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    Paul Wagner
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    @balzaccom

    Locale: Wine Country

    The trails around Ft. Ord near Monterey have a different way of discouraging you from creating new shortcuts–a few cases of unexploded ordnance.

     

    I’m thinking this would work in the Sierra as well, where I spend some of my volunteer hours fixing the erosion caused by heedless hikers. Maybe this would make them less heedless.

     

    Or maybe just headless.

     

    https://www.sfgate.com/california-parks/article/fort-ord-warn-illegal-trails-munitions-19373922.php

     

    #3806637
    Bri W
    BPL Member

    @bwrightback

    This is surprising to read. I grew up on Fort Ord in the 1990s and we would frequently walk along dirt roads that bordered fences with posted signs warning us of munitions and explosives that could be detonated beyond the fence line. I’ve assumed all of the areas the military tested weapons would have been fenced off! When we were kids we’d go off trail all the time. We just knew not to go beyond the fenced off areas.  And one of the pastimes of CSUMB students is to go “ording,” and explore the old abandoned buildings. You often have to bushwhack between areas to get to some of these buildings. It’s a bit disconcerting to think there might still be areas NOT fenced off that contain explosives. Hopefully that’s just a scare tactic!

    #3806724
    Terran Terran
    BPL Member

    @terran

    Growing up next to General Pattons base. It wasn’t too uncommon for folks to find old artillery shells. Some used them for yard art.

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