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Old 04-26-2010   #1
 
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Camping heads up at Escalante

Just wanted to give a heads up that Ranger Rick is out, and in full force in the canyon! While on the river R. Rick gave my girlfriend a $125 ticket for not camping in a designated camping area (I have never had a problem camping at this spot in the past). He also told me that Canyon policy was being enforced, because of problems with Kayakers in the past.
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Old 04-26-2010   #2
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Canyon policy? Did RangerRick give you any beta on what this may be?
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Old 04-26-2010   #3
 
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The wood sign that cover all rules and regulations come shortly after the open range area, its maybe a mile before the takeout.
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On the way out yesterday R. Rick was taking a picture of the sign with all the rules on it. Building his case, I don't think you can fight this one. I promptly flipped him off. If anyone wants the "rules" they are on a big brown sign about 2/3 of the way into the canyon on the left just after a cattle grate.
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I promptly flipped him off.
That helps.
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FYI-

For those of you not inclined to stop and read the whole sign, the ranger (who is clearly not a big fan of kayakers) explained that all of the legal camping is on the south side of the road in places with the brown BLM markers. Apparently, everything to the north side of the road is off limits. You can camp at the takeout, but you are not supposed to have any wood fires, just charcoal. The law has come to Escalante, so plan your camping and extracurricular activities accordingly.
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Is there any way to blame demshitz for this.
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Old 04-26-2010   #8
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brilliant

Soooooo glad someone flipped off the ranger: brilliant. It'll make him even happier to see the rest of us when we show up to camp. Way to go, bro. At least you got your run in.
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That sign is not big. One would have to stop and walk up to it to read it.
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We all know what Dinks the Ranger Ricks of the world can be, but if we are going to continue to do what we love we have to put up with them.
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