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Re: TR: Dinkey Lakes Wilderness 725-7/27 2014

Postby rlown » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:14 pm

I'd bet most didn't have wilderness permits either, but it should be reported.

Sometimes it's not healthy to approach them at the time of the foul, but sometimes it is. I wouldn't approach there. I'd take a pic of what you saw, and call the ranger station as Mav pointed out. I'd also take a quick pic of the license plates in the parking lot on exit, but that's just me.



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Re: TR: Dinkey Lakes Wilderness 725-7/27 2014

Postby richlong8 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:35 am

When I first arrived at Swede Lake, I looked around for campsites. I found an established site, but decided against it when I saw a two large fire rings in the same site. One of the rings was built against a backdrop of a large boulder and had a six foot band of recent soot from the ground up the rock face. Call me whatever you want, but I did not want to be associated with that campsite! No respect for the wilderness.
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Re: TR: Dinkey Lakes Wilderness 725-7/27 2014

Postby iHartMK » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:20 am

No, but I should have. As many people go there, I would think the rangers would patrol it more. I don't understand why people can't just abide by the rules. Not having a fire at night isn't that bad. See more stars that way.
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Re: TR: Dinkey Lakes Wilderness 725-7/27 2014

Postby maverick » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:06 pm

iHartMK wrote:
No, but I should have.


Still can, just give them the dates and the locations, or PM me the dates
and the location and I will call them. If you do decide to call them please
let us know what they say.
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Re: TR: Dinkey Lakes Wilderness 725-7/27 2014

Postby schmalz » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:18 pm

Going up to a group of strangers and telling them what to do in the wilderness can have unfortunate consequences. I personally wouldn't confront anyone out there.

I did see one suggestion for that specific scenario that seemed like a decent idea though. If you walk up to the group with a friendly smile and say something like "Hey, I just thought you might want to know that fires are illegal here right now and I just saw a ranger down the trail about a half a mile from here."

That is probably your best bet at actually getting people to put out their fire, and they'll think you are doing them a favor instead of enforcing the rules.
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TR: Dinkey Lakes Wilderness 725-7/27 2014

Postby AlmostThere » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:41 pm

at pear lake I walked down to tell the ranger about the guy peeling a pine tree to feed his twig stove. think I have been in the dinkey ranger station twice reporting illegal fires - they got right on the radio.
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