So there are a lot of homeless people living in the foothill mountains near the closest "city", it gives them easy access to Seattle (the major city closeby) and they have a pretty tight community. I've followed them on the police blotter getting vacated from abandos, and about two (maybe more?) years ago I was in the public library bathroom when two junkies came in. During their conversation, I sat on my phone for a bit as I shat, slowly realizing these were two people who had just been kicked out of an abando I'd read about. Anyways, one mentioned that [redacted] new development had bulldozed a road past a water tower into a hilly forest in order to evict an encampment to prevent loss of real estate value. The cops had apparently rolled up, and having already warned the community outside of their lair, immediately evicted them.
There were a lot of new developments at the time, and I didnt have enough details to locate it. I thought it was a sad story though - lives uprooted living in total solitude, already cast out of society's eye, they were now being cast out of the blind vicinity too.
Walking to a hiking trail one day, I saw what might have been a truck pullout except there was a faint stair-like pattern to one side. I bushwhacked for a bit and found a hardly discernable bootpath, which I followed straight up the ravine. It appeared to be the remains of a huge hillside rave; bags of trash and cheap folding chairs next to discarded gloves. Then I came upon the cots; a tarp 30'long making a longhouse peeked through the trees. All deserted, covered in leaf litter. I knew what Id found, and followed the path to the top of the plateau/ravine. A bulldozed, overgrown and gravelly path greeted my eyes,