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Rescuers trying to aid hiker are robbed at gunpoint

Postby DukeJH » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:13 am

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Re: Rescuers trying to aid hiker are robbed at gunpoint

Postby Sunny Buns » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:58 am

What's wrong with people?

Criminals could travel on the PCT, and other trails. Pretty good cover - not a lot of law enforcement out in the woods. And, they probably know that most hikers are libs and don't have guns; and they know California gun laws are so strict that even gun-enthusiast hikers would probably not have one. Easy pickins. Carry a can of bear spray! :idea:
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Re: Rescuers trying to aid hiker are robbed at gunpoint

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:49 pm

The gunmen probably jumped the rescuers for attempting to help a distressed hiker for free. Supposed to be charging for that... personal accountability.
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Re: Rescuers trying to aid hiker are robbed at gunpoint

Postby stinkysox77 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:48 pm

I'm sure they were just out protecting their marijuana grove and needed to scare these people off to keep them from finding their plants.
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Re: Rescuers trying to aid hiker are robbed at gunpoint

Postby SJD » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:55 am

mrchad9 wrote:The gunmen probably jumped the rescuers for attempting to help a distressed hiker for free. Supposed to be charging for that... personal accountability.



LOL - was probably a Life Flight crew wanting in on the action so they could charge $10k for the flight. :lol:
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Re: Rescuers trying to aid hiker are robbed at gunpoint

Postby phydeux » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:41 am

Makes me long for the "good-ol'-days" when the criminals just stayed at the trailheads and burglarized your car while you were in the backcountry.
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Re: Rescuers trying to aid hiker are robbed at gunpoint

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:21 pm

Stealing a rescuers radio seems like a bad idea anyway. Not too far fetched to think they are traceable.

Marijuana theory makes sense actually. But don't know that their actions help with the laying low and unnoticed part you might desire in such a situation.
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Re: Rescuers trying to aid hiker are robbed at gunpoint

Postby stinkysox77 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:23 pm

No, but it probably does buy you enough time to harvest what you can and get out of dodge before the authorities come back, and instead they find only the weed instead of the weed and you. You steal the radios so the people about to walk into your stash can't get on the radios and say "no, we didn't find the hikers, but we sure did find a lot of pot".
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Re: Rescuers trying to aid hiker are robbed at gunpoint

Postby Denjem » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:22 am

Dude, everyone knows this is not the time to harvest. They barely started to bud if that!
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Re: Rescuers trying to aid hiker are robbed at gunpoint

Postby phydeux » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:54 am

Denjem wrote:Dude, everyone knows this is not the time to harvest. They barely started to bud if that!


FWIW: The marijuana grown today is pretty robust stuff that grows into a harvestable crop in about 90 day, so you could easily get four crops per year in the mild winter conditions around Piute Mountain. All its varieties are Its definitely GMOs, nothing 'natural' and/or 'organic' about it any more.
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Re: Rescuers trying to aid hiker are robbed at gunpoint

Postby Denjem » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:07 am

Yah, El Chapo. That doesn't occur when you grow outside. It is hard for the sun to be out for 12 hours in the winter. Even if there are mild winter conditions around the Piute mountains
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