July 2013 Southwestern Kings Canyon NP - bryanlallen
Not bad for a free campground. A humorous side-note: sleeping in the Element, we heard a somewhat-noisy car come driving up the road and seemingly stop right next to us. I poked out my head; sure enough, there was a pickup truck no more than four feet away! Plus two other cars! I opened the door a bit, and explained that actually this was a campsite, not a parking lot, and they should please leave. Well, they were confused and upset, mostly because there wasn't any cell coverage and they'd lost track of part of their group ("There will NEVER be any cell coverage up here. Not in 10,000 years!" I said.) I think they'd never been in a campground and just didn't understand what the unwritten rules are. The guy with the truck sheepishly popped the hood of his truck and poked at the starter with a stick, the engine grinding to life, and they all took off, a bit flustered. By this time, I was laughing quite loudly, because the entire scenario was rather absurd.

Not bad for a free campground. A humorous side-note: sleeping in the Element, we heard a somewhat-noisy car come driving up the road and seemingly stop right next to us. I poked out my head; sure enough, there was a pickup truck no more than four feet away! Plus two other cars! I opened the door a bit, and explained that actually this was a campsite, not a parking lot, and they should please leave. Well, they were confused and upset, mostly because there wasn't any cell coverage and they'd lost track of part of their group ("There will NEVER be any cell coverage up here. Not in 10,000 years!" I said.) I think they'd never been in a campground and just didn't understand what the unwritten rules are. The guy with the truck sheepishly popped the hood of his truck and poked at the starter with a stick, the engine grinding to life, and they all took off, a bit flustered. By this time, I was laughing quite loudly, because the entire scenario was rather absurd.