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    Jimmy hoffa ???

    I found some big bones up in Cuyamaca today, just off the Vern Whitaker Trail about 15-20 feet, half way between Los Vaqueros Horse Camp and the up trail (back way) to Stonewall Peak.

    There was some dry grizzle still left and freshly matted hair, so I'd say it was less than 10 days old. Must have been an adult female as there were no antlers. First time I saw a deer carcass up there in 20 years.

    Needless to say, I admit I was a little spooked investigating them as I was alone and they were right next to some big boulders and vegetation. You never know what is nearby (hiding) ready to pounce...like in Whiting Ranch back in 2004.

    Pics to follow...when I get the roll of film developed.

    Moral of the story: there are mountain lions up in them thar hills!

    Btw, I saw lots of turkeys and about 20 deer in 5 different places on the trail today.

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    Wow, for a minute there I thought it was human bones you found.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Wow, for a minute there I thought it was human bones you found.
    The old "Jimmy Hoffa" card gets one or two every time!

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    A moment of silence for the deerly departed:
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    Los Vaqueros Horse Camp is in the background...I wonder what the campers think when Snagglepuss is munching on deer flesh so close by while they sleep?!

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    ^^^^This set of bones was actually about 10 feet away from the main body and closer to the trail. Maybe more than one mouth was feeding at the same time...

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    A friend of mine is a volunteer up there and they find lion kill all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mateoway View Post
    A friend of mine is a volunteer up there and they find lion kill all the time.
    I see MAU volunteers all the time.

    I hike and bike alone up there a lot, I am sure lions have seen me a LOT, but have stayed away cuz I am too big (6'3" and 230) and very, very gamey!

    When that lady jogger (Iris M Kenna) got killed by a mountain lion in 1994, a SD news crew was up in Cuyamaca the following week interviewing mtbikers at the staging area where the old Dyar House was the museum (well before the 2003 fire). My 3 buddies and I were interviewed for about 5 minutes, I still have the 11pm news footage that night on VHS!

    Back then, you parked for free there....today it's 8 bucks!

    Btw, you can't free park at the Dyar rock anymore (just off the highway)...as it now has no parking signs. I and others used to park and ride from there all the time.

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    OMG, that's JH's bones!!!
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    To think that Jimmy Hoffa has survived on the lam for all of these decades, only to be eaten by a mountain lion. Makes you wonder if there really is a god!
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    WOW 94 . its been that long .i was riding up there that day . They had a mountain bike patrol escort us out of there .that's right we never paid to park.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mateoway View Post
    WOW 94 . its been that long .i was riding up there that day . They had a mountain bike patrol escort us out of there .that's right we never paid to park.
    Whenever I go up to Cuyamac, which is not too often, I park in the turnout right behind the Park Entrance sign. Free parking there, and about 1/2mile of single track up to the E,Mesa turnout, then on up to the park headquarters. A bit more climbing going out, but more descent coming back!
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    Did you really have film developed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 65mph12 View Post
    Did you really have film developed?
    A million comedians (much like KOP) outta work, and you want to be one!?

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