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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Default Bivying in Garibaldi park?

I'm quite keen to pay park fees and support the system but I don't necessarily want to stay at the campgrounds. i.e. in a couple of weeks I was thinking of hitting up Diamond Head and bivying near Lava Lake. I'll definitely pay my $10 camping permit but am I 'forbidden' from wilderness camping? From reading the website it says thou shalt camp at the designated campgrounds but that doesn't work if you're going up Garibaldi from Brohm ridge as an overnighter (for example).


Just curious what others experiences/perspectives are...
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 08:32 AM
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They want you to register and pay, (lying to them and potential emergency services) by telling them you're staying at one of the non-reservable camps. Online only with card, valid email, intrusive questions etc. There is no way to pay cash.

"No-trace Camping" refers to no official recognition that anyone uses the park beyond the contracted-out campground, therefore ignore it. All they care is that you paid.
Go ahead and bivy, done all the time, but best only well beyond the camps and hordes.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-28-2016, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, that's what I figured, discretion is the key. I'll just keep the volume on the boom box at 5 or below
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I've spoken to a ranger about this. Apparently there is supposed to be some kind of rule about being 2km from a trail and 'out of sight'. Whether this is unofficial or not I couldn't tell you as I have not been able to find anything on the webpage, the management plan or anywhere else I have looked. Discretion is definitely the key, stay well away from any trails and keep hidden.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-29-2016, 12:25 AM
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The experience of Garibaldi is vastly improved once you're that 2km/out-of-sight-and-hearing away from the hordes.

Also may I emphasize that you are expected (by me even if no one else) to be a proficient respectful sharer of a rare fragile truly special place, so please tread lightly while you're there. I explored it many years ago on foot when I was young, and I've spent considerable time there with a boat the past few years and have a whole new appreciation of it. The world needs more places like that, and more people loving those places.
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I agree, I've camped all over Garibaldi over the years and it is a much better experience away from the campgrounds, but the campgrounds do afford a convenient place to stay if you're doing some of the more popular hikes.

Otherwise, tread lightly and enjoy the beauty of one of the most beautiful places on earth.
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