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    Default Murder Mountain - Humboldt County, CA

    Just got done watching a new docu-series on Netflix about the marijuana industry that has been thriving for decades up in Humboldt county CA. Very interesting show with a lot of history of pot in it as well. Crazy how many murders and missing person cases have taken place up there.

    Call me na´ve, but I have always thought of Humboldt County as home of the loggers with a rich history of Redwoods and commercial fishing. Nowadays it seems that it is only known for weed. Anybody else watched the series yet?

    https://www.netflix.com/title/80217475

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    Watching now...

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    Watching now.

    "Humboldt" has been known to me as a weed for a long time. I gathered its in the redwoods, and some tree folks clear for 'grows'. A guy that worked for me a little bit was from down there. Calling the guy 'chill' was an understatement, ok for a 'helper' but not a groundman. He 'helped a guy maintain his property' down there.
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    I had the release date of Murder Mountain marked on my calendar so we spent that day watching the series. We are very familiar with the area. We travel thru there frequently, not as a destination but as a means of getting to other areas via dirt roads. It's beautiful up there but scary; but so is every dirt road in Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte counties. The series was well done. Lots of missing young people up there, and a small sheriif's department with not enough resources or desire to go up on the mountain and put their lives in danger. As you can tell by the movie, the population is mostly backwoods people, not much education, drugs are a way of life. I don't believe much will change up there with the legalization of pot.

    Chris remember when you and Heidi were coming to California and you rented a place out in the country and we recommended you stay away from that area and find something else? That area has a similar reputation as Murder Mountain in terms of the caliber of people who live in the area and the shady things that happen there.

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    Dang! I'm on ep 5 and it's just turning into a murder mystery Dateline NBC sorta thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.B View Post
    It's beautiful up there but scary; but so is every dirt road in Mendocino...the population is mostly backwoods people, not much education, drugs are a way of life. .
    I was under the impression Mendocino was a wealthy area? Maybe the town is, the county is not?
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    I've worked fires in the area. We have been advised to just ignore and not enter grows. I was also advised if I found a mine entrance with a generator outside, just keep on moving.

    Now in WA, we have to protect the "crops" weird how times change.

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    Cory, the town of Mendocino is wealthy in terms of the extra-high property values and exaggerated tourist industry, which is the only source of revenue for the town. Much like the little town of Carmel in central California. The county of Mendocino has never generated the amount of revenue that it actually could generate if pot growers had always been taxed. It's a fact with all northern California counties. Way too many pot growers...maybe the new laws will help the counties. Maybe. I have my doubts.

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    I watched it last week. Interesting series. Seems like the cops pretty much just left them alone for the most part, either because they were afraid to go up there or they just didn't GAS; let them work out there own problems.
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    I had to cover my eyes when they started chipping buds!!!