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calebEOCI always wanted to climb this one

calebEOC

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I remember someone in sitka telling me that a prankster lit some tires on fire inside the caldera back in the 80's as a joke, any idea if thats true?
Posted Jul 23, 2008 8:15 pm

DrewBRe: I always wanted to climb this one

DrewB

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Haha, that is funny. I haven't heard it, but I will ask my Sitka native friend about it. He would remember.
Posted Jul 24, 2008 3:41 pm

hgrapidGood start

hgrapid

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I saw this mountain from an airplane, and it looked beautiful. I'd love to see some more detailed route information, and trailhead information. How long a hike are we talking about?
Posted Jul 24, 2008 11:34 am

DrewBRe: Good start

DrewB

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Hi hgrapid, I will be adding route info when I get a chance as well as some more photos and a trip report. Check back in a couple of days.
Posted Jul 24, 2008 3:40 pm

Steve GruhnI'd heard the same story

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I'd heard the same story as calebEOC about the tires burning in the crater to make it look like the extinct volcano had come back to life.
Posted Jul 24, 2008 2:32 pm

DrewBRe: I'd heard the same story

DrewB

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that is really funny, i will try and confirm it with my Sitka contacts.
Posted Jul 24, 2008 5:47 pm

calebEOCRe: I'd heard the same story

calebEOC

Voted 10/10

I had a chance to talk to a guy from Sitka, he told me the guy who did it was named "Porky Bacall", and he was a legend in Sitka. Apparently it made national news in the late 70's.
Posted Aug 20, 2008 12:20 am

Steve GruhnRe: I'd heard the same story

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Here's a link to a website that describes the April Fools Day prank in 1974.

http://www.olypen.com/sitkacds/porky.htm
Posted Apr 1, 2009 3:25 pm

calebEOCRe: I'd heard the same story

calebEOC

Voted 10/10

Awesome link, thanks for posting this!
Posted Apr 1, 2009 7:06 pm

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