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    Possible booby trap on Green Mountain.

    I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. This was on the switchbacks right by the Florida parking lot. It was a string that was caught or tied up between two points a good 100 feet away from each other. It caught me on the chest but it had enough slack that I was able to slow down. I couldn't pull it down from either end so it was mostly fixed in place. I cut it down.

    It really felt and looked like kite string, so it's very possible that it was a fallen kite. I hope that was the case at least.

    Sorry for the crappy picture. This was after sunset so the phone only does so much in the dark

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    Re: Possible bobby trap on Green Mountain.

    This title is quite misleading... 'bobby'




    And I do hope this is a random coincidence being it was windy today & I saw quite a few kites

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomegrownMN View Post
    This title is quite misleading... 'bobby'
    Haha. Good catch. I changed it.

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    god dangit bobby!
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    but for real if that was intentional- pretty shitty

    if that was a kid riding along- not good

    i would suggest you share this with lakewood parks and rec- specifically drew or erik Nilsen send them the pic too

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    Ah, what you got there is a sasquatch retention device; seem 'em 100's of times. pretty effective if you wrap the bastard's up near their crotchal region which is near our chest height. shoulda left tied up there i figure.


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    If that was intended for harm it would blow. I live a mile away and have never seen anything like that before. BUT, I have noticed in the last year a lot of riders flying past hikers who stepped off the trail without slowing down and without a "thank you" as they pass. Remember to be courteous out there folks.

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    I saw someone flying a kite in pretty much this exact spot a few days after you posted this. My guess is that it was not intentional - the way the wind is up there, it probably just snagged and got strung out by the wind.

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    Yeah most likely a kite incident. If someone wanted to set up a "Bobby" trap most likely they would use wire, I would think.
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    I only use kite string with my friends, piano wire works much better for people I don't know.

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