I just got back from a nice camping trip. We had a great time, but were bothered by one thing. In a popular campground with relatively few, spread out sites there was one site that had only a folded chair and mini cooler. This was a first come first served campground where you put your departure date on your payment tag and clip it to the post at your site. The mini-cooler and folded chair sat alone for the entire weekend, from Thursday through Sunday. However, there was a tag posted, but it was blank (ie - no departure date entered). Dozens of campers rolled through each day and were undoubtedly disappointed to be unable to find an available site. When we saw the campground still vacant as we left, we couldn't help but to think how fortunate we were to find a spot and how frustrating that would have been for us if we hadn't. My suspicion is that someone ran up the canyon and dead dropped some POS camping gear to reserve the space, didn't pay, and just pulled a blank tag off a payment envelope and clipped it to the post. Perhaps they did pay, but couldn't make it. Which would be reasonable and not morally questionable. But isn't the host responsible for making sure a date of departure is posted and that a payment made in the drop matches the site tag? 4 days (at least) seems excessive. Anyone have an explanation? What is the etiquette on dead dropping gear to reserve first come-first served site? As long as you pay?