Short Answer: In the US, laws regulating land use are detailed and varied, even on Public Lands. Check with the local land agency before "roaming."
Loosely you can divide open space in the US into two main categories: Private and Public.
Private Land: The laws governing private land vary by state. In Texas, for example, a landowner is well ...
As an update, I arrived at the canyon on May 13th. They had precisely one open slot and thus I was able to hike down to Bright Angel one day, and back up the next.
A rim-to-river in a day is doable, but hard. For a first timer, it is definitely worth overnighting and going back up. Especially during May, hiking between about 11 - 3 is really uncomfortable. ...
National parks tend to be absolutely open to anyone, their goal being to allow public enjoyment without compromising the area for future generations.
From the park's own website:
A permit is not required for front-country camping, hiking, moorage,
etc. in most parks. Campsite reservations are accepted at many
To be absolutely ...
The answer is usually no, but there may be some restrictions depending on exactly where you're going.
Most logging roads are on crown land. The use of forest roads is managed through road abandonment, road decommissioning (making it impassable) and road access controls (i.e. signage, gates, etc.). In Ontario, public access to Crown land is
restricted for a ...
In areas with quotas on permits, often only a certain percentage of permits can be reserved. The remainder are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the ranger station.
For Mt Whitney, there is definitely a quota. There's likely to be a lot of competition to get a permit for such a popular trail at such a popular time of year. I would recommend ...
Yes, for Har-ki-doon trek you need a local forest permit.
Hiring a guide is not a mandatory thing, but recommended. The guide will take care of campsites and arranging food at a fair bargain.
First things first.
You can book a cab from Dehradun to Sankri villege. On the way you would pass through a place called Naitwar (Tagged Netwar on google maps). The ...
From the GRCA back-country permit site:
Permit requests are responded to through U.S. Mail - never by fax or
e-mail. Due to the volume of requests received, the park cannot
confirm receipt of requests until they have been fully processed.
Please allow at least three weeks for processing.
It does suggest that for hiking in May, ...
Your requirements are conflicting. Think about it. It costs money to build showers and toilets and to provide running water. It's quite unlikely that someone or some organization is going to build a campground with the amenities you want, then let everyone camp there for free, especially close to a major city where the demand will be high.
Basically, you ...
The phone number is right: + 34 956 70 97 33 (Grazalema's park visitors centre, El Bosque)
You can send an email to this address:
In this mail, you must provide:
Number of persons.
Date of the visit.
Trail to follow (read below, the restricted area you want to visit).
Restricted areas are:
The Subway, Zion National Park
Within Zion National Park, for most of the year, day-use permits are required for The Subway and Mystery Canyon. They are awarded by advance lottery, or by last-minute drawing 7–2 days in advance. The lottery is not required during the low season (roughly November through March).
This applies either for the full ...
I can't answer for Ontario or that route specifically, but only give you a general idea how private property and trespassing works in the US and Canada.
You are right in that we don't have Allemansrecht here, and you have to be aware of that. Legally, in many places you are allowed to walk or ride a bike on a established path as long as there is no ...
There are really no general principles.
Some permits are free and self-issued: you pick up a form at the trailhead and fill it out. This is really more of a registration system, so that the authorities know who is out there, but it's still required. Example.
Some permits are automatically issued to anyone who pays a fee, so it's really a way of ...
Unless it is in a national park/forest or private property you should be able to go where you want. I have never been bothered as long as I was in a public area. They require wilderness permits in national parks to protect the wilderness and know if someone might be in trouble. If you don't show up on time they can send S&R in after you. If you are ...
Grand Canyon National Park employ a waiting list for unreserved permits. If you have a week, you have a very good chance of getting a permit even on campgrounds in the corridor.
We visited Grand Canyon National Park in May 2018. We applied in December 2017 for overnight permits at the Cottonwood Campground, but did not get any. The morning after we ...
Milam glacier falls under the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve limits. In case you want to enter a national park limits, you will need a permit from the forest department. Additionally, since parts of NDBR fall under the protected areas act, you'll need a protected areas permit to enter the Milam glacier section. The PAP can be obtained from the MHA, Dehradun. ...
I did this trek in 2012 on a guided tour organized by IndiaHikes. There was a large flood in 2013 in Uttarakhand which, from what I've heard, affected the trek significantly and made it harder.
As to your question, a few pointers:
The trek itself was relatively easy back in 2012. If I was more familiar with trekking in India, I might have done it without ...
You don't need a permit for car camping, but parking in many areas in So Cal requires a National Forest Adventure Pass.
You are not going to get car camping with a toilet and shower for free. If you want free, you need to go backpacking, not car camping. An example of a typical cost for car camping would be $15 at Manker Flat, which has portapotties nearby ...
I have just found out that you can book visits online (only spanish language):
In main page (www.reservatuvisita.es) you can find visitor centers in natural areas of Andalusia (spanish southern region)