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    Trip wire caution!!! - mail trail

    Someone posted in another group someone has been string "trip wire" accross the entrance to the trail used to deliver mail in SC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagonger View Post
    Someone posted in another group someone has been string "trip wire" accross the entrance to the trail used to deliver mail in SC

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    Any idea what it trips?
    Sucks either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_sbay View Post
    Any idea what it trips?
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    I rode it yesterday and didn't see ( or feel ) anything luckily! Sketchy!

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    I rode it this morning around 11am and didn't see anything. Thanks goodness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin_sbay View Post
    Any idea what it trips?
    Sucks either way.
    Good question. A trip wire would suggest the wire is only a trigger for something, like a trigger of a shotgun.

    A clothesline wire of course will rip a rider off the bike, and probably rim them up too.

    Have you (OP) notified the police department and/or the local trail maintenance folks?

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    Need more info Dagonger!!
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    Carefully hiking the trail to find wire would allow one to strategically place some video cameras to catch someone in the act of maintaining their trip wire. Pics could be given to "AUTHORITIES", or vigilantes.

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    The Clothesline was reported in a group on FB but a frequent SC rider.. all I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoolie View Post
    Carefully hiking the trail to find wire would allow one to strategically place some video cameras to catch someone in the act of maintaining their trip wire. Pics could be given to "AUTHORITIES", or vigilantes.
    FWIW a remote camera without a permit will get confiscated by State Park rangers. Not sure what statute this is done under but at least in some parks this is taken pretty seriously. If the rangers are informed of a trip wire situation they'll probably setup cameras of their own.
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    To me, what matters is what kind of wire it is. Some wire is incredibly strong and incredibly thin, to render it virtually invisible. If its' piano wire, or similar, whoever finds such a thing should whip out their handy multi tool and remove it, preferably with gloves on. It's evidence of something nefarious.

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    I may be there tomorrow, and I'll take it at my usual slow pace, and report back if I see anything.

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    Express mail delivery today (Wed.) as it was too hot to make the full climb back to the post office.... just as usual, no tripwires or punji traps.

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    THis was a friend of a friend and I saw pics. Youd have to know what to look for, but I saw the evidence yesterday. Its been dismantled, so good to go at the moment.

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    This happened in Delaveaga Park in SC about 6 years ago. I'm not sure I would tell the authorities in this instance but I'd sure let MBOSC know.
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    I rode it today, didn't see anything.

    If something was discovered there last week, it would be helpful to know the location on the trail, and what type of material it was, so riders could look out for something similar.

    It was kinda spooky today with the wind and the dark skies, thinking someone had been booby-trapping the trail.

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    Friend of a friend told me it was bailing wire about knee high after the turn off to chickens and before the first steep rocky section. Apparently he went down but was okay.
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