JVK's Trips To McCleary, WA

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One of our fabulous posters has been going to McCleary and putting boots on the ground! The stories and excellent photos can be found here!!

Thanks, JVK!!!!
 
Originally posted by JVK:

Hi all, new user here. I'm in Olympia (25mi east of McCleary)


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Originally Posted by STEADFAST
Some pics of the area where she disappeared.

"Looking west near 7th and Maple" (That would be the direction she was coming from.)

http://www.city-data.com/picfilesv/picv31511.php


I had thought about posting this picture (found it online too) because i believe that is the shell gas station at the end of the road there. However I'm not 100% that would've been her route.

I have been to this gas station several times but it's been about 6+ months.

I should probably drive back out there just to be sure but here's some (probably useless) info that i recall

I recall the Shell station not being a direct shot off the highway.

I don't think most people passing through (on the hwy, heading west) looking for gas would stop in McCleary. You can't see it off the hwy & it involves 2 stops & turns. I wouldn't say the exit/entrance 'grabs people.

I'm not sure about heading east. But i suspect it'd involve at least that ^. (+going over hwy)

I recall the bus station being pretty much a stones throw from the Shell station.

I think it is just a local transit station. I believe if the child had gotten on a bus a driver (or some one else on the bus) would've popped up. Not to rule out anyone involved with the bus station though. Some one might want to see if they can pull up the actual drop off schedule.

I have walked from that Shell station to the bus station (& beyond) during a prior 'event' (
phelps family
Westboro_Baptist_Church threatened to show up, didn't happen)

I thought about attending the vigil last night but after watching videos & reading here i think posters may (careful emphasis) have pointed out some legitimate (fishy) things.

I have read (i think) most but not all of this thread & touched off/on w/monkeys & insession. Fairly informed but not 'all in'.

The brother w/the fishing pole thing kind of bothered me. Was he seriously just fishing somewhere? If so where & who (if anyone) was with him? Any additional information on him or his fishin' ?

When i was last in McCleary to (photo) the prior 'event' (which didn't happen) i was actually harassed by a McCleary LEO. So at the moment, i'm not terribly a fan of them.

Not a 'journalist but i do sometimes show up to protests/events take photos & post online. Thought about heading out there.
Again, JVK is a fantastic poster who we really appreciate! Kudos, JVK~
 


Former Mccleary Boy Scout Hall
Built 1946 by Local Volunteers

(on Simpson)

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Thank you SO MUCH for these photos! The ability to "see" the area is a true blessing! :blowkiss:
 


10th St / W Simpson Alley

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10th St / W Simpson Alley (cont.)


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'Other Side of the Rail'

(Looking @ Maple)
(Nearly in Church (Olympic Christian Center) Parking Lot)

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Olympic Christian Center

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Down the Rail on Maple

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That alley is a bit creepy & i was drawn to it quickly.

When brought up on maps +/-online it is either not drawn out well, not drawn through, missing a name, named 10th or W Simpson Alley.

There's basically no (physical) (10th st) posts except for @ the very end of it (iirc) - Which swings to the right & back onto Simpson.

It runs between Maple & W Simpson Ave

http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/3284/newmap04.png

^- As you can see in this map, no name at all.
 
That alley is a bit creepy & i was drawn to it quickly.

When brought up on maps +/-online it is either not drawn out well, not drawn through, missing a name, named 10th or W Simpson Alley.

There's also basically no (physical) posts except for @ the very end of it (iirc) - for '10th' - Which swings to the right & back onto Simpson.

It runs between Maple & W Simpson Ave

http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/3284/newmap04.png

^- As you can see in this map, no name at all.

Ooops! I pulled my comment on the creepy alley cuz I wasn't sure if I was supposed to comment on this thread, or if it is just for pics!

I was looking at the map and it seems the alley wasn't a direct route home...Am I looking at that correctly?
 
thank you so much for these pics!
 


Shell Gas Station/Bus Station/Cross Walk

(on 3rd, Near Maple & 3rd & Near (beginning of) Mommsen)

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Small Business strip on other side of 3rd

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Pretty sure this blue/trim brick building ^ used to be a restaurant

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From behind the Shell station my laptop found a 'Paradise Pizza' wifi connection, i went into the restaurant & asked a lady if i could use their wifi. (it was secured) She said she wasn't sure & to wait 15min for her husband. I said i'd be back .. but i didn't come back (found wifi elsewhere)

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On 3rd & near Simpson

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.. Where the Vigil was Held ..

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.. bit eerie

& then..

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.. a screw driver stuck in a tree (right behind visitor map) ~7ft up

 


Simpson & 3rd.
Pretty sure the bank is right behind me.

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Could you please post the photos of the bridge and also of the City Hall/Police Department? Thanks!!
 

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