In what might be the nastiest trail booby trap yet, a thin rope full of nails was found tied across a trail, at roughly neck height, in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
According to a post on the Greenway of Grand Forks Facebook Page, “the rope has been removed and reported to the police.” The Greenway of Grand Forks goes on to note that this area is “a public space open to everyone. No one has the right or authority to close off access to any area of the Greenway without prior approval from one of the managing agencies.” Trail users have been encouraged to be aware of their surroundings while out on the trails and to travel safely.
If you see any other trail booby traps in this area or if you have any information that can help the police in their investigation, please call the Grand Forks Police at (701) 787-3000. Alternatively, if you find yourself in an emergency situation on the trails, call 911.