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C. Springs MTB/Hiking trail cams

$6,000 goal

Campaign created 9 months ago
Recent news has emerged in which dangerous traps have been set on various trails in the Colorado Springs area that appear to be targetting mountain bikers and possibly trail runners and hikers as well. These traps include tack strips embedded in the trail to flatten tires as well as fishing line or even barb wire strung accross trails with the apparent intent of injuring people riding those trails.

This GoFundMe is to raise money to purchase at least 20 cellular connected trail cameras to install at various access points of popular mountain biking and hiking trails in the area.  The camera's cost approximately $250 a piece so 20 of them adds up to a total of around $5,000.  They are night vision capable and motion activated, and the cellular function allows the images to be obtained remotely even if the culpret finds and destroys or steals the camera.  I have added an additional $1,000 requested to cover and service charges for maintaining the cameras, and excess can be used for expanding the infrastructure and maintenance.

The assumption is these activites are happening at night, as it would be unlikley to occur during the busy hours on the trails.  This can at least help us improve the security of our trails and create a better chance of detection and deterence of any malicious activity on our trails.

Any other ways to help would include reporting suspicious activity and discovery of traps to the appropriate entity of record. 

Resources:
News report: http://www.kktv.com/content/news/Bikers-claim-dangerous-traps-set-up-on-popular-trail-470799213.html

News report: http://www.fox21news.com/news/local/dangerous-booby-traps-set-on-colorado-springs-hiking-and-biking-trails/939849112

News report:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/nails-thought-purposely-left-sticking-out-of-trail-force-park-closure/

Possible product to purchase:
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Spypoint-Link-EVO-MP-Cellular-Trail-Camera/2494281.uts?productVariantId=5124884&WT.tsrc=PPC&WT.mc_id=GoogleProductAds&WT.z_mc_id1=04769278&rid=20&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6IibveL42AIVxlt-Ch2LvAp7EAQYAiABEgJDO_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Came across an article where someone used the same method and caught an individual sabotaging mountain biking trails in British Columbia: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/tineke-kraal-handed-suspended-sentence-for-sabotaging-north-shore-mountain-bike-trails-1.3413582
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$6,000 goal

Campaign created 9 months ago
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