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B the Hiker
08-28-2011, 09:30 AM
It will be interesting to see what comes in today...

Brian

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http://www.nhpr.org/two-hikers-rescued-mount-washington

Fish and Game rescued two ill-prepared hikers who had disregarded warnings about the approaching storm from the Mt. Washington Auto Road Saturday night, according to a news release.

The hikers called 911 just before 9 p.m. saying they were near the summit of the mountain without a flashlight, food or proper clothing, said Conservation Officer Mark Ober, Jr.

The two hikers from Massachusetts managed to reach the Auto Road where they were picked up by Fish and Game.

The U.S. Forest Service has posted signs that all trails and facilities in the White Mountain National Forest was being closed starting 6 p.m. Saturday because of the approaching storm.

TDawg
08-28-2011, 09:37 AM
"DOH!!!!!!" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6GuEswXOXo)

MichaelJ
08-28-2011, 11:47 AM
Can they be made to do community service instead of fined? I think they'd be excellent candidates for blowdown cleanup duty.

Maddy
08-28-2011, 11:49 AM
Can they be made to do community service instead of fined? I think they'd be excellent candidates for blowdown cleanup duty.

Michael J you deserve and award. What a great idea!

Breeze
08-28-2011, 12:38 PM
Oh gee, they missed the last hiker shuttle. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:


Breeze

Ed'n Lauky
08-28-2011, 03:13 PM
It will be interesting to see what comes in today...

Brian

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http://www.nhpr.org/two-hikers-rescued-mount-washington


The two hikers from Massachusetts managed to reach the Auto Road where they were picked up by Fish and Game.

They were from Massachusetts--that explains it all. :D

Tim Seaver
08-28-2011, 04:21 PM
On the Rescue Porn scale.

audrey
08-28-2011, 04:59 PM
They were from Massachusetts--that explains it all. :D

Oh Ed, that hurts.

JNewell
08-28-2011, 05:13 PM
They were from Massachusetts--that explains it all. :D

Unfortunately, it doesn't. This is endemic, far more common than so-called "common sense," which unfortunately seems to be rather uncommon. I like the idea of community service.

Paradox
08-28-2011, 05:44 PM
Can they be made to do community service instead of fined? I think they'd be excellent candidates for blowdown cleanup duty.

The motion has been seconded, all in favor say "Aye".

Ed'n Lauky
08-28-2011, 07:18 PM
Oh Ed, that hurts.

Sorry. :( I'm not really a true Mainer, but I guess I've lived here too long. It's starting to rub off. :rolleyes:

B the Hiker
08-28-2011, 07:44 PM
2.3 On the Rescue Porn scale.

Thing is, this wasn't some ordinary Friday night in August. The WMNF had been shut down, and there signs everywhere. It was the topic of every conversation. There were storm warnings. Anyplace that they would have been staying at would have had warnings...


Brian

Tim Seaver
08-28-2011, 08:06 PM
Brian, I was referring to the inherent lack of drama in essentially picking up a few wet people on the side of the road - not exactly a winning Hollywood script for a rescue flick.

The inherent stupidity of those who ignored all the warnings? That's another scale altogether...:D

B the Hiker
08-30-2011, 04:09 PM
The interesting element to all of this in the end is that with the closure of the WMNF, rescuers actually got a weekend off. The part that surprised me when I first learned of it is simply the sheer numbers of people who call for help on a summer weekend.

Most are on Washington, often at the summit.

This thread began with a posting about two folks who went up when they shouldn't have. In the end, there were far less calls, I suspect, than there normally would have been.


Brian

MarkJ
08-30-2011, 04:38 PM
can they be made to do community service instead of fined? I think they'd be excellent candidates for blowdown cleanup duty.

like.....:)

Bobby
07-23-2012, 10:56 AM
I don't know if it was part of an agreement due to the rescue, but one of the men who were rescued participated in Seek the Peak this past weekend.