This time in Jail Canyon.
In March we were headed out of Hanaupah Canyon and gave our extra water to a backpacker who was worried about running short with the prospect of spring water contamination from a recent illegal grow near the springs. He was headed to Telescope Peak but would have a long way to get to snow for a water supply.
I have read on the internet the authorities do not usually give a priority to apprehend and charge grow operators. If that is true I wonder if they would respond the same if it was another crop like say, lavender? Maybe it is a California thing.
Anyway, it is sad to see this activity going on our more protected public lands.