PSA: Don’t Park Like a Jackass

I try not to be too snarky on the blog. I want people to come here and be inspired, not ticked off. But please forgive me. Today I feel the need to climb onto my soapbox and remind people how to park.

One of my pet peeves is pulling into a crowded trailhead on a Saturday morning and realizing that someone has parked their car parallel instead of perpendicular taking up valuable parking space.

Here’s an example.

bad parkers

Yep, those two vehicles took up 4, maybe 5 parking places. But wait, there’s more! This isn’t just a winter phenomena.


Here we are at a popular trailhead last summer. Doesn’t looks so bad right? Here’s the view from a little ways up the mountain. Still, not bad.


Until we zoom in.


Yah, thanks jerk. We aren’t anti-RV but you know where to park those things.

Now, if you park like a jackass it doesn’t mean that I hate you or that I think you should be inside eating cheese puffs instead of on the trails.

No, I just put you in the same category as people who leave their campfires burning and burn down the forest, don’t clean up their trash (ironically that trash is usually beer bottles, dip cans and cigarette butts) and refuse to bury their poop.

I’m stepping off my soapbox now with a little reminder to all of us (myself included) to be a little bit more considerate of others, especially when parking at trailheads.

What’s the worst trailhead parking job you’ve ever seen? Leave us a comment, bonus points if you post a picture of it on our facebook page!

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