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Old 03-31-2017, 08:56 AM   #6
tgoodwin
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As Joe Cedar said, Ausable Rd. is a public road. So while it is legal to pause and drop off others before going to park, for obvious reasons the Ausable Club does not want vehicles stopping there for the time it takes to have everyone but the driver get their packs, other gear, and themselves out of the vehicle. On busy mornings, there could be quite a line of cars blocking the road while this goes on. Additionally, then there is a group (perhaps several groups) hanging around waiting for the driver to return from parking the vehicle.

Same applies to the end of the hike. While public access through the Ausable Club is insured by virtue of the 1978 land sale agreement, hikers should still consider themselves as "guests" until they reach state land and therefore behave appropriately with regard to their "host".
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