Originally Posted by deepsouthpaddler
Ole Rivers... you are missing the boat. I couldn't open your link, but found the land exchange maps online. Parcel 8 is land along the blue river. The portage site is on the huge loop meander bend downstream from the confluence of the blue and colorado and has nothing to do with parcel 8.
The meander portage is on 100% private land.
Aha. Thanks for setting me straight on the location. Being a wade fisher, I'm familiar with the oxbow on the Blue so I just assumed that was the location even tho I had only seen a new "No Trespassing" sign rather than a "No Portaging" sign at the Blue oxbow area at the little turn out along the road just before getting to the Gore put in at the confluence. Same thing tho. Both portages are on 100% private up land, if they portaged the narrowest part of the Blue's oxbow, so these guys did a bad, bad thing no matter which location...
I do, however, give them props for publicly laying it out for a well deserved thrashing and, more important, a good discussion about what not to do on private adjacent up
I also hope folks will use this for an example of not only what not to do, trespassing wise, but also to provide info to this forum about other incidents, citations or disputes as they occur in real time so we can either support or oppose them towards clear resolution of these access and use issues statewide.