I'm going to be hiking the ice age trail in the Northern unit, between shelter 1 and 2.
Do you think I would be fine to just pull off the trail and find a good spot to pitch a tent in an unofficial capacity? There seem to be only 5 official spots to camp along the route and they are all reserved.
Specifically, how would the rangers react? I know that some parks are more lax than others about camping at unofficial sites. (I know and practice leave no trace.)
There are more campsites but only 5 "backpacking" sites on the trail (dispersed canping) as opposed to pulling up the camper to a 12x12 plot of grass with neighbors.