More asinine graffitii on Skyline

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Re: More asinine graffitii on Skyline

Postby Pyrodude » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:13 pm

Everything is covered now. Today I saw 2 arrows right before Rescue 1 that I had not seen before. I think it is quite possible they are new. The Son of Shitweasel may be a serial tagger. We need to get word out to the trail runner community and determine if they have any clue if it is one of their's gone bad.
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Re: More asinine graffitii on Skyline

Postby Florian » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:40 pm

There was a green spray paint arrow at top of Lykken trail from Ramon this morning. I tried to cover with some rocks. I only did the little loop around the picnic tables so don't know if arrows continued further up trail.
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Re: More asinine graffitii on Skyline

Postby Ellen » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:35 pm

Howdy All :)

Heading up Skyline tomorrow with Miracle Marilyn (taking advantage of cooler temperatures) and will see if the shitweasel has returned.

Went up with DrPyro last Thurs and experienced Tourette’s on the trail as we headed up the red ridge to 5 K. The shitweasel had painted “6 miles” on two rocks about 5 feet apart :x :x :x

Looks like the same paint (same perp?) in St. Florian’s photo :evil:

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Re: More asinine graffitii on Skyline

Postby zippetydude » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:06 pm

I know I'm in the minority here, but hear me out. Let's say that this individual means well. He (yes, that's sexist, but us guys do have a tendency to mark things...) might respond positively if someone could post a note for him at the museum trail entrance stating something like, "To whomever is marking the trail with spray paint: We assume you mean well. Probably you don't want anyone to get lost and are trying to post guidance and encouraging markers of progress along the way. That being said, this is a wilderness trail and any markings are almost universally considered a bad idea. That is why all your markings have been covered up. Please join with us in protecting the wilderness and keeping it pristine. If you would be so bold, you could even write "Ok, I didn't know..." on this note. In any case, we're hoping to find the trail free of markings in the future. Thanks for your help."

Just a thought. If I had been so silly as to think I was helping with spray paint marking, I would be embarrassed at being reprimanded and appreciative at having it done so gently. Yes, he could be a jerk, but he might also simply be trying to help. If the marking continues after a note like that is posted, I'll jump in with the $#!+weasel crew. But it just might work. : )

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Re: More asinine graffitii on Skyline

Postby Ed » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:15 am

I agree with Zip. My natural reaction is to engage in what Ellen so rightly calls Tourette Syndrome manner. But Zip's suggestion is probably more constructive, and his assessment of the perpetrator - more misguided than malicious - may be accurate.

By the way, I saw no trail markers last Friday. Admittedly, I was not looking for them with eagle eyes, I was simply focusing on walking uphill after over four months of no stiff hikes. My thanks to everybody who worked on them.
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Re: More asinine graffitii on Skyline

Postby Sally » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:31 pm

Zippetydude, if every country in the world had you as their leader, there would be world peace!

When I did Skyline yesterday I was wondering if the person with the spray paint trigger finger was getting some kind of a kick out of such a fuss being made over his ( still LMAO over dudes having a tendency to having to mark things) markings. I think that if we quit participating in this discussion, and try Zip’s approach, maybe the activity will stop.
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