Inconsiderate campers

I’m wondering how a normal considerate person would handle a situation such as the one my wife and I came across. Just recently while visiting a wilderness forestry campsite, we arrived to find that several picnic table locations had been cordoned off by yellow caution ribbon strung across the entrances.

I’m wondering how a normal considerate person would handle a situation such as the one my wife and I came across. Just recently while visiting a wilderness forestry campsite, we arrived to find that several picnic table locations had been cordoned off by yellow caution ribbon strung across the entrances.

In other cases, at other lakes, we have come across two camp chairs and unoccupied tents. After taking up a campsite on this particular trip farther away from the lake due to this ongoing situation, a large fifth-wheel arrived to share what we thought was the same disappointment we were confronted with. The father, after a few minutes pondering (and much to our delight), removed the intimating obstacles and discarded them in the fire pit and made his family camp.

My wife and I spent the evening in anticipation of the outcome of his actions. I would have considered the same action had I not been over-the-hill and required an umpteen “Dan Black Belt and Kick your Butt Self Defence.” Unfortunately I only have a yellow one, running from the nape of my neck to the small of my back. Well-executed sir! Who ever you were, we hope your act of defiance will deter others form this obtrusive, inconsiderate act of arrogance. Happy camping.

Andy Homan

 

Penticton