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Surefire Marmot Protection
According to studies conducted by the forest service, this tarping technique is 100% effective against the disconcerting habit of marmots to chew through vehicle hosing coming in from underneath the vehicle. The technique more commonly used is to leave the hood of your car popped -the theory is that the marmots won't chew on the rubber unless they're in a confined space like when the hood is down. Leaving the hood up worked in the case of Tom's car. Popping the hood is certainly easier than dressing your car in tarp or chicken wire. Seen at Sawtooth Trail trailhead in Mineral King, 7.20.08.

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Bob SihlerThis cracks me up.

Bob Sihler

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I remember parking at the same TH back in 99 and seeing cars with chicken wire strung about the undersides. My brother and I had read all the warnings but had little choice but to take our chances since we were driving out in a rental car and weren't about to stop at Home Depot to get some elaborate protection system for the car. Fortunately, the car was left alone!
Posted Jul 23, 2008 9:17 pm

Augie MedinaRe: This cracks me up.

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Yep. The marmots have been at it a long time, but for whatever reason, don't always pick on unprotected cars.
Posted Jul 23, 2008 11:30 pm

tphubbardCunning

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I once thoroughly chicken wired my jeep at the Bugaboo trailhead - notwithstanding on returning all four brake hoses had been severed by sharp little teeth , which led to an "interesting" return journey!
Posted Aug 8, 2008 7:40 pm

Augie MedinaRe: Cunning

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Wow. Doesn't seem like you could have done much more than that except not be there!
Posted Aug 8, 2008 9:49 pm

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