Thanks for your confirmation, Burblestein, as well as your other knowledgeable contributions to this thread. Although in my post I said that “when people go out into those hills to work on grows they go at their own risk,” I originally wrote that “when people go out into those hills for any reason they go at their own risk.” I modified my statement to be specific to people working on grows, not wanting to seem extreme, but like you, I consider it dangerous just to live in the hills minding your own business as we did. At the time we lived there, we knew of at least two murders of innocent landowners by people attempting to steal harvested marijuana who went to the wrong property. One was just up the road from us and our friends in town were frantic, thinking it was my husband. I wouldn’t even live in any of the neighborhoods in Garberville or Redway (the two more populated, but very small towns) nowadays because of the people hanging out downtown. Even the little neighborhoods are interspersed with people involved in dangerous activities. I seriously fear for our friends who still live there. For those who want to learn more, I encourage you to peruse the Emerald Triangle Forum cases, thank Burblestein for caring enough to gather them together...and weep.