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PostTue Apr 09, 2019 7:13 pm 
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Was it tinder dry inside?

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PostTue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 pm 
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Here are photos that I took in 2015 and a couple from last weekend.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WL7fWqNJNncmFxAd9
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PostTue Apr 09, 2019 8:50 pm 
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whitebark wrote:

A fun adventure finding the cabin, all in all. Now I need to see a priest in the event I acquired a case of accidental demonic possession.

Creepy indeed.  But I don't think you need to see a priest (for that anyway)
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i could be incorrect and don't want to get in trouble if I am.. or cast aspersions on the wrong person. But it appears the person in connection with this who plead guilty for the child pornography had a wood working business, which would explain the craftsmanship.

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I guess this is the end of the story: Man sentenced to 9 months
Kind of surprising that the FS hasn't blown it up or otherwise dismantled it yet.  The Latin (?) carvings on the deck slats are most weird.

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PostWed Apr 10, 2019 11:27 pm 
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Hopefully the end of the story but sadly the statistics aren't so promising.
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PostThu Apr 11, 2019 5:48 am 
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The inside of that treehouse has no all over it. I wouldn't have crossed the threshold  down.gif It needs to be burnt.
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PostThu Apr 11, 2019 8:49 am 
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Curiosity is a strong motivator.  I was by myself when I first discovered it and didn't go in. Came back a week later with my teenage son and his friends.  It was a great adventure.  If it was a scene in a horror movie, the entire audience would have been screaming "don't go in there you f**king idiots".
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PostThu Apr 11, 2019 9:07 am 
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Anne Elk wrote:
I guess this is the end of the story: Man sentenced to 9 months

Looks like he got work release: https://vinelink.vineapps.com/person-detail/offender/3628859

ID Number: 219001046
Custody Status Date: Jan 12, 2019 04:41 AM PST
Custody Status: Unsupervised Custody
Custody Detail: Work Release
Book Date: Jan 11, 2019 06:34 PM PST
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King County Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention
500 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104


Hmm.
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PostWed May 22, 2019 2:45 pm 
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fourteen410 wrote:
Turns out the creepy gingerbread house hasn't been removed: WTA trip report

The WTA post has been expunged, the dangerous tree fort has not.  The criminal responsible for its construction has not been held accountable for its removal and restoration of our public lands (kudos *ahem* to the justice system???).

I call it a 'fort' because that's what it is.  Its location was selected to make it hard to find.  Its construction includes features that make it hard to breach even by a SWAT team - especially in an abduction/hostage situation.

But if you don't know about it, it can't hurt you.  See how effective censorship is?

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PostWed May 22, 2019 3:04 pm 
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Good god, people stay away from that structure. Keeping yourself away from potentially dangerous situations just seems like basic prudence to me. No telling when the guy or friends of his are going to return and find you creeping around. Sure it's public land, but why risk harm to yourself? There are plenty of other places to go. This guy isn't right in the head. And why exploit the victims more than they already have been? Crowing "I've been there!", while is certainly someone's right to do so, is kinda creepy in itself.

It's as tasteless as highlighting the Northwest Hospital or Wellington as a spooky Halloween hike.

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PostWed May 22, 2019 5:55 pm 
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Kim, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that you don't like horror movies
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PostWed May 22, 2019 7:26 pm 
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Kim Brown wrote:
Crowing "I've been there!", while is certainly someone's right to do so, is kinda creepy in itself.

It's as tasteless as highlighting the Northwest Hospital or Wellington as a spooky Halloween hike.

Meh. As ThursdayHiker mentioned upthread, it's more about curiosity. It's fairly common to be curious about death and crime. It's not creepy unless there is pleasure derived from it.

I'm surprised that the structure hasn't been destroyed yet - either by officials or vigilantes.
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PostWed May 22, 2019 7:43 pm 
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In addition to avoiding the hazardous structure, I would also recommend avoiding the Upper CCC, and Pratt River Bar Trails altogether until this thing is gone - especially if you are hiking alone, and/or hiking with children.

I'm not an LEO, but I've taken (and passed) a week long professional self-defense training course, which included 'clearing' threats from trails, and structures.  This was very basic/introductory threat clearing.  For comparison, 'threat' mitigation training needed to prep for qualification as a licensed guard or investigator in WA is only about 2 days (for non former LEOs).  The class was taught by active and retired LEOs, who also had military experience.  There were both military AND civilian LEO students in the class, including one SWAT officer (I'm not sharing this to brag, but to advocate increased training budgets for our LEOs).

These skills are highly perishable, so I set out to find the place for some 'practice'.  No noise was made during my visit as that is not the point of this type of practice.

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PostWed May 22, 2019 11:48 pm 
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Vertec wrote:
In addition to avoiding the hazardous structure, I would also recommend avoiding the Upper CCC, and Pratt River Bar Trails altogether until this thing is gone - especially if you are hiking alone, and/or hiking with children.

I'm not an LEO, but I've taken (and passed) a week long professional self-defense training course, which included 'clearing' threats from trails, and structures.  This was very basic/introductory threat clearing.  For comparison, 'threat' mitigation training needed to prep for qualification as a licensed guard or investigator in WA is only about 2 days (for non former LEOs).  The class was taught by active and retired LEOs, who also had military experience.  There were both military AND civilian LEO students in the class, including one SWAT officer (I'm not sharing this to brag, but to advocate increased training budgets for our LEOs).

These skills are highly perishable, so I set out to find the place for some 'practice'.  No noise was made during my visit as that is not the point of this type of practice.

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