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post #1 of 18 Old 11-07-2011, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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ok just for giggles and ideas, what would you do?

I own 40 remote acres that I am selling. It has a small shed/cabin. All this is advertised on criags list and mls. My realtor tells me I have an offer from a guy who went out and looked at it yesterday. The area is roughly split between hermits and meth labs (just kidding). My realtor tells me the cabin was stolen! Nothing left but the piers. So here are my Choices:

1) Sell it and fugget about it
2) head out there this weekend to recon, alone
3) invite other forum members for a casual mud and snow wheeling adventure in the real boonies and see wtf is going on


My wife will be trying to talk me out of option 2, which I really like. What say you.
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-07-2011, 01:27 PM
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post #3 of 18 Old 11-07-2011, 02:21 PM
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where are said boonies?

is it a 1 day trip?


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100% option 3....mud and all the zombie apocolypse jeeps on here and i think you will be safe...

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post #6 of 18 Old 11-08-2011, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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where are said boonies?
the top of Big Black Mesa about 18 miles sw of ash fork.

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is it a 1 day trip?
not really, 4-5 hrs hwy 1 hr dirt/clay/flagstone without snow

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post #7 of 18 Old 11-08-2011, 08:35 AM
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Someone stole your cabin? Holy shit that is about the funniest thing I have heard all week... I have this mental picture of some homeless guys loading a tiny worthless cabin onto a crappy trailer they rented with soda can money...
Sorry for your loss though.
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Option #3 Have a good time.

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post #9 of 18 Old 11-08-2011, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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There are rumored to be lots of squatters in this area. I could be by your post stangbuster but it IS slightly funny. But, know this, it is the wild west these days and it won't be pretty if I find it.

I have worked remote construction sites along the border with Mexico for decades and you might be suprised by what goes on.

ps nothing that belongs to me is worthless, sorry but I still believe in private property.
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well they wont be back if they stole the only thing of value. its probably someone who lives nearby and was exploring, hunting, etc on your land - or illegals. that being said, they probably made at least two trips.. 1. find the cabin 2. steal it. how big was the cabin? if its too large to have hauled off, they probably just wanted the materials.

you could always trail cam the roadyway in if there is one - and you could also get a trailcam with web and cellphone updates...to catch them yourself or call police. do you have no trespassing signs?

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for those who like details, 9x12 cedar toolshed kit from handy home products purchsed for 2800 or so from Home Depot, loaded into a uhaul, driven to the site, built by me and my lovely wife in one hot az weekend. As a panelized kit it could easily be dismantled, loaded in to a big pickup and hauled away. More likely it is firewood. Clearly it was a "neighbor", 17 miles of dirt minimum and then hours to any decent size town.

Trail cams are great, some of my neighbors use them. In reality its not worth pursuing...except on principal. That and tracking can be fun.
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I vote you go for option 3 and bring the claymores.



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Clearly it was a "neighbor", 17 miles of dirt minimum and then hours to any decent size town.
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how the heck did they steal the cabin? no bueno!

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update: took option one, but am gonna go recon/camp for one last time before the deal is done. perhaps I'll finally use my winch, the cabin IS less than 8k lbs
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You said 18 miles from Ash Fork. That is way North by Grand Canyon, right? Is your property all juniper or is it high enough for pines? Maybe I will go recon with you? This way you might get option 1 and 3?

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Option 4: aerial recon.

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The land is exactly at the top of Big Black Mesa, about 6000' , s of the canyon and I40/66. Juniper, pinon and cedar. Also a few apache pine, no lodgepole. Oaks mostly died in the drought. Thanks for the offers to tag along. If I figure a date to go I'll post it here. Unforttunatkley for a family guy this may not be first priority and thats why I am selling takes me about 6 hrs hard driving to get there

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