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Old 07-14-2008, 05:09 PM
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Now I'm pissed...

my girlfriend and I went up there yesterday, had a great time exploring, found the "stage stop" which appears to be some sort of power hub or ore cart transfer assemblage from Silver Plume/Georgetown.

Our signs were in good shape in the morning when we headed up. But when we came down the high road at about 5 the poster on the big sign had been torn off, ripped into pieces, and thrown down the hill into the trees!

Now I'm fuming, don't even know what to do but go pick up the pieces and keep my mouth shut. Jacki knows how proud I am of the work we've done up there, and we had a good discussion about it as we continued on our way. I'm thinking of trying something new at some point, gotta figure out how to do it...

So the poster lasted two weeks. But really two Saturdays, a full Sunday, and part of another Sunday.
Matt, it is frustrating to have that happen, but I agree with others in being persistant with it. Soon, they'll get the message. who know's maybe we will be there waiting for them one day with Brant and Bill

I like the idea of something that makes them put out a little more effort when doing the vandolism.

Maybe we can keep the posters at the Clear Creek station, and whenever somebody goes up, grab a poster.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:14 AM
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I think it'd be a good idea to just keep putting them up. I will be in winter park this weekend, and although it is not really a direct route, i could swing by the sign and restaple a new poster on it. I'd even be willing to just go ahead and add a peice of plexi glass to it as well. if anybody knows the inside dimensions of the sign where the poster mounts i can go get a peice from lowes, even border it with some angle and use one way screws a-la bathroom stall (why do they have those on stall doors anyways....) to keep it from being peeled off.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:16 AM
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actually, after looking at the sign... I could just get a sheet to match the poster and border that with angle.

let me know what your thoughts are. it'd be fun for me so it's not like i'd be going out of my way or anything.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:37 AM
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The poster is 16" x 44". I think the inside dimensions of the sign are closer to 21" x 45", but I'm still thinking of putting up some 1 1/2" high lettering that states that the sign was donated and installed by Rising Sun 4x4 Club, so that takes up a little of that vertical distance.

I'm just worried that if we do something to keep people from getting at the poster, they'll tear the whole thing out of the ground and throw it down the hill

If you want to call the Forest Service Office there in Idaho Springs, I think that's where they keep the posters and you could just let them know what you're wanting to do. It would be awesome of you/someone to go replace it!
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Put a US flag on the poster. Really. It works to some degree.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:48 AM
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We did. See the picture on the first page.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:16 AM
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Probably someone who doesn't want to see any motorized recreation there.

I doubt they walked up to the sign but I suppose it is always possible. See anyone walking?
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Probably someone who doesn't want to see any motorized recreation there.

I doubt they walked up to the sign but I suppose it is always possible. See anyone walking?
Re: The Flag. That often helps, but apparently not in this case. What losers. Walking up, wonder if like you say it's someone who does not like the traffic, like maybe a local?
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It was more likely ATV'ers. Probably angry that we closed off their illegal trail around the closure up to the tundra where they had been.
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anybody have a game camera we could mount up on a tree across the road
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