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Rules About Building Man-Made Structures
April 23, 2017 01:46PM
Hi,

Are there rules/laws about building man-made structures in Yosemite backcountry? Nothing large, more like sleeping shelters and the like.

Thanks,

LK
Re: Rules About Building Man-Made Structures
April 23, 2017 02:06PM
From Yosemite's web site: "Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches."
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/lnt.htm
Re: Rules About Building Man-Made Structures
April 24, 2017 11:16AM
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markskor
From Yosemite's web site: "Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches."
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/lnt.htm

Thanks for the info.

I do make a group kitchen/trench in snow sometimes and fill it back with snow on the way out. I am assuming that Lowell is not talking about snow caves or trenches etc.
Re: Rules About Building Man-Made Structures
April 24, 2017 03:12PM
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nwhkr
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markskor
From Yosemite's web site: "Do not build structures, furniture, or dig trenches."
https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/lnt.htm

Thanks for the info.

I do make a group kitchen/trench in snow sometimes and fill it back with snow on the way out. I am assuming that Lowell is not talking about snow caves or trenches etc.

I was thinking of simple sleeping shelters and wooden fire reflectors, things that would be taken down upon leaving in a "leave no trace" manner.
Re: Rules About Building Man-Made Structures
April 23, 2017 07:50PM
Reading "The Last Season" about SEKI ranger Randy Morgenson, it sounded like breaking down man-made structures was a not-too-fun part of the job...
Re: Rules About Building Man-Made Structures
April 24, 2017 10:36AM
Thanks, I appreciate the link. I wish there was a way to do this responsibly, but I get the reasons why it is not allowed.
Lowell
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