[Cdt-l] Hitching in Wyoming Legal In July

Gary Swing homelessontherange at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 10 21:07:09 CDT 2013


The new law to legalize hitchhiking in Wyoming reportedly takes effect on July 1, 2013. Hitchhiking is also permitted (with a few exceptions detailed in the following link) in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks:

http://hitchwiki.org/en/Wyoming


Gary 


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 From: Jonathan Ley <jonathan at phlumf.com>
To: cdt-l at backcountry.net 
Sent: Sunday, March 3, 2013 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Cdt-l] Hitchhiking in Wyoming Is Legal
 

Of course I remember that :-) Glad this was worked-out by the legislature, and I am indeed surprised that they've actually done it... I still think it's a basic human right that all of use should be able to ask a fellow human for help, and by a bit of the background in the article, it seems they agreed that it was silly for this ever to be illegal. 

Anyway, great news for hikers & the CDT - thanks Jim for picking
    up on this one!

-Jonathan



On 2/28/2013 1:56 PM, Will Hiltz 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! 
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>On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 11:33 AM, Jackie McDonnell <yogihikes at gmail.com> wrote:
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>Dubois is right!!!   
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>>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.
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>>Yogi
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>>On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Jim Wolf <mail at cdtsociety.org> wrote:
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>>From the Jackson Hole Daily:
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>>>Hitchhiking is no longer illegal in Wyoming.
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>>>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. 
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>>>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
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>>>Good news for hikers stranded in Dubois!
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>>>Jim Wolf
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