What a Waste!
We're just back from a rather impromptu trip to Death Valley and the Grand Canyon, and we'll post a trip report about that in the next couple of days. But in the meantime, we were stunned by how many empty campsites we saw at the Grand Canyon.
When we made our reservation, there were only a few sites available...and when we checked later, even those were gone. And yet every night we were there, at least 30% of the campsites were empty. No cars, no RVs, no tents, no people.
What a waste. We know there were people looking for a site that were turned away because all the sites were booked. And yet the site next to us was never occupied in the four days were were there. Sure, there was a tag that said it was reserved for someone for the entire time. But they never showed up. And the campsite sat empty for all four days.
There has to be a better way to manage this.