December 13th, 2012 07:54 PM
freak trail camping
Been riding Willow Street in Barnstable, MA earlier today. Went across the sandy "highway" towards Mary Dunn Pond. In about a mile, right in the middle of the singletrack trail there was a tent. No way to go around it without carrying the bike through the bushes. The tent was surrounded by a pile of apparently used toilet paper and trash. The situation was disgusting a lot and a bit spooky, too. I've been on the same trail just few days before and there was nothing like that, then.
Can this be a hunters' camp? It was too far from anything interesting for a homeless camp to my thinking, as it was literally in the center of the woods. My questions to you are how often do you encounter things like that? Did you ever have issues with the hunters during their season (I know it's muzzle-loader season now)?