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    So what is up with the hiker putting rocks on Natty?

    Not sure what was up this weekend but Saturday almost no one was out on Natty. I rode up past the saddle then dropped down to BV trail was in normal shape. When I came back from Telegraph Pass and was climbing up from BV to the Saddle 3 huge rocks had been placed in the trail at a point were going the other way could have resulted in serious hurt!

    Like I said no one was out and the only hiker I say was a dude with a wide rimmed hat huge arms and black pants on.

    I got out today and see a fellow rider who stopped by and said a guy is putting rocks in the trail. He describes the guy he thinks it is and it is the same guy I say Sat.

    I ride up Natty today and just before the bottom of hidden valley I see the same dude. I ride up just past cactus rock and what do I find in the trail? Yes, I find two large rocks in an area that if you were going the other way would have caused some serious hurt!

    So I ride one out to Telegraph and back to BV and I see a fellow rider who tells me about a dude that was moving rocks yesterday just below Hidden Valley. He stopped and asked the guy if he was the one putting rock in the trail. The dude said heck yes it was him and what the "F" was he going to do about it?

    So if you ride Natty be careful because the dude is putting huge rocks in places where people have very little time to react to them.

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    And people will still not agree that there are people that simply don't deserve to breath the same air as us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    And people will still not agree that there are people that simply don't deserve to breath the same air as us?

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    Big0Mike,

    We are on the same wavelength here for sure!

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    So, did you do anything about it? Did you contact rangers or staff? Did you confront the gentleman in question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blatant View Post
    So, did you do anything about it? Did you contact rangers or staff? Did you confront the gentleman in question?
    A buddy of ours ran into him today and confronted him at about 3:00pm. He was described as about 5'8", hispanic, massive arms, tats, black shirt, etc. A call to the Rangers with the description was the plan. Probably won't mean anything, just need to keep an eye out, and don't expect the ride down to be the same as the ride up.

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    Over many months acoupple years ago there were alot of traps being set on SoMo , and there were some injuries , I asked the rangers and they knew who the guy was and said they could not do anything and they had talked to him.
    I finally caught the guy rigging booby traps early one morning and I got into it with him , .......Then I would see him around the mountain and sure enough there were more traps .....

    I finally got lucky and saw what vehicle he was in and I followed him home one day .......Now I can't say what the rest of the story was ,---(draw your own conclusion ) ---but I have never seen him on the mountain again and there has not been a big problem but this new guy sounds like he is going to be another pain in the a$$, and may take the same persuasion .

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    He was described as about 5'8", hispanic, massive arms, tats, black shirt, etc...just need to keep an eye out, and don't expect the ride down to be the same as the ride up.

    Be safe out there.
    I saw this guy on National Saturday afternoon between the waterfall and the Buena Vista saddle. I can't say that I saw rocks in the middle of the trail after passing him on the way back down, but I'm gonna keep my eyes open.
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    wtf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blatant View Post
    So, did you do anything about it? Did you contact rangers or staff? Did you confront the gentleman in question?
    The guy that saw him moving rocks called the police but they did not care. He said he would contact the ranger and tell them what he saw.

    I personally did not see the guy moving rocks nor was I sure it was him until after I saw him. I looked for a ranger all day today but none to be found. I'm out there enough that I will let one or more know this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelstr View Post

    I finally got lucky and saw what vehicle he was in and I followed him home one day .......Now I can't say what the rest of the story was ,---(draw your own conclusion ) ---but I have never seen him on the mountain again and there has not been a big problem
    Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er View Post
    A buddy of ours ran into him today and confronted him at about 3:00pm. He was described as about 5'8", hispanic, massive arms, tats, black shirt, etc. A call to the Rangers with the description was the plan. Probably won't mean anything, just need to keep an eye out, and don't expect the ride down to be the same as the ride up.

    Be safe out there.
    Just to add to this, the guy obviously doesn't care because when our friend asked him if he was the guy who had been moving rocks all over the trail, his response was "Yes! What the f**k are you going to do about it?!"

    I know exactly who the guy is. It's weird because I never got the vibe from him that he hated mountain bikers, but obviously he does.

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    Hmm, makes me wonder about the big rock I had to dodge on the lower section of Nat'l earlier this week. Also in a blind spot where you couldn't see it until too late and WAYYY too big to have just "rolled over" into the trail.....Somebody should just take a picture of this a$$hat and give it to the Rangers.
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    Freakin clown! This dipshit needs to get put in his place before someone gets hurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit View Post
    Hmm, makes me wonder about the big rock I had to dodge on the lower section of Nat'l earlier this week. Also in a blind spot where you couldn't see it until too late and WAYYY too big to have just "rolled over" into the trail.....Somebody should just take a picture of this a$$hat and give it to the Rangers.
    I usually see him at least once per week. I'll try to snap a picture next time that I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZDesertRat View Post
    I usually see him at least once per week. I'll try to snap a picture next time that I do.
    Post it up here please.

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    Is he usually out there at a certain time?


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    It just makes me wonder....in my cerebral world....if we did not wonder how hikers would injure us in such public forums....if the reality of their booby traps would exist. I'm sure it would.....but the frequency makes me wonder.....I frequently lurk horse and hiker forums.

    I rolled something by choice this weekend and instantly regretted it......don't know how I made it through....but the feel of my saddle bruising my sternum in my final moment of choice tells me a little about the control I have in this life....outside of that.....I have nothing.

    Intentional booby traps suck....but you never hear of any riders *****ing about a rock out of place out at Pass Mountain....it's kinda a given, and that's a "given" with a capitol "G".

    Stop assuming your personal luge course will always be the same and accept that you have no control over anything other than your ability to adapt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helidave View Post
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    Afternoon. I've only seen him on National.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    Awesome!
    Yes , it worked out great ........I had a nice little talk with his "Wife" while she was working in the garden ....come to find out she was a into running and was always training for an event .
    She said she had gotten on his a$$ before about it and that this time she would put a stop to it.

    She could have easily kicked my a$$ with no problem so I can only imagine what she did to him

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelstr View Post
    Yes , it worked out great ........I had a nice little talk with his "Wife" while she was working in the garden ....come to find out she was a into running and was always training for an event .
    She said she had gotten on his a$$ before about it and that this time she would put a stop to it.

    She could have easily kicked my a$$ with no problem so I can only imagine what she did to him
    That is not quite what I was expecting to read, but I am glad that is all it took to stop it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maadjurguer View Post
    Intentional booby traps suck....but you never hear of any riders *****ing about a rock out of place out at Pass Mountain....it's kinda a given, and that's a "given" with a capitol "G".

    Stop assuming your personal luge course will always be the same and accept that you have no control over anything other than your ability to adapt.
    Agreed^^^^
    There's no doubt that this is a d!ck move on the hikers part but you are on a mtb mtbiking....
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    Wheres cinnabunz when we need him. He could handle him!

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    Saw the rocks yesterday, 12:30 ish. Put 'em back.

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    I find it funny that a guy can be out there moving rocks all over the place, with an intent to disrupt and possibly even injure other trail users and the rangers dont seem to care. But god forbid a mountain biker rides over a couple different rocks slightly off the main trail. Not that two wrongs make a right.
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