Anybody aware of an incident over the weekend here? On Saturday I went out with some buddies, was going to stop here but it looked darn full, probably 8 vehicles. We drove on a ways up into the woods and found a more secluded area.
On the way back, probably around ~4:15 there were several ambulances and a firetruck at the pit.
Hope everyone was alright, stay safe out there
Haven't heard anything, but the thought of people from eight vehicles all opening up at once there is pretty scary, the imagination can run wild (lets hope it is not serious).
It is a location that is just too small to safely self-manage with a large number of people with different intentions, skill/training levels, safety attitudes, weapons etc. This being acknowledged, it is the main area in use in the area. There are little alternatives available and an underlying attitude of closing sites down rather than opening more up to ease overcrowding and safety concerns. No Wolf Creek sites on the Eastside hood. On the weekends at least, the standard fare will include variations of the following until dark:
Group one is there with a .22 rifle and a pistol, two uncontrollable pre-teen kids, an off-leash skittish poodle and the required pikinic basket. Mom is occupied with a toddler.
Group two. A pair of buddies are anxious to try out their AK's with some drum mag dumps.
Group three. This collection shows up pre-lubricated with lets say 4-5 people and several hand guns, rifles and shotguns. They are intent on taking ownership of the location upon arrival...and by virtue of their numbers, majority rules. Today, unrestricted multi-media fire is on the menu with some tandem "skeet" shooting, first timer "reactive" target shooting with AR/AK platforms, and a side-dish of heat treating Glock barrels.
Group four. Thats Ole-Joe. He just wants to do some function checks on his rifle after doing some work on it. He will give up in a couple hours and just go home.
Groups five and six. thats @Obie and later in the day me. We just slowed down long enough to see the "36 pit" frolics.... then just floored the gas pedal and ducked to get past downtown Beirut.