|Sent on:||Tuesday, August 13, 2013 7:44 PM|
Just to show us that rules DO exist for a reason. This past Sunday, an acquaintance witnessed a park ranger writing out tickets to hikers swimming in Pine Meadow Lake, and also one of the smaller surrounding lakes. It appears the ranger used a dirt bike to reach the lakes, then waited on the shore for the swimmers to come out.
We've also met rangers checking backpackers for bear canisters in the Adirondack region. And last year we saw rangers at Harriman and Bear Mountain issue tickets to drivers illegally parked on the roadside, as well as hikers that hadn't leashed their dogs.
Be sure to read up on park rules wherever you're hiking - it might help you avoid a ticket.