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Post by gHost Spartan on 2017-08-05, 10:41

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with people? My friend actually did Rim2Rim last weekend (very stupid) and one of my buddies had some heat-related issues.

This woman, a "experienced" hiker and a doctor, took TWO CHILDREN with her down South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon. The news stories I've read didn't mention whether she was going to Phantom Ranch or not (Phantom Ranch is a camping/cabin area at the bottom of the Grand Canyon on the north side of the Colorado River, there are a couple of foot bridges that cross the river). IF she was going to Phantom Ranch then why the fuck would she take South Kaibab Trail? Although about 2 miles shorter than Bright Angel Trail, South Kaibab Trail does NOT have water, whereas Bright Angel Trail has water at three separate locations along the trail and access to the Colorado River in case of an emergency. So fucking stupid. This woman could have killed those two children.

Just unbelievable shit. I have hiked these trails many times and they are NOT for people who are unaccustomed to extreme heat. Bringing children on this trail is beyond stupid.

http://people.com/human-interest/texas-er-doctor-and-mom-found-dead-in-grand-canyon-after-searching-for-water-for-children/
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Post by Turtleneck on 2017-08-05, 10:59

If there is a silver lining, it is that the story of this women's death allowed you to demonstrate to everybody on an Internet message board your superior knowledge of Grand Canyon geography.
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Post by gHost Spartan on 2017-08-05, 11:05

Turtleneck wrote:If there is a silver lining, it is that the story of this women's death allowed you to demonstrate to everybody on an Internet message board your superior knowledge of Grand Canyon geography.
But I didn't even get into my hypotheses about which trails she could have gotten lost on

In all seriousness South Kaibab is a trail for much more experienced hikers who want to cut off miles down to Phantom. You see all the tourists in flip-flops hiking down Bright Angel Trail which has Park Rangers and water sources in various areas. The Rangers will recommend certain people turn back. Not on South Kaibab.

We did North to South Rim in 113 degrees last year and it was fucking brutal. I couldn't imagine bringing a child on that trail. Just stupid.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-08-05, 11:19

What really happened: gHost killed her and is attempting to use his Phish fantasy as an alibi.

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Post by kingstonlake on 2017-08-05, 12:15

Maybe she thought hiking a trail with water was for pussies.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-08-05, 12:33

kingstonlake wrote:Maybe she thought hiking a trail with water was for pussies.

Or stinky hippies.


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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2017-08-05, 13:22

Did you guys know that ghost goes on hikes ?
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Post by Turtleneck on 2017-08-05, 13:36

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Did you guys know that ghost goes on hikes ?

Without this woman's tragic death, would we have have known this?
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Post by kingstonlake on 2017-08-05, 17:46

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Did you guys know that ghost goes on hikes ?

No way!
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Post by tGreenWay on 2017-08-05, 18:41

I don't think gHost has the calves to climb and hike.

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