[at-l] Another Hiker Down!
tom at tjfort.net
Mon Mar 11 11:29:44 CDT 2013
Those trails coming down off of mnt LeConte ARE scary. I did the
Boulevard trail once. One portion has switchback where you might feel
the need to crawl down them because they are steep and exposed.
Another portion is nothing but a ledge cut into a sheer wall of rock.
You have to hold onto a cable to keep from falling (70 ft maybe). I
did it in a winter storm! Needed to get off that mountain! Scary
Quoting Tom McGinnis <sloetoe at yahoo.com>:
> Yeah, but at least that's a *real* rescue, not a cell-phone-generated
> "Hey! Why
> look inside for [self-] rescue, when I've got technology [holds
> self-own high in
> triumph] RIGHT HERE!"
> (And, although I've read the description of the steepish Alum Cave Trail a
> gazillion times, I have never hiked it! Sheeesh!)
> --- On Mon, 3/11/13, Leslie Booher <lbooher at charter.net> wrote:
> News in the Johnson City, TN, paper this morning says that GSMNP
> rangers rescued
> a man on Saturday evening who had fallen 70' down off the Alum Cave Trail on
> Mount LeConte. Sigh. He was with a group, and the group called in for his
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