So I'll rant,
Last weekend me and a group of 5 other buddies drove out to Rocky Mtn National Park, and were planning an overnight hiking trip to thunder lake in the wildbasin area.
We were bright eyed and bushy tailed. We had a handle of 18 dollar of bourbon, and two phat joints. What a trip this was gonna be. A 7 mile hike, then another 1.5 miles to the continental divide at 12,000 feet! FUCK YEAH.
Upon reaching thunder lake we setup camp then booked it down to the lake. Me and my buddy flyfished for awhile, explored, checked out the boarded up rangers cabin, and once the rest of the group came down we burned one down. After the joint turned brown, the bourbon started flowing, god was it terrrrrible. Once we had had our fill and were ready to eat, we started walking back to the campsite. On the walk, granted I was really crossed, I say a middle aged guy at the door of the ranger cabin. As another man at roughly 10,000 feet, in hiking attire I thought nothing of it and give him a warm hello. He didn't respond.
I was at the front of the pack, and by the time the last guy of group walked by, handle in hand, he stopped him. Asked how old he was, and told him that he didn't appreciate the ruckus we had just made. Upon finding out we weren't of age he said he'd be up at our campsite shortly. We were freaked out, who is this guy.
Long story short, he comes to the campsite, makes us walk alll the way back down to his cabin where he detains us for about an hour. He wanted to give us all MIP's. Now, he finally reveals that he is a park ranger. Until then he was just another guy in the woods. He ran all our names and info, and suggested our punishment should be hiking out right now (roughly 9:30 at night, 7 miles mind you). We quickly denied. He told us he'd be back tomorrow with our tickets. So we went back to our site, moral extremely low.
Morning comes, and he ends up letting us go.
WHAT A FUCKING POWER TRIP. THIS GUY ABSOLUTELY KILLED THE VIBE. The reason we hiked for 4.5 hours that day is so we could enjoy a night without the bullshittery of society, and there at almost 11,000 feet, we were right in the thick of it.