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Old 08-13-2007   #11
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This "Sportsman's Paradise" group seems like a bunch of jackass clowns. I've heard of their notorious behavior and treatment of all other species besides themselves on multiple occasions on the 'buzz.

It doesn't end here - just scribe "Sportsman's Paradise Cheeseman Canyon" into Google, and you get a whole slew of negative feedback. An old Denver Post article about hiking trails in the area warns of private property signs and vigorous enforcement and intimidation by said "Sportsman's Paradise" land owners. Several hiking books mention it, and a blog about hiking the fourteeners in the area (I think Lincoln) brings it up as well. Seriously - the only other group that I can think of that is this unpleasant is the Waco Branch Davidians. . .

I know this is a delicate issue and there is currently a careful compromise. Sort of like the M-Wave I suppose, and I'm not at all interested in stirring up any dirt.

Still - I'm itching to find out who these wankers really are. Is it a gated home community, outfitter service, Cheney-loving nudists? Who has the lowdown?

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Old 08-14-2007   #12
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I only know from floating through, but it's mostly a gated home community. I'm not sure if they also are a fishing guide/home rental deal or not. I was really suprised how much property it includes - probably a mile of river front property on both sides and maybe 20 some odd houses.

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The hike is brutal. F%^K SP! Float through and they can suck it.
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SP made a good faith agreement with boater's in 2002. As of this year they are telling us that they won't uphold that agreement. The sherriff doesn't like us much. The DA supposedly does. They have not been blocking the river. Some fishermen will try to hook you, so be heads up and smile to everyone.

Float in between 9-11 anyday, stay close together, single file, and don't talk/make noise. Many groups have floated through this year with little to no incidents.
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if they are seriously trying to hook you with a fishing barb that constitutes assault. a helmet cam catching said action could be a step in our direction. ...and remember... this is a public forum... keep all your comments court presentable.

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