Trailhead Vandalism

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Re: Trailhead Vandalism

Post by hiking67 » November 4th, 2020, 6:48 am

jdemott wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 7:31 am
I've been hiking here in the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years. I've seen a fair amount of broken glass at trailheads, but fortunately I've never been hit myself (knock on wood). I always remove valuables from the car, including the vehicle registration papers. Once or twice I have changed my plans when I arrived at a trailhead and found lots of evidence of recent break-ins, but mostly I just accept the risk and enjoy the hike.

I'm no expert, but I would guess that the greatest risk would be at popular trailheads with fairly easy highway access, since I doubt the crooks are going to drive miles over bad roads on the chance they will find a car with something worth stealing.

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