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Old 11-25-2009, 12:15 PM
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I just need to vent because I'm really irked right now. My 21-year-old daughter and a friend, who live in PA and are visiting us in Charlotte for Thanksgiving, are avid rock climbers so they decided to drive to Looking Glass Rock, near Brevard (Pisgah National Forest), and camp for a couple of days. Following their second day of hiking/climbing and a nice dinner out, they returned to their campsite to discover their tent and sleeping bags had been stolen. They reported it to the police (the camping gear was quite valuable) and spent the night in a hotel, but how low is that? Are campers supposed to break their tents down everyday when leaving the site because people can't be trusted? We are so disappointed that some low-life person(s) would do such a thing. Has anyone else ever had this happen?
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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I've done quite a bit of camping and have never had anything stolen. I don't break down the tent but do put up some of the more valuable items. It's really sad that people resort to this type o activity.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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You know, I have thought about that often when we are out camping. Typically, we will get to know our neighbors pretty well so that either they will look out for our stuff or they will know that we know too much about them to steal from us.

It is sad and I hate that it happened to your daughter.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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That's about as low as you can get!! Hope a bear got them
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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There's a special place for people that steal things like that!
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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Good grief. When out on a trail, folks usually look out for one another. I have met so many truly wonderful people while hiking/camping. The honor system usually assures that campers look out for each other - not rip off fellow campers! I guess it takes all kinds of people, but that is really really low. I am so sorry this happened.

They were camping in a beautiful area. Sorry they encountered someone with no conscience in such a serene place.
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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I've done quite a bit of camping and have never had anything stolen. I don't break down the tent but do put up some of the more valuable items. It's really sad that people resort to this type o activity.
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NEVER EVER heard of something like this - horrible.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:31 PM
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Thanks for all your kind feedback. There weren't any other campers near their site. The place was pretty quiet due to the time of year. It could have been locals who stole their things. My daughter can't believe another camper would do something like that. Who knows. Whoever it was, it will come back to bite them someday, somehow.

On that note...
I'd like to wish all the good people on this forum a happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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The park service does sometimes warn people not to leave valuabes in their vehicles near trailheads. But it's pretty unusual for something to be taken from a campsite.
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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criminal elements have infiltrated the parks. no longer safe.
reminds me of film max max by mel gibson, the first film showing the days b4 meltdown.
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