Originally Posted by Ford_Prefect
Also very impressed that you managed to put up a tent in a public park! The cops in the USA would run you out faster than you could blink!
We usually pull in at dusk, try to find an inconspicuous location, head out the next morning and try not to leave a trace.
We've been in the USA for a few weeks, and managed to stealth camp successfully, for the most part. We pulled into Bend, Oregon last night at dusk, and found, what looked like, an abandoned parking lot. Apparently there was a security officer who came on site in the evening, saw the tent and called the police. Two officers showed up at around 10:30 pm. They explained that the owner of the lot had been having problems with vagrants, which is why they were called. The officers didn't care if we stayed there overnight, but had to get the permission of the lot owner. Everything was OK, and we were able to stay the night. We're just making our way out of Bend now.
We haven't had a blog post in a while, so we're going to try to get an update within the next few days.