Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Cost of “Free”

One of the things that many people have come to expect in their visiting  here is “free camping.”  There are spots called “wilderness camping sites” which offer a convenient stopping point for those on hiking or canoe trips, and in various wilderness areas.  They’re not much for amenities.  They consist of a pit privy (an outhouse), a fire ring, and depending on the particular site, a clear spot to pitch a tent or a lean-to.    They’re popular with a set of people, particularly those who want to “get away from it all” or those who just want to camp “for free.”   What none of them ever consider is the cost of those sites.

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