Copy and pasted from mtsanjacinto.info
Origional thread can be found here:
http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic. ... 8604#18604
"This past Saturday, my buddy and I were gonna do an ascent of snow creek and avoid trespassing through DWA land. Instead we ended up driving home after the spectacle the DWA had put on around their land.
My buddy and I legally parked our vehicle in public land. As we parked a pickup pulled up behind us. Two guys dressed in camo gear with camelpacks and climbing helmets pulled out of the truck. At first we thought they were fellow snow creek climbers, that is until one of them walked in front of our car, took a photo of our license plate and then a photo of our faces and walked back to the truck. Surprised, and a bit angry I walked over to their pick up and asked what they thought they were doing. A man who later identified himself as David Lukens (the manager of the DWA) threatened to turn us in and told us he knew who we were and knew what we were doing. A little puzzled I continued to ask what he was talking about. He said he knew we were with another climbing group going up snow creek, and he mentioned the name of the group leader saying they were out to get him, one way or another. We told David that we were attempting an ascent of snow creek (which we have done numerous times before) and would avoid trespassing DWA land, but were not with the group he had mentioned. Instead, in disbelief, his partner told us they owned the whole North face of San Jacinto and that we should stay out. They sped off.
Angry, we walked away before my buddy and I would have really done something illegal that had nothing to do with trespassing. We decided to drive up the road a bit to Falls Creek Road's gate. Here we encountered a scared climber with a bleeding hand standing by a parked car. We asked about his predicament. He said he was with a group of four other climbers that scattered throughout the desert floor after they were being chased by people in headlamps. The climber had no idea who was chasing them, he was scared out of his mind, and in panic hurt himself getting away from them. He said that he thought he had seen the people detain the two women in his group, and so he ran back to his car hopefully to see if the fourth climber made it out okay. He also mentioned one more group of climbers ahead of them who also scattered.
I was dumbfounded at the sting operation that was going on. Although I did not see one police cruiser or any type of real law enforcement out there. My buddy and I decided to walk the Falls Creek road to the trail junction of the PCT to see if we could get a closer look at what was going on. On the way up, numerous DWA vehicles kept sweeping up and down the road, leaving us alone. We had no good vantage point at the "PCT rock". So we walked back to our car and left.
I can understand (to very little degree) that the DWA has right to keep climbers out of the area, but this whole fiasco they pulled on Saturday was a little too much, and in some degree illegal."
Just letting people know whats up in our area.