seth0687 wrote:I feel for your pain so please don't take this the wrong way, but have you ever thought of strapping your poles to your pack???
I don't understand what would posess someone to just leave a set of trekiing poles on the side of a mountain? :shrug: Maybe its just me, but I always just strap my poles to my pack if/when I dont want them anymore...and its not exactly like your talking about 50 extra pounds or something.
But again, stealing anything is NOT cool and I truely hoper maybe someone just picked them up to try and return them for fear they were forgotten.
I guess we're just not as smart as you. . .
I hear stories like this and it doesn't reinforce my desire to hike in to, let's say, Belford/Oxford/Missouri and leave a tent set up and some gear behind. Times are 'a' changin', I guess. Heck, parents can't even let their kids play outside in their own neighborhoods without fear of abduction.