I plead guilty
Posted by: jdb on May-31-12 1:44 PM (EST)
I guess I'm an offender since I have been soliciting camping recommendations near Washington DC, which is most definitely a bearucratic wilderness, but maybe not a paddling one. I had the good fortune to do a trip in BCWA a while back and I hope to again someday. But for the time being, the wildest place I'll be paddling probably will have "State Park" somewhere in the title.
It did actually cross my mind that maybe I was posting in the wrong spot and that the paddling spots I had in mind weren't epic enough to really count as "wilderness tripping". But what other forum should I have posted in? I didn't want to argue with anyone, so B&B was out. My question certainly wasn't fishing or asking for partners. The Advice forum is all "what's the best kayak/canoe for me?" and "how do I fix my XYZ?" (althought the "kayak wholesale" thread on there is pretty entertaining) The Paddler's Place is all "rudder vs. skeg" debates, musings about trip reports, and links to news stories about dudes who drown and weren't wearing a PFD. So this forum still seemed like the best spot. I reasoned that localish trips are still within the scope of "and Beyond".