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Postby maverick » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:30 am

Really. :\

DV NP:

Follow up: The van got stuck on Wednesday, March 8 about a half mile off road just north of Badwater. With park permission, a tow company pulled it out Friday afternoon with a small track vehicle.

It is illegal to drive off designated roads within Death Valley National Park. This driver has not yet been charged, but maximum possible penalty for this violation are 6 months in jail, $5,000 fine, and/or restitution charges for the cost of restoration work.

Restoration usually involves rakes or shovels to smooth the surface, then thoroughly soaking the area to encourage the salt to regrow.
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Re: Death Valley

Postby Jimr » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:40 am

Drawn and quartered come to mind.
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Re: Death Valley

Postby anotherdogdown17 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:18 pm

Can't fix stupid. You can fine "it" $5,000 though! Hope they do.
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Re: Death Valley

Postby zacjust32 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:44 pm

If the van is a-rocking...
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Re: Death Valley

Postby paul » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:36 pm

Fines are not much use for this sort of thing. What I'd like to see is the rangers give the guy a nice stout come-along and an anchor point at the nearest road. then he has to pull it out by himself with just the come-along, and then go back with the rake and shovel and clean up the mess he made. Set up bleachers, $1 a head donation to watch the show.
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Re: Death Valley

Postby Cross Country » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:29 pm

Tough comments
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Re: Death Valley

Postby Cross Country » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:30 pm

By the way, I think this person should be held accountable for his actions.
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Re: Death Valley

Postby psykokid » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:08 pm

man, this is the second or third asshat to mess up one of the playas in DV in the past year. Some stooge decided to do some laps out in the racetrack earlier this year. IIRC they caught they persons responsible in that one.
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Re: Death Valley

Postby ERIC » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:05 pm

HEADLINE:
"Uncle Rico suffers setback in search of wide open space to showcase arm strength for NFL scouts"

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