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    Lost Hiker in WMNF Found Dead

    Not a good time to be stuck on the side of the Northern Presidentials....

    http://www.wcax.com/story/28118133/r...hite-mountains

    http://www.wmur.com/news/rescuers-se...adams/31294362



    Sorry for the family.
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    My sympathies to the family. Sometimes the risk you take is not just you, but it's the loved ones you leave behind.
    I have to agree with F&G, this was crazy weather to go above the treeline, with or without companions.
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    I don't understand why someone would hike that alone especially with the winds we were having. And.... her husband dropped her off. I would have said hell no! I feel bad for her family and the discussions they may be having with the husband.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    I don't understand why someone would hike that alone especially with the winds we were having. And.... her husband dropped her off. I would have said hell no! I feel bad for her family and the discussions they may be having with the husband.
    With all due respect to the family and the deceased, I think that this just shows that she did not appreciate the risk she was taking or the real dangers. So many folks think that if they wear an expensive jacket and carry a safety beacon (like she did) they are all set. I'm not in NNE anymore, but based on my discussion this weekend with family members and what I am seeing and hearing on here and online about the weather, this was NOT a good day to be outside, let alone in the Northern Presidentials alone and above treeline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    this was NOT a good day to be outside, let alone in the Northern Presidentials alone and above treeline.
    or in a sail boat in the Atlantic........

    https://www.dvidshub.net/video/39135...m#.VOKjN_nF-VM


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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    or in a sail boat in the Atlantic........

    https://www.dvidshub.net/video/39135...m#.VOKjN_nF-VM


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    WTF? It reminds me of the sailboat in the "Perfect Storm."
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    Wow, I can only imagine what it must have been like for the rescue teams:

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    Quote Originally Posted by thetrailboss View Post
    Wow, I can only imagine what it must have been like for the rescue teams:

    And the windchill chart stops at 60MPH. The winds were sustained over 100mph and gusting over 140! Just trying to stand upright in that wind is nearly impossible.

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    I would like to know what the reason for going for a hike alone was in those conditions. And the husband must be a no idiot too.
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    Just not a good weekend to be outside? http://www.wmtw.com/news/wardens-sea...iling/31310566
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