Boondocking in Durango becoming limited
We have a similar problem around Sacramento. Two rivers meet in Sacramento, the American and the Sacramento, and the parkways along both rivers are the primary sources of recreation and beauty in this area. Boating, bicycling, hiking, horse riding, and unfortunately, a growing number of homeless encampments. It is illegal for anyone to camp in the parkways, so it is hard to see how it is discriminating against the homeless who set up their temporary living quarters there. But there is at least one well known local attorney who has taken up their cause, making it almost impossible to evict them. Park rangers can't evict them without a posted warning giving them a few days to move out, which generally results in their relocating a mile or so away, requiring a new posted warning. Rangers can't haul away their stuff without storing it somewhere where they can claim whatever they want to keep. So it is a growing population which is a source of crime, drugs, and harassment of other people hiking or biking through their areas. Wish their was something we could do about it, but it is a problem that seems to be getting worse rather than better.