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cdestroyer
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PostTue Aug 06, 2019 6:56 pm 
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in ref to coldrain108 photo post.. that is not grizzly bear scat....it doesnt have any little bells in it......hahahaha
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PostTue Aug 06, 2019 9:06 pm 
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That I won't see wildlife

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PostTue Aug 06, 2019 9:42 pm 
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Being treed by a grizzly and thinking I was safe, seeing the grizzly return holding a beaver.

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PostWed Aug 07, 2019 8:37 am 
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Well, if a cougar worries you, try blasting it with some Metallica...but, what if he likes it?  rocker.gif   Try Abba?  confused.gif https://weather.com/news/trending/video/canadian-hiker-stalked-by-cougar-blasts-metallica-to-scare-it-away

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PostThu Aug 08, 2019 7:18 am 
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I always blast “Enter Sandman” puts them to sleep. hockeygrin.gif

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PostThu Aug 08, 2019 1:52 pm 
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What I'll read in the news when I reconnect
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PostFri Aug 09, 2019 8:07 am 
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Sitting by my home fireplace, reading a good book on rainy night gives the illusion of security.  One of the best aspects of hiking solo is the blurry backdrop of insecurity it produces.  Yeah, we take prudent precautions for the big stuff.  But if all the "what ifs" could be masked, and all the comforts of home could be incorporated, why venture out at all? It would be cheaper to just fire up a barbeque in a fenced backyard.

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PostFri Aug 09, 2019 9:23 am 
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Nothing. Im armed.  LOL hockeygrin.gif

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PostFri Aug 09, 2019 9:33 am 
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I'm legged. Which works out pretty well.

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PostFri Aug 09, 2019 9:40 am 
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Backpacker Joe wrote:
Nothing. Im armed.  LOL hockeygrin.gif

Falling off a cliff? Lightning strike? Tsunami? Anvil dropping onto your head? Coming across a hiker with a broken femur?

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PostFri Aug 09, 2019 10:15 am 
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Kim, I just had an image of a crazed hunched over unshaven thru-hiker waving a broken shard of femur like a machete in my face.

But yeah, running across someone desperately in need of first aid and not knowing how to administer it would be a bummer.

I'm pretty well legged too, but not so much armed; need to do more pushups and such.
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PostFri Aug 09, 2019 11:00 am 
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Kim Brown wrote:
Backpacker Joe wrote:
Nothing. Im armed.  LOL hockeygrin.gif

Falling off a cliff? Lightning strike? Tsunami? Anvil dropping onto your head? Coming across a hiker with a broken femur?

In Florida, they just shoot their guns at bad weather to ward it off:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/08/florida-gun-owners-encouraged-shoot-storm-fire-guns-hurricane/

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PostFri Aug 09, 2019 11:13 am 
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BigBrunyon wrote:
In Florida, they just shoot their guns at bad weather to ward it off:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/08/florida-gun-owners-encouraged-shoot-storm-fire-guns-hurricane/

Oh, Florida.....! embarassedlaugh.gif

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PostFri Aug 09, 2019 1:57 pm 
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Kim Brown wrote:
I used to worry about what kind of weirdness or meltdown a hiking partner might have that will ruin a trip.


My climbing pal bought his first gear rack from a fellow whose partner went berserk on a climb, chasing people around with his ice ax.  They had to subdue the crazed fellow and evacuate him with his hands tied.  It was so traumatic, he quit climbing.

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Nothing. Im armed.

I'm corgied.  Every bear I see runs away as soon as it sees Al.  Happened several times, including last trip.
Give him your food, and nobody gets hurt...
Give him your food, and nobody gets hurt...

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Mount Saint Helen's erupting while climbing.

Beentheredonethat, but we were two weeks early, just NNE of Spirit Lake:
Mt. St. Helens May 3?, 1980
Mt. St. Helens May 3?, 1980
Mt. St. Helens May 3?, 1980
Mt. St. Helens May 3?, 1980
Mt. St. Helens May 3?, 1980
Mt. St. Helens May 3?, 1980
Mt. St. Helens May 3?, 1980
Mt. St. Helens May 3?, 1980
Mt. St. Helens May 3?, 1980
Mt. St. Helens May 3?, 1980
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PostFri Aug 09, 2019 2:17 pm 
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Ha!  AI can't help, except to provide comfort, when a volcano blows!

Some many good thing to worry about on this thread.
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