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Old 08-24-2016, 06:08 PM   #1
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On the topic of depreciative behaviors- this one takes the cake

I was reading through one of the guidebooks for the Appalachian Trail, and I came across an interesting notation. Apparently, in 1980, an entire shelter disappeared without a trace from the Maryland section of the AT. It is surmised that the shelter was stolen for the value of the wood used to construct it, as it had been constructed using chestnut logs.

Just thinking about the logistics that must have been involved in stealing a whole shelter is mind boggling. And disappointing that someone would go through all of that work to undertake an action that was harmful to the hiking community.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:53 PM   #2
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That really frosts my behind. To so something like that- take something because "I want it!" ..... especially like you said, DSettahr - all the work and planning involved to dismantle and haul out the lumber. You wish you could catch them in the act or at least a LEO of some type.
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:21 PM   #3
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lean2rescue regularly dismantles and reconstructs lentos, log by log, spike by spike, mostly to move them back 100 feet or so, to a new site away from the original location that the DEC deemed too near water or trail.
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Old 09-03-2016, 08:32 AM   #4
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lean2rescue regularly dismantles and reconstructs lentos, log by log, spike by spike, mostly to move them back 100 feet or so, to a new site away from the original location that the DEC deemed too near water or trail.
And almost always uphill.
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:16 PM   #5
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lean2rescue regularly dismantles and reconstructs lentos, log by log, spike by spike, mostly to move them back 100 feet or so, to a new site away from the original location that the DEC deemed too near water or trail.
Looks like watching my tip-ups from Boucher Point while cooking breakfast over the campfire will be an old fond memory.
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:05 PM   #6
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I did barn restoration / moving in my formative years. We had a client who bought a barn from a landowner. We scoped it out in the middle of winter and noted the sleeper joists and some of the larger timbers were chestnut, and even though the barn was not worth saving, the timber alone would be worthy of the salvage. We agreed to come back in the spring after the bulk of the snow melted and dismantle and deliver to the clients storage facility.

When we returned someone beat us by a week or two. They came in with a chain saw and chains, dragged the big chestnut and oak out and left the pine and softwoods. Was really sad for the client and us...

It happens though. Read a story from Canada of an entire side of a barn having the siding removed over a weekend...
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