For my most recent Monday Morning Mystery, I talked of hiking along High Mountain's Yellow Trail and discovering a dozen of these huge empty plastic containers hanging around and lying around.
I asked: Anybody know what they are doing up there?
Today, when I went to remove them, a few mountain bikers I met said the plastic containers have been there 25 years and were thought to be tubs used to grow marijuana plants way back when.
That's right: pot pots!
(And if they were owned by a certain Cambodian despot they'd be ... Pol Pot pot pots. But I digress.)
The mountain-bikers added that the little path by that area is called the Ganja Farmer's Trail.
When I said I planned to remove the pots, the mountain bikers said that the tubs were considered part of High Mountain lore and something of an open-air art installation, and asked that I leave them be.
What do you think?
(Footnote: When I started researching High Mountain last year, I heard these rumors of pot-growing on the mountain. So when I gave talks about the preserve I asked if anyone grew pot on High Mountain. My favorite response was from a gentleman who said he didn't grow any but he sure smoked some there. To which someone added: That's why they call it "High Mountain.")
I think this might have been my strangest post ever.