[at-l] Hiker in Snowstorm---
trailr at aol.com
Thu Mar 7 08:04:56 CST 2013
The decision that got her out in the storm alone in the first place, was the dumb one.
The others can be blamed on hypothermia... Calling your Mother In Law? Really? That's asking to be culled... I'm just sayin'... ;-)
(Who just hiked out of the storm, and into a hot tub...).
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On Mar 7, 2013, at 8:04 AM, Ken Bennett <bennett.ken at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yeah, but... One of the early signs of hypothermia is making bad decisions. I wouldn't second guess somebody from where I sit in the comfort of my living room. I could easily have done something that looks that dumb from a distance.
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM, Leslie Booher <lbooher at charter.net> wrote:
>> On tonight's Johnson City, TN, news, they interviewed a female thru-hiker who had spent the night in the snowstorm on Unaka Mountain. For some reason, she didn't settle down and set up her tent and get in her sleeping bag. She was hiking alone. Way in the night, when she fell down in a fetal position on the mountain, she called her mother-in-law, who called for rescue. They got her down sometime in the morning. The rescue ATVs bogged down in the snow, and they had to walk her down. The hospital said that she has signs of beginning hypothermia, but nothing serious. It's all very odd and sketchy to me. With cell phone reception being what it is in the mountains around here, it's a miracle she got through to anyone.
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