I'm gonna confess: it's a relief to be out of National Forests and back to BLM for a while. [BLM rangers, no "famous last words," please.] We haven't had any unpleasant NFS encounters at all; that's not what I'm saying. But, the arbitrary 300 foot rule that overrides obviously perfect campsites that are 400 feet from the road stinks. And, the miles and miles of ravine and completely inaccessible roadside that are labeled "permitted," followed by lovely, level, accessible sites that are off-limits can make me lose my religion. What religion? Exactly.
I just needed to work that past my crop.
NFS rangers say we can write to suggest recommissioning campsites we especially like. So far, in the Prescott region I find only snail mail addresses. They probably aren't funded enough to handle email traffic, so if you want to contribute you have to be willing to work a little harder at it.
|The clouds of dust are made by weekend ATVers. It has been suggested that strict NFS rules were aimed at destructive off-road travel, but may impact RVers more.|
These guys are on a permitted road, and this is Bureau of Land Management anyway.
Also great to see again: saguaros. Love those pointing guys.
Saguaro you headed?
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