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Old 07-09-2016, 02:15 PM   #141
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Talked to Tammy yesterday and rescheduled our pickup and orientation for the 12th of September. After calling around it didn't take long to figure out that it was going to be very difficult to find a place to camp for a couple of days.
That depends on your route. If you're staying on the US side after pickup, you should find several private campgrounds in the northern cascades, and even some forest service sites.
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Old 07-09-2016, 02:24 PM   #142
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Talked to Tammy yesterday and rescheduled our pickup and orientation for the 12th of September. After calling around it didn't take long to figure out that it was going to be very difficult to find a place to camp for a couple of days.
That's surprising. School will be back in come early September. Vacancy will likely improve.
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:36 PM   #143
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Talked to Tammy yesterday and rescheduled our pickup and orientation for the 12th of September. After calling around it didn't take long to figure out that it was going to be very difficult to find a place to camp for a couple of days.
We just got back from our pickup. We stayed at BC Provincial CGs before and after. We stayed at Cultus Lake the night b4 pickup.. It is nice for a CG so close to suburbia. We reserved our spot 3 weeks in advance with only about 10 sites available but found 1/4-1/3 vacancies upon arrival. The BC campgrounds are nice and range from pit toilet/water to full range. Security/admin is out sourced at some places. They can be quite vigilant. At Cultus the camp cop kept bugging us til my wife jumped on him. Then he started bugging others. She picked up some recently pruned tree branches and he axed if we brought the firewood or collected it here (trick question). He informed us that in the front country campgrounds you cannot pickup wood on the ground to burn. Only in back country campgrounds is that allowed. I learned something. It must be an unwritten rule.
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Sounds like the camp cop owned the firewood concession.
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About a third of the park management supervisors get it and 2/3 do not. We used to haul literally tons of wood to the campgrounds, even hauled it there when it was the off season. Left it in the woodyard, no signs no nothing. It all dissapeared, keeping it out of the landfill and saving time and labor. If a sign is needed, it only needs to say Free wood here but nowhere else in the park. Some park rangers and camp hosts think park ranger and Lone Ranger are synonymous. Their misguided attitude invariably leads to complaints. 32 years as a Parks Superintendent, I know.
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She picked up some recently pruned tree branches and he [asked] if we brought the firewood or collected it here (trick question). He informed us that in the front country campgrounds you cannot pickup wood on the ground to burn. Only in back country campgrounds is that allowed. I learned something. It must be an unwritten rule.
It's not unwritten, but it may be a request or guideline rather than a rule:
From Visiting Parks - BC Parks - Province of British Columbia
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Please don’t gather firewood from the area around your campsite or elsewhere in the park. Dead wood is an important habitat element for many plants and animals; it adds organic matter to the soil.
Gathering prunings seems reasonable to me (and different from either cutting it yourself, or gathering deadfall), but my guess is that many people - although of course not anyone in this forum - will cut wood and then claim "it was already cut and lying on the ground".
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