generally I hate authoritarians especially when I am on the river. This guy was an exception, he was very nice. He asked me about the required equipment, and if I had signed in for camp, etc.. Talking to him I was under the impression charcoal was okay. He seemed more concerned about camping issues.
Apparently corn-backed rattlers and failure to sign in for camps is the biggest issue leading to possible permit system. He also said that they were focusing on more weekend patrols to inform people of the regulations. Two groups (canoes) at the ramp I talked to were unaware of the camp signup board, as well as a group armed with 12 people, 1 raft, 2 duckies, and garbage bag gear galore. The people had apparently rented the gear from RimRock, and also did not know about camp sign-up. I am pretty unsure they had a groover either looking at their gear. It was also the first Goth group I have ever encountered on the river.
As much as I hate the m-fing the po-lease I think it might beat a permit system, until I learned of our great states new BUI law. I guess it is a good reason to have no 'control' of my cat on RH as usual.