Posted by: bowler1 on Sep-26-12 8:20 PM (EST)
The junk that bothers me the most...and that seems to be a trend I have noticed on some rivers...is where people have taken an existing or feasible camping location and "improved it" by adding items that the picked up at the local junk yard such as junked chairs, tables, etc, and of course left trash of their own.
That makes what may be a nice wilderness site into a junkyard and a creepy and crappy place to camp despite their efforts to leave the place in a better condition than when they found it.
I find that to be really puzzing myself and have noticed this on the last three rivers I have paddled. I am not sure who would actually go out of their way to do such a thing and I find it really disappointing.
Many of the sites on the James were like this. Perhaps this is why I found there to be so few viable sites since I did not consider those sites to be "viable"