Sonora, CA — The Forest Service has announced that the safety railing at Donnell´s Vista overlook was stolen over the winter months.
Located 13 miles northeast of Pinecrest along Highway 108, Donnell´s Vista is a very popular destination.
Forest officials discovered in early January that the overlook-viewing platform was missing its circular aluminum alloy railing.
According to Julie Martin, Summit Ranger District Public Service Program Leader, all that remained filled a small bag.
To provide for public safety, the area will be gated and temporarily closed until necessary repairs can be made.
The vista point is currently blanketed by snow, about eight miles beyond the Highway 108 snow-closure gate, and not currently accessible to motorists.
Anyone with information regarding the theft-vandalism of public property is asked to contact Stanislaus National Forest Law Enforcement.
Written by Sabrina Sabbagh