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3 mushroom-pickers missing in Oregon forest
Fox News ^ | February 02, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 02/02/2012 4:37:19 PM PST by gettinolder

Excerpt: Authorities on Thursday were searching southwestern Oregon's rugged forests for three missing mushroom pickers who disappeared almost five days ago. Belinda and Daniel Conne, both 47, and their 25-year-old son, Michael, were last seen Sunday at a campground, where they had left behind their camp trailer and two dogs, Curry County sheriff's office said. Deputies found their SUV off a logging road on the western edge of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest on Wednesday, and clothing and mushroom-picking gear were found some distance away.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/02/3-mushroom-pickers-missing-in-oregon-forest/#ixzz1lH2LgXNc

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: missing; mushroompickers; wilderness
Not a good thing. My family and I spent several winters in Gold Beach, quite a few places to "get lost"

Of more concern, according to an LEO friend of mine in the area, there is a lot of "growing" activity..

1 posted on 02/02/2012 4:37:24 PM PST by gettinolder
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To: gettinolder

Wrong mushrooms?


2 posted on 02/02/2012 4:41:43 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: gettinolder

If police found their picking gear, it doesn’t sound like they simply got lost.


3 posted on 02/02/2012 4:41:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: gettinolder

The three were last seen a-pickin’ and a-grinnin’.


4 posted on 02/02/2012 4:42:23 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: gettinolder
“There are old mushroom pickers, and there are bold mushroom pickers … but there are no old, bold mushroom pickers.”
-my ER rotation doc
5 posted on 02/02/2012 4:42:47 PM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: gettinolder

The mushroom picking has some money in it so it’s competitive. Some Asian groups don’t play well (or pick well as they have mistaken toadstools for Asian mushrooms and paid the price). Some Thai friends of ours have been threatened by competitors.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 4:43:21 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: gettinolder

I don’t think there is much growing activity in February.


7 posted on 02/02/2012 4:45:12 PM PST by The Free Engineer
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Maybe they’re lying under some tree tripping like all get out after having what they thought were butter-fried morels.


8 posted on 02/02/2012 4:45:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: gettinolder

Remember the James Kim story? No place to go wandering around lost, especially in winter.


9 posted on 02/02/2012 4:47:09 PM PST by GSWarrior (I don't like half the folks I love.)
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To: cripplecreek
It doesn't bode well.

Anyone know if pot growers work grow operations outdoors in the winter in that area?

10 posted on 02/02/2012 4:47:27 PM PST by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: GSWarrior

Tragic story, that. Definitely rugged country, and if one gets stuck in the snow (doesn’t appear to be the case here) then it is a long way out, and easy for some to get turned around.


11 posted on 02/02/2012 4:53:37 PM PST by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Bigfoot???


12 posted on 02/02/2012 4:54:26 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Bigfoot???

Obviously.

Signed, Matt Moneymaker

13 posted on 02/02/2012 5:08:40 PM PST by CommerceComet (A vote for Romney is a vote for the GOP-E to euthanize Reaganism.)
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To: gettinolder

Prohibitions offspring in action again.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 5:12:36 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: gettinolder

Sounds like the Aliens may have gotten then. Or Big Michelle I mean Big Foot.


15 posted on 02/02/2012 5:41:35 PM PST by crazydad
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To: gettinolder

Sounds like the Aliens may have gotten then. Or Big Michelle I mean Big Foot.


16 posted on 02/02/2012 5:41:35 PM PST by crazydad
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To: gettinolder

Bush’s fault.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 5:51:08 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

The bug-eyed Fed Ex guy.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 5:53:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: JimSEA

There have been killings over picking “Salal” (SP?) out near Forks, WA. Wild greenery that florists add to their arrangements. Same thing - good money and real competitive. I do wonder about the time of year for mushrooms. The ones in my yard came and went awhile ago.


19 posted on 02/02/2012 5:59:20 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: gettinolder

They left their dogs in camp while they went traipsing through the woods? Somehow, that doesn’t sound right.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 6:03:40 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: ought-six

Mexi cartels are known to grow pot in our Southern Oregon forests. Sadly, if they wandered into an area staked out for this, they are more likely to end up producing morels than harvesting them.


21 posted on 02/02/2012 6:26:51 PM PST by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: 21twelve

I really don’t know but I recall our friends going out in the late Spring. Like you, our yard sprouts fungus in the fall and wet springs. Nothing there just now.


22 posted on 02/02/2012 8:10:03 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: gettinolder

It sounds like they found something they weren’t supposed to see.


23 posted on 02/02/2012 9:26:50 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: scott7278
That's what I am thinking. I had a client fishing with me this last summer, from Medford, who told me there is a special sheriff's task force just for pot grower apprehension in that part of Oregon.

The Siskouyou (?) National Forest has "hundreds" of grow sites, his words.

Perhaps a Freeper who lives in the area could confirm or deny that statement, but I do know this; we rode ATV's thousands of miles on those logging roads 10 years ago and didn't see much of anybody. Of course we were out before dark...

24 posted on 02/02/2012 9:50:45 PM PST by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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To: CommerceComet
"There's a Squatch in those woods."

Signed BoBo.

25 posted on 02/03/2012 9:32:28 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who wastes his time watching that dumb show. Ranae appears to be the only one with a lick of common sense but I think that the peer pressure is starting to get to her.

After watching the show, my sons and I have developed a sure-fire way to tell if there is a Sasquatch in the woods. If you hear an unidentifiable noise, it is Sasquatch. If the woods are silent, it is because all the animals know a Sasquatch is present and are hiding. If you hear clearly-identifiable animal noises, it is the animals warning one another that a Sasquatch is present. Absolutely conclusive evidence. (I'm sure Matt, BoBo, and Cliff would agree.)

26 posted on 02/03/2012 11:49:19 AM PST by CommerceComet (A vote for Romney is a vote for the GOP-E to euthanize Reaganism.)
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To: CommerceComet

LOL! You test of the presence of Bigfoot is persuasive.


27 posted on 02/03/2012 12:06:40 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: gettinolder

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIyixC9NsLI


28 posted on 02/06/2012 11:41:11 AM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: sjmjax

I’m sure there’s a subliminal message in there somewhere. Do I need to play it backwards?


29 posted on 02/06/2012 9:57:10 PM PST by gettinolder (Smashed lips save ships.)
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