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Old 07-12-2018, 11:18 PM   #1
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Lake Lila -Paradise Lost !!

After a string of very memorable trips to Lake Lila over the last 20 plus years, I just returned from one I would like to forget. I knew that sooner or later this gem would be found by the most undesirable “campers”. The one night we we awakened by the sounds of fireworks, M80s?( large and small) which continued until almost 2 AM. The following morning they were giving each other wake up calls with smaller firecrackers. Speaking with other campers, this went on for 3 nights. One couple that had been tripping there for 25 years was forced to leave. From what I gather , a Ranger finally read them the riot act. The sad part is that resources had to be pulled from a missing persons search in the area to scold these children.
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:06 AM   #2
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This is why there is birth control.
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:09 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear of your experience. Lila is a special place and I fell in love with it years ago......not so much recently.

The state, towns and periodicals are going to publicize this place to death.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:00 AM   #4
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Sorry to hear about your experience. Lake Lila was a favorite of my brother in law. I've biked there and hiked the road to the top of the local mountain but have only canoed it once (short trip). Your story about Lila plus another story with beautiful photo's has inspired me to go back. Are there any special places that I should canoe too or is it's allure due to it's seclusion and confined to night-time camping?
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:01 AM   #5
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From what I gather , a Ranger finally read them the riot act. The sad part is that resources had to be pulled from a missing persons search in the area to scold these children.
Very true. I don't know which ranger it was you speak of, but the particular ranger assigned to Lake Lila (Bob Zurek) was in charge of the planning function for the ongoing search activity near Paul Smiths. The incident plans team assembles all known relevant information on the subject and gathers accumulated information from each day's search activities to best determine where to next send resources for the best chance of success. I worked directly with Bob for 3 days earlier this week on that SAR incident.
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:36 AM   #6
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i had just heard from a fellow camper that a Ranger was called and that someone(ranger or asst) had stopped to talk to this group on wed. This incident was obviously a low priority compared to a search for a missing person in the area.
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This is why there is birth control.
Sometimes I wish it could be retroactive.
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i had just heard from a fellow camper that a Ranger was called and that someone(ranger or asst) had stopped to talk to this group on wed. This incident was obviously a low priority compared to a search for a missing person in the area.
AFRs would be wearing a tan light colored shirt. Rangers wear a full dark green uniform and carry a sidearm, which is obviously visible. AFRs do not.
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