All Hikers are vulnerable

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Re: All Hikers are vulnerable

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Re: All Hikers are vulnerable

Post by Mrs.Oroblanco » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:45 pm

Here is our next chapter:


http://kstp.com/news/stories/S1624975.shtml?cat=1

This one is a little strange, but begs a new question - should search and rescue charge the folks they look for? (especially is a case such as this one?)

http://thegoat.backcountry.com/2010/06/ ... hon-climb/




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Re: All Hikers are vulnerable

Post by Mrs.Oroblanco » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:49 pm

You just can't make up a better story than the truth.

http://thegoat.backcountry.com/2010/06/ ... -proposal/

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Re: All Hikers are vulnerable

Post by TradClimber » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:30 am

Beth (Mrs.O) posted:
This one is a little strange, but begs a new question - should search and rescue charge the folks they look for? (especially is a case such as this one?)
http://thegoat.backcountry.com/2010/06/ ... hon-climb/

No.

The following link provides accurate details about the same SAR mission from Gwenda Yates (RMRU searcher) who was on the scene - not some blogger who wasn't there and can't get his facts straight.

http://www.rmru.org/missions/2010/2010-017.html

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Re: All Hikers are vulnerable

Post by Mrs.Oroblanco » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:04 pm

Thanks, Tradclimber - I appreciate you posting the facts. (this story is still a case of an experienced hiker getting lost).

Here is a story that is NOT a blog, and, unfortunately - true.


http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/24 ... etail.html


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Re: All Hikers are vulnerable

Post by Guz » Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:39 pm

Imagine that guy coming across Jim Hatt and his 45. heh.

Assailant :" Hands up mister!"
Jim: "Son, is that a 22?" (slow smile)

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Re: All Hikers are vulnerable

Post by Jim Hatt » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:30 am

I usually carry a Ruger .44 Magnum, Guz

But it really doesn't matter. The Assailant probably wouldn't have had time to notice the difference! :lol:

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Re: All Hikers are vulnerable

Post by Mrs.Oroblanco » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:48 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

SSS :mrgreen:

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Re: All Hikers are vulnerable

Post by yuccahead » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:23 am

Just saw this today in the NPS Morning Report-not looking good.

Joshua Tree National Park (CA)
Major Search Underway For Missing Hiker

Search and rescue personnel from several agencies are searching the park for missing hiker William Ewasko, 65, of Marietta, Georgia. Ewasko was reported missing to park personnel on Friday evening. Initial information concerning Ewasko’s possible whereabouts led searchers to focus on the Hayfield area in the southeast section of the park, but efforts shifted to Quail Mountain late on Saturday afternoon when his car was found at the Juniper Falls trailhead and searchers learned that he’d told friends he might hike there. Hasty teams searched the area that evening and operations continued the next day with personnel from the park, Joshua Tree Search and Rescue, and the Riverside and San Bernadino County sheriff’s offices. Several teams searched on foot and on horseback on Monday near the Lost Horse Valley area, and yesterday the operation expanded further, with about 100 people taking part, including dog and horse teams. No sign of him has yet been found. [Submitted by Joe Zarki, Public Information Officer]

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Re: All Hikers are vulnerable

Post by TradClimber » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:23 am

yh posted:
Just saw this today in the NPS Morning Report-not looking good.
Agreed.
The search for a man missing in Joshua Tree National Park continues today (Wednesday) for a fourth straight day. Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit (RMRU) joined the multi-agency search at first light on Monday. Reports from field teams on Tuesday indicated 100+ degree weather with search crews drinking in excessive of 2 gallons of water each.
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