Strange Guy in Warm Springs
Posted by Mary on April 10, 2004 at 14:38:11:
Hello everyone! My husband, son and I just got back from our first trip to DV. We took the Mengle Pass trail from Ballarat to the West DV Road. We had planned to camp out at Warm Springs. We arrived there at about 5pm Wednesday evening. There was a guy there with an old yellowish pick up truck with a camper on the back. He was just sitting in the driver's seat and was alone. We got out of our jeep and he got out of his truck at the same time. My husband said "hello" and the guy kind of grunted and smirked at him. I didn't see this, and when I came around the back of our jeep and then his truck I also said "hi" and he just looked at me. We've encountered lots of people in the backcountry and have never had this type of response. Everyone is generally so friendly! So we started walking around looking in the buildings and such. When we came back around he was lying on top of the picnic table at the front of the camp. Frankly, he gave us the creeps so we left. I read that the bandit was photographed buying gas in Tonopah. Was he in a vehicle? Is there a picture of him on the internet? This guy was a little less than 6' (hubby is 6' and this guy was a few inches shorter) with short scruffy hair and beard. Any thoughts?