To the trapper setting lines E of the Hwy at Turnagain Pass,
This is not meant to be a troll and I do not wish to start an argument. I will post this and not return to read this forum / thread again.
There is a trapper setting traps next the ski trails in Turnagain Pass. According to numerous accounts he is setting them within 50 feet of the parking lot and along trails leading to very popular ski areas.
The placement of these traps along a ski popular corridor will result in confrontation and traps will be tampered with. The trail he has set the traps next to see sometimes as many as 50 skiers on a sunny weekend day and will continue to see dozens of skiers every week until the snow melts in May. With this amount of users - many of them with pets - a conflict is unavoidable.
I know that the trapper is legally within right to set these traps; however many skiers are very angry about the trap placement and have been vocally adamant in that they will tamper with traps if they see them. I realize this is against the law -- but when you have 50 skiers a day walking by a set of traps, someone will inevitable tamper with them.
A very simple solution to avoiding conflicts is to not set traps next to a popular winter recreation trail. Driving through Turnagain Pass on a sunny Saturday afternoon will give you an idea of where skiers are going. Avoiding the parking lots that have dozens of cars, people and dogs will go a long ways towards limiting confrontation and conflict.
A concerned skier.
FYI - The trailhead I'm referring to is the obvious parking lot seen here: