Had a patrolling Ranger stop & approach us just once, and logically we anticipated getting the boot. He actually drove by us about and hour earlier and offered a polite wave of the hand as he passed. Told us it took about an hour to talk himself into returning. He explained he couldn't help himself - enthusiastically requested info about the Van, which ultimately let to a tour. We all had a good time!
Think you're more apt to have similar encounters
Sounds like if you use some common sense, get well off the beaten path the same rules that apply to back country camping apply here ie generally the people that go to trouble to get there are not the types that will give you trouble.
That's been my exact experience. I always see the tweeker looking people at the spots that are easy to get to and not very far out of the city. I think most of them are just looking for a place to party and/or live. I've never had any issues once we get off the beaten path.
Absolutely. Way more problems in town than in the boonies.
Same here. What's funny though is when in town or near people. Folks will want to check my van out but they stay 10-15' away in a circle. Like it's a DeLorean that just appeared out of no where. I often sense people are a little afraid of it for some reason. I don't know why but I don't mind having people leave it alone. Except if there's a drunk guy. Drunk guy will always be right up on the windows or crawling underneath yelling "it's 4 wheel drive".
2005 SMB RB 4x4 6.0 PSD
A rocket on the pad is safe,
but it's not what rockets are built for.
Donít let it worry you. Not Rally of course, he worries everyone. We live in the east where dispersed camping is hard to find but with the internet and phone apps I do pretty well. My wife and I always travel to in the Western US in the summer and boondock as much as we can.
Go with your gut. If itís doesnít feel right move on.
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