http://tautologous.com/gallery2/v/travel/texas/Devils_River/ (whole slide show)
Photo #50 clearly self-incriminates this party for trespassing in early March 2013.
This kind of activity makes it very difficult to negotiate with landowners, even as we attempt to begin to work out a designated camp site program. What will it take? There are already a thousand No Trespass signs there.
Here is the text of the Deputy Director's email: "Paddlers, Understandably, pictures and trespass like this make it hard to get any landowner to even consider a campsite on private property or to want to cooperate with the paddling community. Any ideas on how to get the word out that this is not only ‘not cool’, it’s illegal and makes it almost impossible to find common ground with landowners and paddlers…even law abiding paddlers. If I was the landowner here I would be royally upset (I’m not the land owner and I’m upset by this)…can you imagine someone’s dog pissing on your rock art?"
PS. I just talked to Gerald Bailey. He told me that a group today paddled past the Devils Back (Mile 29) takeout and made it another 2-3 miles to the weir dam. Although it is marked, apparently it needs to be decorously flagged. GB told them via cell phone they would have to paddle back upstream. GB has no access to the road to weir dam.