[Cdt-l] Hitching in WY

Rich Brown rkb1818 at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 1 01:15:50 CST 2013


My thanks to the Wyoming legislature and Gov. Mead for making
life easier.
 
Undying gratitude to Jim Wolf, Yogi, and other CDT immortals for 
keeping folks current.
 
Kudos to Shannon for continuing efforts to invite everyone's input
to the FS.
 
Also, in years past I have never been stranded in Dubois or Lander, 
but I have had stays involuntarily extended. Plenty to do in either
municipality. In Dubois, 1) Stand and gawk at grizz tracks in somebody's
parking lot; 2) Drink beer; 3) Eat real food.  In Lander, see 2 and 3
above.
 
My respects to all,
Bear Brown
CDT 1996-lemniscate
 
 

 

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> 1. Hitchhiking in Wyoming Is Legal (Jim Wolf)
> 2. Re: Hitchhiking in Wyoming Is Legal (Jackie McDonnell)
> 3. Re: Hitchhiking in Wyoming Is Legal (Will Hiltz)
> 4. Easy Sign-On Letter for Blackfoot Travel Plan (Shannon Freix)
> 5. Re: Hitchhiking in Wyoming Is Legal (Scott Williams)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:15:03 -0500
> From: Jim Wolf <mail at cdtsociety.org>
> Subject: [Cdt-l] Hitchhiking in Wyoming Is Legal
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> From the Jackson Hole Daily:
> 
> Hitchhiking is no longer illegal in Wyoming.
> 
> During a ceremony Wednesday, Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill that tweaks 
> state law to allow residents to hitch a ride. Mead's signature brings 
> Wyoming in line with a majority of states in allowing some form of 
> hitchhiking.
> 
> The changes eliminated a prohibition in state law against "soliciting a 
> ride." The existing statute still bans people from soliciting jobs, 
> business or other contributions from passersby. - See more at: 
> http://jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9600#sthash.2Mg3Iqtq.dpuf
> 
> Good news for hikers stranded in Dubois!
> 
> Jim Wolf
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> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:33:11 -0600
> From: Jackie McDonnell <yogihikes at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Hitchhiking in Wyoming Is Legal
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> Dubois is right!!!
> 
> I was a little frightened in 2012 when a police car / Sheriff arrived
> within seconds of me sticking my thumb out. Luckily, we didn't get a
> ticket.
> 
> Yogi
> www.pcthandbook.com
> 
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Jim Wolf <mail at cdtsociety.org> wrote:
> 
> > From the Jackson Hole Daily:
> >
> > Hitchhiking is no longer illegal in Wyoming.
> >
> > During a ceremony Wednesday, Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill that tweaks
> > state law to allow residents to hitch a ride. Mead?s signature brings
> > Wyoming in line with a majority of states in allowing some form of
> > hitchhiking.
> >
> > The changes eliminated a prohibition in state law against ?soliciting a
> > ride.? The existing statute still bans people from soliciting jobs,
> > business or other contributions from passersby. - See more at:
> > http://jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9600#sthash.2Mg3Iqtq.dpuf
> >
> > Good news for hikers stranded in Dubois!
> >
> > Jim Wolf
> >
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> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:56:04 -0800
> From: Will Hiltz <will.hiltz at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Hitchhiking in Wyoming Is Legal
> To: Jackie McDonnell <yogihikes at gmail.com>
> Cc: cdt-l at backcountry.net
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> I wonder if Jonathan remembers the long discussion he and I had over email
> about this, had to have been circa 2010 on the list. I am hereby claiming
> victory if there was any disagreement between us: as I predicted this would
> be changed by the state legislature. Please note however that Yogiing
> anything other than a ride (arguably, water for example) might still run
> afoul of what is quoted below. Hike on!
> 
> 
> Easy
> 
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Jackie McDonnell <yogihikes at gmail.com>wrote:
> 
> > Dubois is right!!!
> >
> > I was a little frightened in 2012 when a police car / Sheriff arrived
> > within seconds of me sticking my thumb out. Luckily, we didn't get a
> > ticket.
> >
> > Yogi
> > www.pcthandbook.com
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Jim Wolf <mail at cdtsociety.org> wrote:
> >
> >> From the Jackson Hole Daily:
> >>
> >> Hitchhiking is no longer illegal in Wyoming.
> >>
> >> During a ceremony Wednesday, Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill that tweaks
> >> state law to allow residents to hitch a ride. Mead?s signature brings
> >> Wyoming in line with a majority of states in allowing some form of
> >> hitchhiking.
> >>
> >> The changes eliminated a prohibition in state law against ?soliciting a
> >> ride.? The existing statute still bans people from soliciting jobs,
> >> business or other contributions from passersby. - See more at:
> >> http://jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9600#sthash.2Mg3Iqtq.dpuf
> >>
> >> Good news for hikers stranded in Dubois!
> >>
> >> Jim Wolf
> >>
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> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:04:43 -0700
> From: Shannon Freix <sfreix at wildmontana.org>
> Subject: [Cdt-l] Easy Sign-On Letter for Blackfoot Travel Plan
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> Sorry to beat a dead horse, but comment period for the Blackfoot Travel
> Plan is coming to a close in March. Thanks to everyone that has written
> your letters or emails. If you've been busy - now is the time to take 30
> seconds and do it!
> 
> Here is an easy sign-on letter from The Wilderness Society. We like what it
> has to sayA River Runs Through It & the Continental Divide National Scenic
> Trail....these special places should be protected from motorized use.
> https://secure.wilderness.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=2521&autologin=true
> .
> 
> Keep in mind the Forest Service has the choice to make the CDT
> non-motorized (as it should be). Tell them you are expecting that decision.
> 
> More importantly, this same issue is coming down the pike on the
> Beaverhead-Deerlodge Nat'l Forest. I hope we can set a non-motorized
> example now that will help us rally support for the next conversation about
> motors on the CDT.
> 
> Thanks for writing in!
> -- 
> Shannon Freix
> *Montana Wilderness Association
> Continental Divide Trail Program Manager*
> 912 2nd Ave W - Kalispell, MT, 59901
> 406.781.0627
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> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:40:49 -0800
> From: Scott Williams <baidarker at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Hitchhiking in Wyoming Is Legal
> To: Will Hiltz <will.hiltz at gmail.com>
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> I was picked up and dropped off on the edge of town in Laramie Wy way back
> in 1971, by a very friendly cop who didn't give us a ticket, but told us to
> be discrete about hitching in Wy as it was illegal. While he was a nice
> guy, when I hitched into Dubois this past summer, I was waiting for his not
> so nice cousin to cite me for simply not wanting to hike the road into
> town. It didn't happen, and the rides into and out of Cowboy Central were
> with really wonderful folks who were very supportive of hikers in general.
> 
> We got to Dubois just in time for National Cowboy Day, and a great Wild
> West parade and other fun. I went to a lovely little log cabin Episcopal
> church on Sunday morning and learned that they had been hosting cross
> country cyclists for free for years there, right in the church. They were
> fascinated by what we were doing on the trail. They also had one of the
> best gear shops on trail, just across the street from the Post Office.
> They had a big map of the CDT on the wall with pins in it for all the
> significant stops. That was the only gear store on trail that had real UL
> gear. Clearly they were becoming aware of our needs. Dubois was a kick.
> Seems some things do change over time.
> 
> Shroomer
> 
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM, Will Hiltz <will.hiltz at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > I wonder if Jonathan remembers the long discussion he and I had over email
> > about this, had to have been circa 2010 on the list. I am hereby claiming
> > victory if there was any disagreement between us: as I predicted this would
> > be changed by the state legislature. Please note however that Yogiing
> > anything other than a ride (arguably, water for example) might still run
> > afoul of what is quoted below. Hike on!
> >
> >
> > Easy
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Jackie McDonnell <yogihikes at gmail.com>wrote:
> >
> >> Dubois is right!!!
> >>
> >> I was a little frightened in 2012 when a police car / Sheriff arrived
> >> within seconds of me sticking my thumb out. Luckily, we didn't get a
> >> ticket.
> >>
> >> Yogi
> >> www.pcthandbook.com
> >>
> >> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Jim Wolf <mail at cdtsociety.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>> From the Jackson Hole Daily:
> >>>
> >>> Hitchhiking is no longer illegal in Wyoming.
> >>>
> >>> During a ceremony Wednesday, Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill that tweaks
> >>> state law to allow residents to hitch a ride. Mead?s signature brings
> >>> Wyoming in line with a majority of states in allowing some form of
> >>> hitchhiking.
> >>>
> >>> The changes eliminated a prohibition in state law against ?soliciting a
> >>> ride.? The existing statute still bans people from soliciting jobs,
> >>> business or other contributions from passersby. - See more at:
> >>> http://jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=9600#sthash.2Mg3Iqtq.dpuf
> >>>
> >>> Good news for hikers stranded in Dubois!
> >>>
> >>> Jim Wolf
> >>>
> >>> _______________________________________________
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