A day can start out on a real high note... and then some bozo with the IQ of a small turnip... has to dump all over it...
We got hitched up yesterday and pulled over to the area of where we plan to make a long camp. The weather predictions seem to be showing a little more Outdoor Weather... Let's hope.
On a spur of the moment/what the hell sort of a decision I passed the "Temporary" location and pulled the few hundred yards up to the location we really preferred. When I got out and walked it I decided it had firmed up enough overnight that I could get pulled in and set, without doing damage to the meadow...
... and did just that. Got parked and didn't hardly leave a track.
|*Ashley National Forest Camp*|
|*an RV Boondocking "Long Camp"*|
Right up to that moment when the peace and solitude is broken by the noise of people... who don't give two hoots and a holler... for much of anything...
Like I said... I pulled off the road in the access... and Stopped... climbed out... and WALKED to check the meadow and conditions.
Only a disrespectful idiot just puts his foot on the pedal as HE Turns In without stopping... runs up where it's wet... gets stuck... climbs out and locks in his hubs... and four wheel drives through the meadow, dragging his trailer... churning up nice, ugly ruts... Decides... "This is too wet at this end"... and comes churning back past me... to the OTHER end.... making ruts... just about the whole way... except for the mostly dry, firm section where I parked... after checking conditions ON FOOT...
... or a Pair of idiots... dragging two trailers... who are now our neighbors.
The good news? They left. :) So, we have our solitude back this morning.
Oh, they left their trailers parked down below us... I guess they're just making sure they've got a place for this Memorial day weekend... So Likely they'll be bringing back a bunch of ATV's to raise a ruckus and see how much more they can tear up... That and their dog... which they let just run all over hell... so we couldn't even sit... in our own camp... with our dogs... which are ALWAYS kept close and under control...
'course... we wouldn't want to do that either... what with all the hollerin' and squealin'... and that argument that; "It's the mountains... we come here so they can holler and squeal" falls on deaf ears in This camp. You want to make that much racket and such... don't park by other folks... go find a place off... all by yourself so you can be as stupid as you wanna be.... show some respect!
Sound kinda grumpy don't I? What can I say? 'bout the only thing that comes to mind is... "Some People's kids!!" ..... arrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh!
Do me a favor... When you pull back into the bush... Don't just go churning off the road... Clear off the road and stop. Put your boots on the dirt... and go WALK where you're thinking 'bout pullin' your rig. Make sure doin' so ain't gonna leave damage that folks will have to see... 50 freaking years from now!
I'm not a greenie... never have been... never will be (that's a tirade for another time)... but People... Have a Care! Exercise some plain ol' common etiquette. Show some respect for both the land and the other people that came before you... Who left the land in the beautiful condition YOU FOUND IT... AND... the people who will come after you leave.
Leave it yourself... in that Same, Good, Condition... or if you can... Better.
What really bothers me about "This crew" is... it's plain... from their rigs... they come from ranch/farm backgrounds... They Should Know Better!.... arrrrrrgggggghhhh!
Well... I'm going to go and burn off some "Mad at Fools" energy... and take a nice Walk in the Park... leaving only my tracks... faint tracks that will wash away with the wind...
You know... I've heard it suggested now and then... and I'm Thinking a License to Breed... might not be such a bad idea after all...
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And people wonder why we have more and more 'privileges'(to quote George Carlin) taken away!
Are you sure they came from a farm/ranch background or are they want-to-bes? They think the truck look's cool.
And just as an observation, ranchers are, as a group, more respectful of the land than farmers. I come from a farming background and now live in a ranching community, two different breed of people.
They could be wanna-be's... either way... they get me steamed! :)
and to tell the truth... respect and common courtesy shouldn't be that rare... either from people in the Agricultural Community... or "Townies"...
Ol' grumpy is leavin' for a hike now! :)
There always seems to be someone waiting to pee on your parade! I hate it when that happens! Getting out somewhere far away from city lights is always a special treat. And there always seems to be at least one idiot who has to try and spoil it. Don't let 'em get you down, Brian! Love your blog!
Illegitimus non carborundum!!
Breath brotherman, In... out...
I hope the hike helps!
I'm rather surprised they didn't park right on top of you as idiots usually do. Good luck this weekend.
um... guess I'm gonna have to study up on my latin :) far from the city lights. I can do that while I "Breath brotherman, In... out..." :) ... and continue glaring out the window... so they DON'T work up the nerve to park right on top of me! :)
going to wish you luck this weekend!..sounds like you are going to need it!..there goes the neighbourhood!!
ATV's... a proper place for them, one that I can avoid, and I'm ok. Roar and go fast and whatever. But on the Artful RV Adventure, when we saw any more than just one... boondocking or campgrounding... we drove on, or broke camp if we were there first.
Summers are tough almost every where almost every weekend. We learned to really hide on weekends. Monday thru friday you can usually find peace again.
Brian, Nice to see you in my neck of the woods. Been following you for years. You can thank the Ashley National Forest service also for your close new neighbors. They created a new roadless initiative and closed certain area's to boondocking camping. We have the same amount of people camping but less area's. There is not enough rangers to control the idiots like you have by you. So they camp on top of each other with the briggs and stratton generator screaming all night. Wait for the atv use if there is trails by you. Enjoy your crowded holiday I am getting ready for a yellow stone trip.
At least you aren't living in a subdivision and those folks moved in next door...permanently! Nice thing about your boondocking lifestyle, RV living in general, is you can always leave. It's a shame you have to even think about it.
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