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Take a Hike: Come Find Me Nets

Nets that were once used to catch thousands of pounds of salmon are now a secret hangout spot in Ashland.

Posted: Wed Aug 08 19:10:51 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Aug 08 19:10:51 PDT 2018

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think of it like a big, sturdy hammock, where people go to relax and hang with friends. newswatch 12's jake garcia leads us on a scavenger hunt to find it... and as with many hikes we've profiled like pilot rock and wagner butte, it's important to take safety precautions and be mindful of your surroundings. [e3]take a hike come find me nets-pkg jake says, "this is the profile of a scavenger hunt for a net and a profile of the man who put them up. six people. now i can't tell you exactly where we are but i can give you one hint and that's that we're in ashland. the point is for you to try and find it yourself, so let's not just take a hike, let's go find some nets." max says, "there's all these different ways people sort of enjoy the net whether it be the hunt for it, trying to find it, the satisfaction from actually finding it, or it's just a little place that they can go away to and read a book or hang out with their friends." it's a scavenger hunt that wasn't intended to be at the start. but this commercial grade seine net that we're looking for was such a hit initially, the owner decided to obscure the location to make sure his safety precautions could keep up with the traffic. he now gives people hints on his instagram page, come find me nets.... max says, "it still feels like a secret place to the people that go and i think it feels like their own little special spot." jake says, "consider this net found. i'm sure the first thing you're wondering if it's safe." max says, "the nets are designed to catch tens of thousands of pounds of salmon." jake says, "next you want to know where it came from, how it got here." max says, "i guess the history starts when i was 12 years old and i happened upon these nets that were up in the forest back in sitka, alaska where i grew up." jake says, "this isn't some random contraption in the forest. it's part of a greater plan and one that max reifenstuhl has put a lot of thought into." max says, "i would like to ultimately monetize sort of hanging out in a net." max's vision is to sell nets that you can set up yourself and put wherever you'd like. he's experimented with a prototype at toketee falls... his goal is to bring people together in a way that a single fabric hammock cannot ... from the hunt to the hang. in ashland, jake garcia, newswatch 12 sports. here's a look at what's happening in the weather in the short-term. coming up, i'll have a look at the fabric hammock cannot ... from the hunt to the hang. here's a look at what's happening
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