First trip out in 9 months and find the claim occupied by what I'll call "non recreational campers". The road down was roped off to prevent access to the claim, and signs posted on the tree saying "smile, you're on camera". This use to be one of our favorite spots to camp with the kids, but seems as of late that the whole area along White Horse Creek is being over run with people who aren't there for the scenery. I wish someone would do something about it. It's this kind of activity that closes these places off to those who truly do enjoy them, it really is a great spot. If you do make the trip up, I highly recommend a sidearm.
*Update: filed complaint with Douglas County Sherriff's Office. 5/22/21
*Update: one arrested at homeless encampment upstream from claim and abandoned RV at bridge is supposedly being removed at some point. Apologies to the club members who were at the claim, however, blocking access and posting surveillance signs wasn't something I'm accustom to seeing from club members. My first thought was to come down and see if we could share the space, but the signs, rope and massive tarp wall blocking view from the road, not only made us feel a little uneasy, but the deputies as well. 5/24/21
*Update: Abandoned Motorhome at bridge has been removed! Thank you Douglas County Sheriffs Dept. 6/8/21
In response to allegations stated by Mike "Zilkowski", I wish you would have called me before making false claims. I have never defamed, verbally attacked you, or desecrated your claims. My above comments were aimed at protecting the beautiful spot you have. My family and I have always treated your claims with the utmost respect and always picked up the garbage that was left by those before us, leaving it better than we found it, ALWAYS! To make such accusations towards me and Nathan is actually defamation by definition. My family and I are extremely disappointed, and just an FYI, you own the mineral rights, not the land. People can swim "nude" there. ;)