This past weekend, my daughter K, good friend S & her daughter E went up to my mother's cabin in Forest Lakes, AZ. Weather was beautiful, it even rained a little bit while we were there.
On Sunday we took a drive down to the Black Mesa Ranger Station on Highway 260 across the from the Woods Canyon Lake turn off. I love the view from this station, it is right at the edge of the rim and you can see all the way to 4 Peaks. K needed to take some pictures for her photography class and wanted them from the rim.
When we got there, the Forest Service had installed bars on the windows & doors. When we went inside we discovers someone had broken in on August 17, 2010. They smashed display cased and stole gems, rocks, artifacts and taxidermy animals. They have a huge poster up asking people if anyone has photos of the display cases to contact the Forest Service. I have spend a bunch of time this morning trying to find a news story on the break in but came up empty handed.
I think it is very sad that people feel the need to take things away from a place like this. Now the rest of us can no longer enjoy the displays that were there.