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    Brad,

    I thought you carried a margarita mixer with you when you hiked?

    Kirk

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    But due the article I know I will be better prepared next time. I am bringing my toaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    But due the article I know I will be better prepared next time. I am bringing my toaster.
    At least now you know that you also have to pack a generator. And since you have that, why not bring the TV as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O View Post
    True that most of those visitors are from the Cog and Auto Road, but check out the stats included in the magical 140. Most of the early years were Cog and Auto Road related deaths. A full 5% of them died in just one Cog accident.

    If I was writing the history books I wouldn't include those who died riding slide boards down the Cog. Nor would I include Auto Road accidents or summit visitors who had a heart attack just because it was their time. It skews the data.

    There are some air crashes in there as well. Those probably shouldn't be worked into statistics meant to teach hikers.
    I agree, just the hiker stats would be more appropriate - but instead of just publicizing the deaths, they should also publicize all the accidents and subsequent disabilities/trauma. On all the Whites, not just MW, as previously suggested.

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    Pretty much anytime there is a rescue there is an incident report. You will have to sift through the reports to find hiking related rescues and recoveries, but they are there.

    http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Newsroom/newsroom.htm

    KDT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrad Fischroy View Post
    At least now you know that you also have to pack a generator. And since you have that, why not bring the TV as well?
    When we were hiking up yesterday we talked about the article. No one could imagine someone bringing up a toaster. Even if there were power at the hut, why would someone bring a toaster? But, we talked about the article and how we could be more safe as we enjoy the trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KD Talbot View Post
    Pretty much anytime there is a rescue there is an incident report. You will have to sift through the reports to find hiking related rescues and recoveries, but they are there.

    http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Newsroom/newsroom.htm

    KDT
    Thanks for the link.

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    Default Boston Globe Article

    Three things come to mind after reading the article. We need to always -- be prepared, know our limitations and respect the mountain. That's it.
    little d

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