[Cdt-l] harassment of hikers

Jonathan Ley jonathan at phlumf.com
Sat Oct 31 15:21:08 CDT 2009


Great to hear that good vibes are the norm out there :-)

ks1007 at aol.com wrote:
> *I'd like to add my 2 cents worth to jonathan's and ron's entries*
> *this year we have had about 21 thru hikers north and southbound come 
> through on the columbus route - ron is the only one to have any 
> problems - he was on a county road in the middle of nowhere and a 
> rancher rolls up on him - he was not on the trail - of course, the 
> rancher is going to be curious as to what you are doing there - in 
> southern new mexico many ranchers lease BLM (federal) land - the 
> ranchers think they own the land they are leasing - they don't - don't 
> let this isolated incident scare you away from doing the columbus 
> route - if you do run into a disgruntled rancher try to find out what 
> ranch he is from and let me know - I will go out there and talk with 
> them - like I said earlier this** is one person out of 21- if you stay 
> on the trail you are in the middle of nowhere and most likely will not 
> be seen - one of the ranchers this past spring invited 2 nobo's to his 
> house for dinner*
> *any questions? *
> *keith*
> *trail angel*
> *deming, NM*
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