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What's up with all the not so stealthy van campers near Red Rock?


mcarizona · · Flag · Joined Feb 2007 · Points: 180

Now, Now gang.  Hatin' on each other and generalizing about lifestyles is not going to make our Red Rock experience any better.  It would be GREAT if the vans would disperse so we don't get more restrictions.  It would be GREAT if we could get that (shabby ass, noisy, windy) camp expanded.  I don't know what John Wilder knows, but maybe someone could think of something to persuade the BLM to make room for us (all).  
Steve

Trad Princess · · Not That Into Climbing · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 1,175
Mick wrote:  No doubt the homeowners on Hedgemont Ave will find this beta hilarious. 

Doubt any of them read/post here, braj.

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65
Ocalslay Onlyyay wrote:

Doubt any of them read/post here, braj.

Post here? Highly unlikely, unless they're climbers (and even climbers might not like vanlife scum overnighting on their street). But not reading? How marvelously naive. Think automated readers that scan the net and fire off an email to someone, like perhaps an HOA, when they encounter mention of a keyword or phrase or, gee, maybe a street name.

clint helander · · anchorage, alaska · Joined Dec 2007 · Points: 611

Heard they busted a bunch of folks on skid row two nights ago. There were still 30+ vans there last night!

Rob warden The space lizard · · Now...where? · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 0
clint helander wrote: Heard they busted a bunch of folks on skid row two nights ago. There were still 30+ vans there last night!

Where did you hear this?

Matt Wetmore · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2017 · Points: 46
Rob the tricam wrote:

Where did you hear this?

https://www.reddit.com/r/climbing/comments/9xnbxi/camping_at_red_rocks

Emory Clark · · Lake Placid · Joined Jul 2017 · Points: 0

Van dwellers posting on reddit.  Now I've heard it all.  

Andrew Raether · · Las Vegas, Nevada · Joined Apr 2012 · Points: 412
Josh Janes wrote: Are you referring to the Mercedes dealership on 160?

Yes, it's an eyesore... But after I paused and gave it some thought, I decided I'd rather these dirtbags camp there on the side of the highway than go out and ruin the more wild, scenic spots that only require a little more effort.

Although better still would be utilizing the campground or Walmart parking lots.

People are camping/parking all over around late night parking lot are the dirt roads around Black Velvet, as well as all over on cottonwood pass road by Potosi. People need to just drive another 10 minutes to Lovell where free camping is legal.

crag cat · · San Diego · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 16
Pete Baumgardner · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 5
J W wrote: I mean, we call it Skid Row locally, so obviously we all consider it an eyesore. Unfortunately, with the massive increase in visitation and the campground going to reservations in the new year, this is probably a new way of life until Metro decides that it’s illegal and they bust it up and enforce it regularly.

Honestly, I have no idea why you would camp there anyway- it’s loud and gross, and next to a shooting range. There’s a ton of other legal camping around...


Pete Baumgardner · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 5

I named it "Skid Row".

Max Rausch · · Portland, OR · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 170

Last spring i was stealthly asleep on the ground behind a van, and at 3am, some vatos drove by unloading their pistols. Twas quite exciting.

Pete Baumgardner · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 5

My new "Skid Row" K.P:s campsites for Vanners, submariners, & even Prisoners (Sprinter folk.) :-)

Rob warden The space lizard · · Now...where? · Joined Sep 2009 · Points: 0
Pete Baumgardner wrote: I named it "Skid Row".

It is a crime. 

O · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2011 · Points: 65
Emory Clark wrote: Van dwellers posting on reddit.  Now I've heard it all.  

How else are you going to tell your parents that you are trying to use your career in gender theory? You post online about how you are so intelligent and a SJW while living in your van spreading the word of Bernie/Honnold 2020.

But in reality, Bishop, RR and a ton of other places are swarmed with people who feelThat every street, side of highway, parking lot is theirs. I have lived in my car since before it was a “thing” and don’t get how you can have a rug/chairs/etc sitting in a spot that isn’t a legit camp site and feel like people are in the wrong for approaching you. 
Pete Baumgardner · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 5

Dropped pin
Near Las Vegas, NV
https://maps.app.goo.gl/HKgTN

Pete Baumgardner · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 5

I agree. But l wish to be helpful.

Pete Baumgardner · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 5
Pete Baumgardner wrote: My new "Skid Row" K.P:s campsites for Vanners, submariners, & even Prisoners (Sprinter folk.) :-)

"Kentucky Pete's campsites fur Vanners, R-Vanners, Submariner's, & YES even Prisoners. (Most Sprinter folks, exception: Freightliner's.) :)

Ashort · · Las Vegas, NV · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 55
Pete Baumgardner wrote: Dropped pin
Near Las Vegas, NV
https://maps.app.goo.gl/HKgTN

That is private property currently planned for development.

Malcolm Daly · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jan 2001 · Points: 380

Looks like plenty of free camping to me...

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Nevada
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