- Feb 20, 2013
This issue is new, just happened about an hour ago. I took a shortcut over railroad tracks and down over the bank. Cop comes over to me demanding what I was doing demanding ID. I handed it to him, he asked me a bunch of questions, said didn't I know it was against the law to walk over railroad tracks, that it is "common sense". I said I go by reason, there were no signs against trespassing, etc.. He writes me up a ticket for trespassing of $136! I said I would contact the state AG and my lawyer and that I would challenge this. I've done a lot of hiking over the years, did most of the AT and there definitely were RR crossings without my ever seeing a warning that it was against the law.