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“dayam, 1500 feet is a long way to roll down a rock strewn slope.”
“If he tried 60 times let him keep his glory.”
“I expect you to roll a hell of a lot more than that, Hyway.”
“You'll have to come down and roll me back up the hill a few times.”
“Back.............back...............a little more..........perfect!!!!
Hey!!!! Where did he go?”
“I'll bet he doesn't do THAT again!”
“Makes on wonder if this was the liberal way to avoid a future Volcano eruption (they just made up the "backing into the Volcano line")LOL”
“Stovie, that is what I started to post, but didn't know if that guy might be on here.”
“karo...WGASA? Hope the Military Rescues him, hope he makes it, but DANG that can happen.
Personally if it happened to me and I got back here to read the comments I would be thankful.
last edited: 2/16/10 12:48:36 PM”
“Let's try it and find out:)
Hyway, I'd have to change my trail name to Sisyphus.”
“I guess he didn't make it. Bummer. I was hoping for a happy ending, but the mountains don't leave much room for happy endings when there's a serious accident.
I have to restrain myself from reading the comments on this from most news sites. Couch potato arseholes acting like what he was doing was incredibly reckless or stupid. Grrrr”
“Nothing predictable about nature...
Hey, at least he was doing what he loved. RIP.”
“I will not die here
Pushing a pen beneath a lamp -
My boots will be muddy,
And my clothes will be damp.
Not at a desk
On a hectic workday,
But while searching for windmills
And dragons to slay.
Not clutching my chest
On the floor of the mall,
But losing my grip
As I scale a cliff wall.
Not drawing last breath
Under bright E.R. light,
But missing the trail
In the dark of night.
Not in the arms
Of a sweet, grieving wife -
In the grasp of a bear
Will I lose my life.
Not as part of a pileup
In my pickup truck -
But at the end of the road,
Alas out of luck.
It's time of happening?
Only fate would so dare!
The concern is not when
Instead, mine is where.”
“thanks gojo, that was nice”
“Tragic. From the helicopter it looked like it would have been an amazing photo too. I couldn't imagine watching that unfold and being able to do nothing for him.”
“Hey can we look at a positive here.
How many people here would prefer to die, in the backwoods, doing something the love rather than laying in a nursing home bed peeing yourself?
Come on people I totally agree with Gojo.”
“Most of what we do is not completely without risk.
Dude could have been hit by a drunk driver on his way to work.”
“No shi# Chili! Man...I just hope he didn't go in too much pain.
I had a friend die of a Heart Attack on the trail years ago. Apparently he had it as he made it to the top of the mountain. He was sitting slumped against a rock looking out over the ridge. MAN THAT would be the way to go.”
“I figure I've been on borrowed time since my apendicitis a few years ago. It woulda been my demise 100 years ago.
In spite of all that the Lewis and Clark expedition went through, their only loss was due to a puny appendix.”
“Obviously nobody wants to die on the trail, but at the same time I think most of us can agree that it's a far better death than the options most people face. If it has to happen, I'd prefer it to be miles and miles from the nearest trail - somewhere I'd never be found. Those close to me would understand.
"If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture--that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves."
“One of the reasons I elected to thruhike this year. If not now, when?”
“Maybe you'll get lucky and "get it" from a bear ;)”
“he died doing what he dreamed of: crapping his pants uncontrollably”
“I'll find a nice crevasse for the corpse.”
“Oh man, that`s pretty bad. Going mountain climbing....maybe they should`ve all tied in to each other. Mother Nature sometimes don`t give 2nd chances.”
“No need to rope up for a class 2/3, which I think the main route on Helens is. I'll be doing a similarly technical climb the week after next summiting Mt. Judah, Mt. Lincoln and Mt. Andersen in the Tahoe Basin. You gotta watch those cornices, below your feet AND above your head...”
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