Broken Bench on Sherrard

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Broken Bench on Sherrard

Post by kepPNW » July 5th, 2015, 10:15 am

Someone broke the backrest off the first bench on Sherrard Point, and (at least) left it lying there.

Was told it was intact on July 3, but "there was a real rowdy group up here!" that day.
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Re: Broken Bench on Sherrard

Post by Guy » July 5th, 2015, 12:56 pm

Morons!
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Re: Broken Bench on Sherrard

Post by kepPNW » July 5th, 2015, 1:21 pm

Guy wrote:Morons!
Not the word I first typed, then deleted, in my original post. Well put.
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Re: Broken Bench on Sherrard

Post by trailupdater » July 6th, 2015, 5:07 pm

Boy, without all the vandals what would we ever do? So thankful for the extra work... I'l l let the maintenance crew know. Thanks for the report.

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Re: Broken Bench on Sherrard

Post by kepPNW » July 7th, 2015, 4:40 am

Yeah, never fun to find/report that kind of thing, either. Appreciate all you guys do. Thanks!
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Re: Broken Bench on Sherrard

Post by trailupdater » July 9th, 2015, 9:56 am

Alrighty then...the bench has been repaired. Someone came in after the initial damage and did us the favor of chucking the seat back over the fence. Much appreciated :x . It was super heavy and super steep to get at.
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Re: Broken Bench on Sherrard

Post by kepPNW » July 9th, 2015, 10:30 am

trailupdater wrote:Alrighty then...the bench has been repaired.
Nice! And much appreciated, too. :)
trailupdater wrote:Someone came in after the initial damage and did us the favor of chucking the seat back over the fence. Much appreciated :x . It was super heavy and super steep to get at.
Really takes a special breed of asshole to do something like that! Makes ya want to just lock the snow gate year round, huh?
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Re: Broken Bench on Sherrard

Post by trailupdater » August 5th, 2015, 6:20 pm

So...the story is not over. Last weekend (Aug 1-2) someone destroyed both benches and took all the good parts. We put up a temp bench of plywood for now. This goes along with tagging at the Wahkeena restrooms. So much for "leave no trace!"

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Re: Broken Bench on Sherrard

Post by Limey » August 6th, 2015, 7:43 am

This is very sad news. I just don't understand why people feel the need to spoil things for everyone else. When stuff like this happens it can lead to things not being replaced at all, it is easy to understand when operating with limited resources. If something is constantly being vandalized it eventually makes no sense to throw more money at it. Makes me angry.

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Re: Broken Bench on Sherrard

Post by kepPNW » August 11th, 2015, 5:43 am

trailupdater wrote:So...the story is not over. Last weekend (Aug 1-2) someone destroyed both benches and took all the good parts. We put up a temp bench of plywood for now. This goes along with tagging at the Wahkeena restrooms. So much for "leave no trace!"
Wow... Sad, angry, disillusioned... :evil:
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