Originally posted by bad bob
: : I just recently went to Olinghouse and had a very scary situation with people up their and stating issues regarding Trespassing. I have contacted BLM and discussed this issue with them extensivly, and feel everyone should be aware and warned. According to BLM, their are lots of unsettled issues, with the bankruptcy of a mining corp. that bought all the prop. from individuals, now others are coming in and patenting mining claims. Even though the access road is county maint. and is a right away, you cant even leave the road without possibly trespassing. According to 2 different sources within BLM, both had been in Gov. BLM vehicles, and areas that are known to be "public" and still they where run off and needed to obtain police intervention. It has been reported that some people have had shotguns pulled on them, and others like myself just warned and run off.
: : Even though this ghost town has much to offer and is a great historic site, and the further into the canyon you go, it is suppose to even be more spectacular, it just simply is not worth the risk. SO BE ADVISED, ENTER THE AREA AT YOUR OWN RISK!! and be prepared for the old west mentality. Good luck ghosters...
: Wal, I dunno. Sounds like the bullies from school to me. And while I certainly wouldn't suggest an armed posse go in there and have a "chat" with the nice folk, it would be rather pleasant to read that the "property managers" have either been arrested, or "re-located" by persons unknown. It's one thing to confront an adult with a life-threatening warning, but for a child to witness such a thing, could have long-lasting effects, to say the least.