I went to my cabin on Sunday and a bunch of my buddies from NJ came up and we spent most of the telling fishing stories that we experienced over the last forty years. On Monday five of us decided to go to a certain section of the upper main stem Delaware. One of my closest friends and I decided to park on the side of a public, but dirt, road. Where we chose to park was at a point where there was a defined pull-out big enough for one vehicle and where thirty years prior I used to park for two weeks in September.
Anyway his car was totally off of the public road and there were no "No Trespassing" signs on any of the trees so we thought "Well this looks like a great place to park". Fast forward to 7:00 p.m. and as we walked back to the car we could see a piece of paper stuck under the wiper and something red all over the drivers side of the windshield.
When we got directly to the car is was apparent that some mean and vicious person had spray painted red paint all over the drivers windshield as well as both side view mirrors. The paper had these hand printed words;
No Parking and No River Access
Wow, it is a public road and there was no signage anywhere to indicate either no parking or no river access. for some lucky unknown reason my friend had a metal paint scraper in his trunk and after about twenty minutes of scraping most of the paint was off of the windshield and mirrors. The next day he got a new single edge razor blade and removed the rest of the paint.
Our other friend parked about 1/4 mile away and while there was no paint on his car someone had thrown about fifty big headed roofing nails under his front tires and all around the area in which he would be pulling out.
I'm offering this to anyone who might be thinking about a trip to the upper Delaware and be thinking "Well it is a nice dirt road and I'm sure I can park here." Well if this SOB is around it seems it doesn't matter if you are legally parked he doesn't want you there.