By M Sprague Administrator From: New England Nov 27, 2012
If you really must walk down the road, it is important to get on the side and walk single file. Walking as a spread out bunch is the best way to piss off the town folks. If there is no heavy snow, make the effort to use the Short Cut trail. Once you are up the wooden staircase, it is an easy traverse along the hillside, past the Monster Boulders to the Black Jacks. You get the added benefit of getting out of the cold wind that sometimes blows down the road.
This past summer, my partner and I were walking up Buffalo Rd single-file, facing traffic. A red pickup truck came towards us, slowed way down (to ~10 mph), then the driver put both passenger side wheels onto the soft shoulder (grass), and attempted to brush us with the pickup's front fender. We both instinctively jumped towards the River to avoid being brushed. Once past us, the pickup accelerated and sped off. We were so stunned by the experience that we did not take note of the license plate. Too bad. So, "Be careful out there" if you choose to walk along Buffalo Road.
Sneoh- A similar thing happened to me in Wyoming,,, My buddy Todd took out his Glock and hit the truck with 2- they kept going
or Cottonwood Canyon UT-- the mormon boys had the auto weps out to defend the scrolls... My man Karl" i bet I'm abetter shot"
By lee hansche Administrator From: goffstown, nh Nov 28, 2012
a while back i saw a guy hit in the head with a soda can thrown from a truck (maybe the same red truck) while we walked off the side of the road in the proper way...
there are rednecks in most climbing areas who will pick on us freaks but if we follow the standards that the decent non-climber locals want us to then maybe it will be just the jerks that hate us...
By M Sprague Administrator From: New England Nov 28, 2012
You guys should let the police chief know about the red truck with any details so he can keep an eye out. That person is obviously screwed in the head. The chief would probably know exactly who it is even if he doesn't tell you, and would have a talk with him.
I dunno, Lee, I was at The New a lot in the early 90's and never had any problems with the Bubba's there. In '96, we had a nervous encounter with the REAL locals just beyond the Nada tunnel (at The Red). Boy, was I glad I had both JoeL and Ran (from ME) with me that day. We got a lot of stares and BAD vibes. We hightailed out of there as soon as we paid for our sodas.