When I checked out the two sites Christen and I occupied last week, I was disappointed in their condition. After just one week both campsites were a mess: paper plates, diapers, broken beer bottles and other assorted trash littered the entire area. This campground is totally free and includes beautiful views in all directions and includes a dumpster for trash. Why are people so disrespectful of our environment?
The above picture shows how I left my campsite around the fire ring. I am not including a picture of how I found it because in addition to the load of trash around the site, someone had taken a dump less than a foot from this fire ring.
Rick enjoying the view and sounds of the river.
I had to do some clean-up at this new site but due to the remote location, there was less trash than at my old site. I think I have made my last trip this season to the Kern River so I am spared having to witness what I am almost certain is now a trash laden site.
Firewood supply that Rick and I gathered in about an hour.
These rapids are directly down the hill from my campsite.
The remainder of my stay involved many hours of hiking, reading in the warm sunshine and sleeping with the sounds of the river lulling me to sleep. No gold panning for me this trip but the same prospectors were there in force each day.
Sorry for the rant as I usually give everyone the benefit of the doubt, however in this case there is no doubt that the individuals involved are inconsiderate slobs.