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Bill Haneline
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5/30/2013
Bill Haneline
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Borrego has a new newspaper called The Borregan, run by the former editor of The Sun. The original paper, The Sun, now is run by the Owner/Publisher/Editor and kinda looks at the area though rose colored glasses some say. The Chamber of Commerce probably likes this! Here is the first issue, which came out today... http://www.sea2mountainmedia.com/The_Borregan.html

Go to page 16 for a very interesting story. Have any of you hikers seen this?
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dsefcik
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5/30/2013
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Read my upcoming report about Memorial Day Weekend...my mention of car camping instead of backpacking because of water source reliability is semi true....we knew to stay out of certain areas already.....

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ziphius
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5/31/2013
ziphius
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Daren,

The 'extreme hiker' mentioned in the story wasn't you, heh? It is frustrating to have all these backcountry pot farms for obvious reasons, but the one that gets me most is that when I put in the time and effort to get to someplace remote, I'd like to leave all traces of civilization behind, with a reasonable expectation of not being shot at or killed. The story makes it sound like the enforcement folks aren't tough enough to hike into these areas, so we're kind of up-against-it. Your comment that you and Gary knew to stay out of certain areas makes me wonder if we should have a public service thread on this forum that specifically lists known trouble areas. The Pacific Crest Trail forum has such threads ("don't go off trail between miles 26 and 32 near Kitchen Creek"). Some of us aren't as familiar with the AB backcountry and you can't just Google the locations of backcountry pot farms, heh? Reminds me of the big pot bust in the Cuyamacas some years back:

Citizen pot bust in Cuyamaca State Park (a little Rambo-esque reading)

- Jim
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Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Daren,

The 'extreme hiker' mentioned in the story wasn't you, heh?- Jim
edited by ziphius on 5/31/2013
I can't take credit for that one...

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sddarkman619
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12/13/2015
sddarkman619
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I went to the link above and it's not there anymore. Sheep Canyon has a pot farm? What about Kitchen Creek, as I go around up there hiking and stuff too.
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12/15/2015
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The pot farms are gone, you will have to go hiking and find a new one....wink

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12/15/2015
sddarkman619
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oh good, I don't want to go hiking and get shot on accident.
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5/9/2016
davidwyby
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I have found abandoned grows in the Santa Rosas. Been thinking about packing a bunch of the junk up to the road. Anyone wanna help? ;-)
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