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  1. sierra

    Another Unprepared Hiker Rescue

    While descending into the Great Gulf, Hugh fell into a stream soaking his legs. They froze solid that night. Rule number 1 when trying to get un-lost in the winter, don't fall into any water.
  2. sierra

    Another Unprepared Hiker Rescue

    I don't think there was that big a difference in preparedness to be honest. Many of us as Dug eluded too were a mess as beginners, primarily because the lack of the internet didn't speed up the learning curve. We basically went out, got our asses handed to us, then did stuff better as we went...
  3. sierra

    Another Unprepared Hiker Rescue

    Joe Lentini who was on the SAR team and who also led the EMS climbing school also did a Ted talk on the rescue and death of AD. He really describes the overall mood in North Conway after and even meets with Hugh Herr to bury the proverbial hatchet, quite a great talk.
  4. sierra

    Another Unprepared Hiker Rescue

    Albert Dow was buried in an avalanche looking for Hugh Herr in 1982. I was up there when it happened, it was a big deal.
  5. sierra

    Another Unprepared Hiker Rescue

    The Cog railway has always jumped at the chance to help in SAR. They get a bad rap and it's completely undeserved. I consider them one of the finer occupants on mountain. I've have always thought highly of the Cog and find the opposition to have weak and biased criticism of them.
  6. sierra

    Winter Trail Running and Negligence

    Not sure what that even means.
  7. sierra

    Winter Trail Running and Negligence

    Two points, I never cared for the Hikesafe card and how it's structured, but hey, if people buy it I guess it's something . I have always advocated that anyone that gets rescued should be charged, I understand the nuances that come along with that, but you can't make an omlette without breaking...
  8. sierra

    Echos of Emily

    Inexperienced hikers, don't know about the dangers of mountain climbing, by the time they find out, it's too late. Same old story.
  9. sierra

    Mt Cabot Trail?

    It is considered closed and it's not advised that people use it. At least that's the last word I heard on it.
  10. sierra

    Fatality on Mt. Guyot

    That sounds like a very cool experience. Those are called "Micro climates".
  11. sierra

    Fatality on Mt. Guyot

    Everest has been soloed 3 times. In spite of how many people are the route, if you climb independently of them, it is considered a solo.
  12. sierra

    Fatality on Mt. Guyot

    If you read the Union Leader article someone previously posted, it describes what I am talking about. Regardless, we can move on from our back and forth no worse for wear. I did think about our discussion and our disconnect. I have spent arguably more time in the backcountry than most hikers, a...
  13. sierra

    Fatality on Mt. Guyot

    I thought my post was pretty clear, but I guess not. The mountains can generate their own weather, including pop up storms that can be short lived, yet very impactful. If someone wasn't prepared or was already in a semi challenged state, they could be quite dangerous. You can define a storm...
  14. sierra

    Fatality on Mt. Guyot

    Respectfully disagree. I've seen freak storms, even if small and isolated overtake parts of the mountains. I've seen them from the valley over take ridgelines and could tell that they were fast moving and brutal.
  15. sierra

    Fatality on Mt. Guyot

    I have very good re-call and I also hike every week. I specifically remember taking that weekend off from the Whites due to the higher summits forecast.
  16. sierra

    Fatality on Mt. Guyot

    I had no idea about this, thanks for the information, I stand corrected. I started out with the Coleman, brings back memories. I went to the Optimus 8R with the pump and used that successfully for many years. I set up a camp on White Mt peak in CA at about 11,680 after driving in from San...
  17. sierra

    Fatality on Mt. Guyot

    How is this a book, nobody has any clue what happened. Speculation is not really good for much.
  18. sierra

    Fatality on Mt. Guyot

    You are saying out loud, what most of us think in most of these cases, the answer we rarely get in a fatality. As a soloist my primary goal on hikes is to stay "in control", when I feel or see I might lose that, I simply turn around. I am way past my hero days and frankly, I'm glad.
  19. sierra

    Fatality on Mt. Guyot

    I've decided to look into one of those SOL emergency bivi's. They are small and take up very little room. I scrutinize everything I carry; this just seems to add a dimension that could up my emergency game without impacting my overall mission of not going to heavy.
  20. sierra

    Fatality on Mt. Guyot

    Our day pack contents are very similar, and I also agree on higher peaks, I would add a few things, but most of my hikes on the 52wav, my pack is about like yours. I do use a slightly bigger pack, the Mystery Ranch scree 32L, it has great pockets and daisy chains down the back that I love...
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