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#21 Posted : Wednesday, September 11, 2013 6:59:23 PM(UTC)
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Still not convinced of the dangers of hiking? Here are many more examples. #15 is rather bizarre...
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#22 Posted : Friday, September 13, 2013 2:10:07 PM(UTC)
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Not to mention the occasional freak flood and resulting ice storm...
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#23 Posted : Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:05:44 AM(UTC)
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After hiking with some groups, I am convinced that the biggest danger to young male hikers are COUGARS (i.e., the 40+ year old type, lol!)
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#24 Posted : Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:32:22 AM(UTC)
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After hiking with some groups, I am convinced that the biggest danger to young male hikers are COUGARS (i.e., the 40+ year old type, lol!)

Ack!

Cougar Danger!

And then of course there are more rock slides and you may not have your hero Dad there to give up his life for yours.
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#25 Posted : Wednesday, October 02, 2013 12:41:53 PM(UTC)
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Yikes - COUGAR!!!

On a different topic, imagine hiking over 2,000 miles for many months, starting from the Mexican border and being close to the finish line at the Canadian border, only to be shutdown by early snowfall. Mother Nature is cruel...
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#26 Posted : Friday, October 04, 2013 12:06:10 AM(UTC)
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And be on the lookout for BIGFEET!
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#27 Posted : Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:45:25 AM(UTC)
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Here's one you don't see on a hike very often, unless you're looking for ancient Roman ruins in Turkey -- flaming rocks!
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#28 Posted : Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:20:21 PM(UTC)
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A growing menace: Rogue Cows
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#29 Posted : Tuesday, January 21, 2014 1:32:40 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for your sharing.
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#30 Posted : Friday, February 28, 2014 11:53:34 AM(UTC)
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And even if you do get rescued from your hiking mishap, it may cost you.
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#31 Posted : Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:02:45 PM(UTC)
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Another for the list: angry spouses. Just imagine the level of resentment that might have built up from a lifetime of matrimony for them!
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#32 Posted : Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:46:36 PM(UTC)
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Yeah, we covered this one back on #15, but it's worth repeating. Kind of a disturbing interpretation of "leave no trace behind", huh? That's why I have no plans to hike down any more trails that lead to an altar, lol.
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#33 Posted : Wednesday, April 09, 2014 9:44:03 AM(UTC)
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In moments of total serenity and communion with Mother Nature, 16 tons of rockfall is sure to catch your attention!
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#34 Posted : Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:03:39 AM(UTC)
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In moments of total serenity and communion with Mother Nature, 16 tons of rockfall is sure to catch your attention!


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#35 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 1:16:14 PM(UTC)
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#36 Posted : Monday, April 14, 2014 1:49:51 PM(UTC)
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Yeah, canyon lands are definitely risky. When going in, you should always hope for the best, but plan for the worse.

I got into a bit of a pickle last November in the Big Bend National Park backcountry comprised of a lot of different canyons branching off in various directions and unmarked trails. Nothing like these slotted canyons this family had to deal with, but tricky nonetheless. When you're IN a canyon, maps and compasses are not very effective. The inability to see landmarks off in the distance and triangulate your position is problematic. The one device that proved its worth was my GPS, but in narrow canyons you can lose LOS with the satellites and then GPS devices can become highly inaccurate or useless. Track files recorded inside canyons will show erratic swings in location.

A GPS device may not have helped this family once they were in the canyon, but it would have likely helped the father know he was entering the wrong canyon to begin with. I'm glad they made it out safely.
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#37 Posted : Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:22:36 PM(UTC)
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Nothing like getting away from it all and living off the land like our forefathers did, but you may want to think about this before casting your rod into those pristine alpine streams to catch dinner.
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#38 Posted : Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:35:09 PM(UTC)
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Nothing like getting away from it all and living off the land like our forefathers did, but you may want to think about this before casting your rod into those pristine alpine streams to catch dinner.


Don't see anything wrong here.

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#39 Posted : Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:34:44 PM(UTC)
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Another fatal hiking incident... Sad
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#40 Posted : Thursday, June 05, 2014 11:11:20 AM(UTC)
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If you're looking for trouble, Huffington Post has published a list of insanely dangerous hiking trails.
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