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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Local Hiker threatens to 'booby trap' trails...

    If you enjoy your time out in the Scotts Valley area please beware of this guy.

    Today he threatened 3 cyclists on a local trail system that he would booby trap the trails because "[mtn] bikers can't "afford" to keep the trails open and that they will get closed off anyway"

    I've run into this guy before without conflict (he hikes with a dog).

    So if y'all run into this character...just step off to the side, avoid confrontation (if possible) and report any type of 'booby trapping' you may see...

    The guy is clearly having a bad day, a little out of whack, definitely hates cyclists....and does not realize the trails he is on are multiuse.

    Be careful out there
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    Can you let the rangers of the trail system know about the incident?

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    Thanks for the heads up.

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    Actually, you should contact your local LEOs. Threatening to set booby traps with the potential to harm or worse is, oh, how shall we say, illegal and may be menacing in most jurisdictions.
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    Thanks for the heads up. I was just out there on Saturday for the first time in months. Perfect dirt and nice new trail that goes around the perimeter of the Sand Hill.

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    Wow. Hopefully this does not escalate. I've hiked and ridden that area for years without conflicts, even having some pretty cool encounters with joggers, cyclists with dogs, a woman riding her horse uphill accompanied by a guy jogging. All of us have shared the stoke of sharing this beautiful area. What's ironic is dogs are the likeliest target of enforcement in this area. I've taken heat from rangers over being even a few feet off a trail with my leashed dog.

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    i ride here all the time & it's actually closed to everyone (except bear mt. where bikes are allowed). so he's just as much guilt being out there in the first place. i won't stand for some ******* to even threaten "booby trapping" anything & if i catch someone doing it... it's a trail side beat down, i don't care & i won't hesitate.

    just the other month Wild Bill caught some pile out in ashland, i'm sure some of you guys read the article on pb. people like this are out to get us for some reason. i don't set booby traps for their dogs that **** everywhere. just sayn. i feel better now. thanks for this post & the heads up. i'll do my best to keep the peace.

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    Why do you all hate boobies?
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    hooray to Chum, for pulling out his phone(?) and snapping a photo of the perp! I see so many complaints on mtbr about "bad apples", but just descriptions, no pix. Good job Chumley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    hooray to Chum, for pulling out his phone(?) and snapping a photo of the perp! I see so many complaints on mtbr about "bad apples", but just descriptions, no pix. Good job Chumley
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Why do you all hate boobies?
    I am against anyone who would want to trap boobies. I say let them hang free (as long as they are young and perky). On second thought, old boobies should probably be trapped in some kind of container or cup device.
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    Hope he's not one of our "cardio geezer's" son or little brother! He will be wondering what all the looks are for from folks pretty soon !
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    Man, so many psyko-hikers. I just moved to NorCal from the northwest and I don't recall any of these nutcases.

    Thanks for the warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intheways View Post
    Man, so many psyko-hikers. I just moved to NorCal from the northwest and I don't recall any of these nutcases.

    Thanks for the warning.
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    He looks like he's related to Gary Busey...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrub View Post
    He looks like he's related to Gary Busey...
    Maybe a bit like the Fonz ... ehhhhh ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412 View Post
    I was in Seattle Metro. I think people were more worried about moto access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    If you enjoy your time out in the Scotts Valley area please beware of this guy.

    Today he threatened 3 cyclists on a local trail system that he would booby trap the trails because "[mtn] bikers can't "afford" to keep the trails open and that they will get closed off anyway"

    I've run into this guy before without conflict (he hikes with a dog).

    So if y'all run into this character...just step off to the side, avoid confrontation (if possible) and report any type of 'booby trapping' you may see...

    The guy is clearly having a bad day, a little out of whack, definitely hates cyclists....and does not realize the trails he is on are multiuse.

    Be careful out there
    this picture and description needs to go viral. A little embarrassment could be just what the DR ordered!
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    These clowns are always the same

    He thinks he is famous as he reads this.
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    Anthony Bourdain?
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    How sweet to run into Anthony Bourdain on the trail!

    Booze, rock n' roll, AWESOME grub, and a Marlboro if need be.

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    he sure has a pretty mouth

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    Seems like I need to email Ranger Brennan about this law breaker.

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    Actually, if one of you has more information on this guy, you should contact the Santa Cruz Sheriff's office and possibly Scotts Valley PD.
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    ... and if we just ... psycho hiker w/dog threatening mtber's with booby traps on trails

    According to Henry Cowell's State Park rules,dogs are not allowed on the trails.
    If this guy gives you any of his psychobabble, point out that he's breaking the law by having his dog on a trail that doesn't allow dogs. This info is verifiable by going to the Cowell SP website. Google it.:

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    I have already seen random protruding nails in logs on the trail.

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    Where?

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    I have already seen random protruding nails in logs on the trail.
    Would love pix of the spots with nails or at least a description of where they are.

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    nails in logs on trail

    At one time there were some ladders spanning huge downed logs. The ladders were held together by nails These strucures have been destroyed by time, use, and hikers, etc. The remnants are laying here and there on a sandy area of the upper sandhills. However that doesn't mean that someone hasn't been booby trapping the trails.

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    Trail Saboteurs

    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrpiffle View Post
    Actually, if one of you has more information on this guy, you should contact the Santa Cruz Sheriff's office and possibly Scotts Valley PD.
    The Saboteur in Oregon got 30 days in jail, around $2,500 restitution and was ordered to stay off the trail system for 2 years. What's not mentioned is how much the lawyer fees were to keep him from doing more time, Maybe $20 grand. So if there are any bike haters monitoring this forum, there's some food for thought.

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    Anonymity protects people like this. Great work on the photo.
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    Must be something in the water....

    In other places, occupied by intact males, that guy is in a fight. Sheeet, some of the women out here would kick his ass, too.
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    ^^ Fight? Pftt. "Out here" we usually just gun people down over minor infractions and let the Big Guy upstairs figure out who was right/wrong.

    Seriously- Good job on the pic, Chum, and thanks for the heads-up. We ride in that area pretty often.
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    I met a guy whose son was selling his motorcycle because some d bag set a trap for him. Didn't like his noise I guess. So he digs a four foot by six by two deep hole in trail where the kid rode behind his property and covered well enough that the kid never saw it coming. He lived, but he will never walk normally for the rest of his life. Sadly I don't believe he ever got caught. Someone should make a report on this guy cuz what he did rises to the level of a terroristic threat and his pic tells me he's just nutty enough to carry it out. Would love to see him sent on a little Guantonimo vacation.
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    Having the rangers talk to him and let him know he is the number one suspect if something happens might prevent something from happening.

    To quote from the movie Fletch, " This is for the cops."

    I would ask riders to NOT swat the hornets nest. If you see this guy on the trail, be nice, say hello. Don't be the one that pushes him over the edge as someone else may pay for it. DO note if he is hauling supplies or tools.

    There may be a back story that doesn't justify, but may explain his foul mood.

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