Thieves Ransack / Loot MTR, Florence Store, Other Buildings

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Post by markskor » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:41 pm

Back a few months ago, a thread somewhere here asked us, what would be some the effects/results of the Strayed, PCT movie - Wild?

In the book, (never saw the damn movie), a drug addict, POS, city trash ventures out of her inner-city comfort zone and discovers value, hidden away in the wilderness. While we never learn whether her new-found, trail ethics stuck after completing her part of a "section hike"...(actually a pretty crappy book, IMHO), the book did showcase what real hikers already knew about - the many benevolent trail-angels, opening up their Sierra homes (showing/sharing their belongings) with honest dirt bag hikers.

Now, apres Wild, the POS trash also know - what's inside those Sierra dwellings, and what happens to the facilities when the season ends/closes up for the winter.

This is one result.
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Post by ERIC » Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:44 pm

There are many types and degrees of lowlifes, and they are everywhere. Unfortunately.

Bringing it back to the topic, not sure what flavor of lowlife this person or these people is/are but I can certainly think of a million and one unique and gratifying wilderness ways of punishment that I'd throw my support behind. It's a bummer that people like this in our society ruin things for everyone else. Now there's a real likelihood that some future stranded winter traveler will need to seek refuge in one of those buildings, but may not have that option as others before him/her have.
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Post by maverick » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:24 pm

Eric wrote:
Now there's a real likelihood that some future stranded winter traveler will need to seek refuge in
one of those buildings, but may not have that option as others before him/her have.
Would hope this will not be the consequences of these fools actions, it would be horrible if lives were lost
because of someone injured or lost could not gained access and perished because of hypothermia.
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Post by oldranger » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:01 pm

Markskor

This is nothing new. I always left a window unlocked at my ranger station when I left at the end of the season. One year a sweater and a day pack was missing when I returned. It was a good thing my beer and fishing rod were untouched or I would have tracked the dirty bastard down!

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Post by Troutdog 59 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:19 am

I didn't see this post earlier, but that's downright disturbing. :angry: :angry: Its not right anywhere, but it pisses me off even more when it happens at places like the JMT Ranch. I hope the other resorts were left unscathed.
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Post by richlong8 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:04 pm

Looking at SSSDave's post, then Old Ranger's- I think we have a bigger problem with personal safety and lawlessness in California than we used to, and I think most would agree with that who have lived here awhile. That is why bad things are happening, even in the backcountry, at places that should be respected and left alone by all.
I think the downward spiral in our state is seen every time the government suggest more regs to take guns and ammo....then what happens, there is a run on guns and ammo. People know by instinct that they have to protect themselves and their families. Yes, it is bad in other states, but there is not much comfort in that, and I do think some places are safer and have less crime than others!

Personally, I don't know any super conservative radical people who think the government should not regulate any of their behavior, but I see a conservative when I look in the mirror. Maybe it is time to just throw anyone who isn't a progressive into a camp and reeducate us morons, or just kill us like some on the left are beginning to suggest, especially if we are Christian. Stinking conservatives! How dare they express an opinion that is different from those who regulate and rule us?

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Post by balzaccom » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:20 pm

And yet almost all violent crimes are down over the past twenty years.

Of course, it could just be that the media makes a bigger deal out of these things than it used to.

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Post by ERIC » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:38 pm

FWIW, it's extremely rare for anyone (including resort owners) to be up there during winter months whether to protect the properties or for other reasons. Also, missing items include at least one old shotgun, a collectible rifle and ammo. Whether or not the jerks were armed to begin with, they certainly are now. Unless those items are now on Ebay, which is probable.
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Post by fishmonger » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:17 pm

RoguePhotonic wrote:That's certainly crazy that it happened all the way out at the ranch. Did VVR or Mono Resort get hit?
I know that Mono Resort has a year round caretaker who spends the winter up there.

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Post by Pietro257 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:23 pm

Crime has fallen over the past twenty years. The Florence Store being ransacked is a terrible thing, not a reason to opine about liberalism, conservatism, minority groups, movies, novels, guns, or anything else.
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