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I came close about 5 years ago to being a "victim" while in the Grapevine Hills area. Had pulled off and parked the car for about 1/2 hour to check out the area for any great photographs. When I headed back there I noticed in the distance that there were two young hispanic males heading over to my car to check it out. They had parked their older model white pickup about 100 yards away. All of sudden they spotted me coming over a hill and quickly returned to their truck without saying or doing anything. They would not have found much of any interest in the vehicle, but was glad I arrived on the scene when I did.
we can assume they paid to get into the park?
Of course, a couple of GPS's and cameras could easily pay for the park admission.
If these guys were in a truck, we can assume they paid to get into the park? How else could they have gotten there? Or are there places within the park where you can cross the border in a vehicle?
It was surreal what was stolen & what was deemed unworthy -- tent no, tent fly yes -- 2 cases of CDs no, medium weight jacket w/JBL logo yes -- my wife's boots no, mine yes -- and so on...
what do you do with your car?Thanks,Chris
Opinions on leaving a vehicle at HWR parking area or ME parking area while zone camping for a night or 2? Safe or not?
I would agree with above posts, unless you're out camping for 3+ days, and/or within easy hiking distance of Study Butte. Other options are parking at the fire management office parking lot behind PJ (set this up w/rangers when getting permit), or by making friends in Study Butte (easy) & then inquiring about safe places to park there...
It seems like a shuttle service could make a few bucks in the park.
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