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David R

Eaton Canyon Rescue, it never grows old

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news...ikers-Go-Missing---282119881.html
sesshin

smh
missy

"and they also had plenty of experience" SMH!!!!!
Uncle Rico

"The group decided not to move after night fell, builing a fire to keep warm."  Shocked

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/angeles/home/?cid=fsbdev3_027721
HikeUp

Poor planning AND building a fire. Two mistakes that can lead to huge consequences.

"God was always with us, so we're good."

That's one explanation. Maybe I can use it to explain why I didn't die a couple hundred times when I was a teenager/young adult.
Taco

I will have a bootcamp for all people someday so this kinda jive doesn't flow.
Hikin_Jim

sesshin wrote:
smh
Eh?

HJ

Means Shakes my Head. Cool
outwhere

Taco wrote:
I will have a bootcamp for all people someday so this kinda jive doesn't flow.


Taco, 

How are you going address the issue of building a camp fire ?? 

May I suggest the title of the lesson:  "How to build a camp fire and only burn down a 1/4 of the forest when the over night temperatures reach a bone chilling 51 degrees"

It's a pretty long title so make sure all cell phones are turned off and they're paying full attention when you school them...

Or skip the lecture and doctor up some photos that show Bambi on fire or Thumper with 3rd degree burns and a smoldering scut.
Teejate

I saw this group staging on my way down from an overnight.

It was clear that the experience level wasn't there but I didn't give it a second thought.

I guess I started thinking about it when I saw all the money in the sky picking them up.

Also had another interesting sighting that trip. And that would be a group of six or seven guys walking past my tent at 1:00 in the morning in the Mt. Williamson area, with no headlamps, on a use path, coming from a direction that only provided off trail access to the forest. First guy said "Hello" as I stuck my head out of my tent and then they kept walking. Single file, eyes straight ahead. They weren't hikers and they weren't hunters.

Took me until I heard some Spanish being spoken down the trail until I figured out what they must have been doing up there.

At least now I know where I can get free weed.
shreddy

Teejate wrote:


Also had another interesting sighting that trip. And that would be a group of six or seven guys walking past my tent at 1:00 in the morning in the Mt. Williamson area, with no headlamps, on a use path, coming from a direction that only provided off trail access to the forest. First guy said "Hello" as I stuck my head out of my tent and then they kept walking. Single file, eyes straight ahead. They weren't hikers and they weren't hunters.

Took me until I heard some Spanish being spoken down the trail until I figured out what they must have been doing up there.

At least now I know where I can get free weed.


I don't know a lot about the ganja but wouldn't the Williamson area be a bit cold for growing the weed? Maybe not in summer though.

Interesting.
AW

Finally got anything on this....talk about very little info thus far.

http://www.adventistreview.org/ch...tist-hikers-rescued-in-california

Now there was also a SDA website that claimed this was "Pathfinder-sponsored"....here is a link to a "master guide" Pathfinder, which appears to be the highest level of certification.
http://www.pathfindersonline.org/pdf/classwork/master_guide_req.pdf

Anyways, starting off the article with this picture of Eaton Canyon...not so good
...OK at least the rest of the article was on topic.

"...The hikers, aged 14 to 36 and members of the Seventh-day Adventist Spanish Church of Huntington Park, emerged relatively unscathed, with two being treated for hypothermia after spending the night in wet clothes and a young woman suffering a minor foot injury when wind from helicopter blades flung a rock at her. The church group traveled to Eaton Canyon, located in the San Gabriel Mountains about 15 miles (25 kilometers) from Los Angeles, on Sunday for a day of hiking and rappelling waterfalls. But they grew tired and disoriented by evening....

The rescued hikers are already thinking about how else they can share God through the experience. One of them is planning an Adventist Youth meeting that may include a presentation and a skit about the experience, said Betty Cooney, communication director for the Adventist Church’s Southern California Conference.“They had amazing resilience and faith in God, singing, praying and sharing Bible promises throughout their chilly sleepless night on the rocks,” Cooney said...."
Teejate

[quote="shreddy:50376"]
Teejate wrote:


I don't know a lot about the ganja but wouldn't the Williamson area be a bit cold for growing the weed? Maybe not in summer though.

Interesting.


I was thinking that too. But there was no way of knowing how far the grow was from where I was. Maybe an end of the year clean up? Super late harvest? All I know is they weren't hunters or hikers.

Other than zombies it doesn't leave a lot of options. Smile
Teejate

[quote="AW:50377"]Finally got anything on this....talk about very little info thus far.

http://www.adventistreview.org/ch...tist-hikers-rescued-in-california

Now there was also a SDA website that claimed this was "Pathfinder-sponsored"....here is a link to a "master guide" Pathfinder, which appears to be the highest level of certification.
http://www.pathfindersonline.org/pdf/classwork/master_guide_req.pdf

A big thanks for sharing that. I'd done some searching and came up with nothing. This explains a lot.
Taco

Eaton Canyon looks pretty rad now.

Nobody sings bible songs when we go out. Cool
dima

That is really funny. It IS "Eaton Canyon", just not the right one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caniapiscau_River

And this is the fabled second waterfall: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File..._Eaton_Canyon_-_second_waterfall_(pano).jpg

Looks nice. Smile
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