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  1. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Sadly, A 23 year old woman who decided to hike the cliffs at Kaaterskill Falls near Hunter in flip flops fell 180 feet to her death after slipping on loose rocks and dirt. Not to be disrespectful of the dead, but I've hiked those cliffs and you have to be nuts to try to hike them in flip flops.
    Horrible of any one to try this. I went close to their last week in the Cats and decided not to hike because i had hiking shoes but not hiking boots or proper hiking pole which i learned is very much needed for this great spot and sport.

    I dont think it helping when i go into local sports store and see hiking sandals in the hiking shoe section for sale.



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  2. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Sadly, A 23 year old woman who decided to hike the cliffs at Kaaterskill Falls near Hunter in flip flops fell 180 feet to her death after slipping on loose rocks and dirt. Not to be disrespectful of the dead, but I've hiked those cliffs and you have to be nuts to try to hike them in flip flops.
    Second death this year! They claim this are is often visited by people wearing the wrong footwear due to the swimming holes. There are annual fatalities here! Sounds like a fun place to visit!
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  3. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    Second death this year! They claim this are is often visited by people wearing the wrong footwear due to the swimming holes. There are annual fatalities here! Sounds like a fun place to visit!
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    It is awesome place just need to wear proper boots and hiking gear.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dlague View Post
    Second death this year! They claim this are is often visited by people wearing the wrong footwear due to the swimming holes. There are annual fatalities here! Sounds like a fun place to visit!
    Yes, there are swimming holes, but you don't have to hike the cliffs to access them. There are easier trails to those places.

    I guess we will soon see signs or forest rangers in these places or they will be off limits entirely to prevent these unnecessary fatalities. You would think the presence of climbers rappelling down those cliffs would be warning enough to have proper footwear.

    Really sad, this girl lived in Wappingers Falls which is 5 miles from my house.

  5. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    Yes, there are swimming holes, but you don't have to hike the cliffs to access them. There are easier trails to those places.

    I guess we will soon see signs or forest rangers in these places or they will be off limits entirely to prevent these unnecessary fatalities. You would think the presence of climbers rappelling down those cliffs would be warning enough to have proper footwear.

    Really sad, this girl lived in Wappingers Falls which is 5 miles from my house.
    I really sorry about her passing she not I probably only 15 miles from her negihborhood the way the crow flies. Heard someone talking about it in my local deli they knew her family sad just sad.

  6. #76
    My boy friend and I hiked in flip flops in the snow because we forgot are boots :/ and was not going to turn back around!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lewiskk View Post
    My boy friend and I hiked in flip flops in the snow because we forgot are boots :/ and was not going to turn back around!!!
    Just curious ... how far did you get before you realized you forgot your boots?
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  8. #78
    It takes us over a hour to get where we were hiking! He just got a brand new off roading vehicle and just totally forgot we have never done it before! We realized when we got their and their was no shoes in the trunk LOL


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  9. #79
    I volunteer with the National Forest service to intercept hikers unprepared, inexperienced or otherwise lacking in judgement. About 10% were bona fide unprepared this year. We can't stop them but we do make them think twice.
    NHF&G told us that SAR missions were down significantly. contact me if you have good people skills and Want to help.


    Had a group of abot eight all in cheap flip flops. Tried to instill the fear of God in them,but they went anyways.
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  10. #80
    Quote Originally Posted by lewiskk View Post
    My boy friend and I hiked in flip flops in the snow because we forgot are boots :/ and was not going to turn back around!!!


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    Lucky still have your toes. Why due that .

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