Originally Posted by ldeikis
The get-out-of-jail-free excuse is that you were hoping to get to such and such a city but were getting really tired and started to nod off, figured you'd throw up the tent for a couple hours shut eye, and hey? It's morning? Usually, though, it's a non-issue.
This +1000. The two times people have found me in the morning, when I've camped by roads, I've (quite honestly) said that I wasn't intending to camp here, but it was getting late and I couldn't find the place I was looking for in time. I thought it looked like a relatively harmless place to sleep and I'll be gone in twenty minutes. Both times, people were fine.