How living in Utah's woods has inspired this mother-daughter art duo

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  • RollFizzlebeef Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2018 11:47 a.m.

    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!

  • bjutah American Fork, UT
    Aug. 8, 2018 9:41 a.m.

    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.

  • RollFizzlebeef Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 7, 2018 10:36 p.m.

    Oh yeah!! So cool! I want to buy all their stuff!