Kevin, over at the Adirondack Forum, has a lengthy post on his recent arrest by a DEC Ranger for being in violation of the snowshoe regulation in the High Peaks. The post consists of two components – the initial violation cited by the Ranger and Kevin’s “civil disobedience” in trying to avoid a ticket.
The violation was to “vii. fail to possess and use skis or snowshoes when the terrain is snow-covered with eight or more inches of snow;” with the intent of preventing post-holing on trails.
There are over 100 posts in response to Kevin’s initial posting most addressing the civil disobedience aspects of the situation. This misses a valuable point – the High Peaks are such a heavily traveled area that regulation after regulation is necessary. I, for one, was unaware of this regulation and I am again reminded why WinterCampers.com tends to avoid the High Peaks region when a back country experience is desired.SHARE