Troll =P.retired jerry wrote: ↑May 14th, 2018, 1:30 pmI'm just trolling here:
"When the Eagle Creek Overlook group site is occupied, the public should not go in there or around that area."
Is there a regulation or is she just saying it would be nice if people didn't go there?
Is there a sign saying not to enter?
Me - I don't care about any of that. If my presence is annoying, I will go somewhere else even if it's not illegal.
As long as I'm trolling here, the NW Forest Pass is legal. People misrepresent legal rulings. If a trailhead has a toilet, picnic table, and garbage can they can charge. It has to be for just the area around those facilities, you can't require the pass over a long stretch of highway just because there's those facilities at one spot.
By all means, see if they'll use a more suitable word than "should", but pedantic semantics aside, I think you know what it means ;D.
They've deemed the area reservation-only, and defined when/what that means. I've provided their trail of authority.
I return to my initial point of this thread: that the Field Guide be amended to more accurately portray the limited access during the reservation season, to wit: no public access (foot or vehicle) beyond the gate when it's occupied (which it almost always, and you have to break that rule to find out if it's occupied, so best to just not try during rental season -- or, better yet, contact them and see if there is an unreserved period). If there isn't enough proof in this thread for that, then there won't be. =)
Either way, feel free to bin this thread. Discussions about the authority/regulations/definitions can be opened up in a new thread. Didn't intend for this to be anything more than "Field Guide Support" lol.