@bjutah its too bad that your self-righteous indignation has made you a
fool of yourself. I know this couple and they have been moving around between
dixie national forest, RV parks, relatives/friends homes, and BLM land. We actually spoke with them on a visit about this exact topic, and the
directions given to them by a forest service ranger after they inquired about
their second stay on the same campground were that a 16-day limit applied and
they had to move 9 miles away and cant return to the same campground within 60
days, which they respected by finding a new place to stay near Cedar. I know these people and they're upstanding and respectful people who
regularly go on trash clean-up hikes and anytime we've gone camping with
them they've made it a point to haul out trash they find all over the area
and leave the place better than they found it.Perhaps instead of
jumping to conclusions about people you don't know you should get a little
more information first next time. It seems to me you just assumed the worst and
used it as an opportunity to play "social justice warrior" and fill
yourself with a sense of moral superiority. Sad!
Sounds like a violation of National Forest camping policies. You must leave a
national forest for 16 nights within a 30-day period. Changing campsites does
not count as leaving. This is also intended to carry over between between
national forests, so hopping forests to circumvent the rule is also
prohibited."Camping in dispersed areas on the Forest is allowed
for fourteen (14) days in any thirty (30) day consecutive period. Campers must
move off Forest after reaching the 14-day limit. The stay limit also applies to
all camping equipment, even if used by a different person or group. Camping
equipment must be removed by the end of the fourteen (14) day stay limit or the
equipment may be impounded. Stay limits are implemented to reduce impacts to
vegetation and wildlife habitat, as well as provide access to popular campsite
areas for other visitors. Sadly, such rules and regulations are
frequently ignored by the "I don't have to follow rules" crowd.
Unfortunately, these regulations are seldom enforced by the NFS.
Oh yeah!! So cool! I want to buy all their stuff!