Subzero Windchill? No.
Vandalism at the hillside parking areas. Right On.
Saturday I parked at the Glen Alps parking area at 8:00AM. Only two vehicles preceded me into the the Glen Alps parking lot area, which is the one at Flattop Mt and Powerline Pass.
When I returned three hours later there were only about twelve or fifteen vehicles, but two of the new arrivals had been vandalized with their windows smashed. So, be aware...
I don't really know how to protect our vehicles against this type of crappy deal.
Be aware of suspicious looking people? Well, that probable includes more than a few of us.
For sure, do not leave anything of value visible in the vehicle.
I a prior lifetime I drove an old van that looked like hell. For the last ten years I drove it, I never locked it, 'cause two (of four) of the door locks fell apart. During that time twice I could tell that someone had been in my truck, but at least my windows did not need replacement. OK, I'm not seriously suggesting that we should not lock our vehicles while hiking from the Anchorage hillside trail-heads and parking areas....
What other suggestions might any of you have???
Keep in mind that liberal lawyers and our current legal system discourages vigiliante justice.
Be safe, think about security....