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    Default S&R Ongoing for Lost Hiker on Lafayette...

    A hiker apparantly spent the last two nights out, including Saturday's brutal weather. It's good to stay on the F&G's email service for updates!

    Anyone know any more about this?

    http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/News...ker_012107.htm

    I hope he's alright and this story ends well...

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    Here is the link to WMUR in Manchester, not much about the story though.
    Like Afrmintern said,
    Lets hope this story turns out positive
    http://www.wmur.com/news/10812993/detail.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpineHikerFan71
    Here is the link to WMUR in Manchester, not much about the story though.
    Like Afrmintern said,
    Lets hope this story turns out positive
    http://www.wmur.com/news/10812993/detail.html

    The story now reports that he was found alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlpineHikerFan71
    Interesting quote from the article - "Gagnon was trained in cold-weather campaign and officials remained optimistic during their search."

    I assume they meant "camping" instead of "campaign".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad
    Interesting quote from the article - "Gagnon was trained in cold-weather campaign and officials remained optimistic during their search."

    I assume they meant "camping" instead of "campaign".
    Nice pick up Brad. I just overlooked that , and am happy that he is alive and resecued. I would agree with you that they meant camping as well
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    I don't know, it is NH afterall, and there is only one year until the primary. Maybe he was out doing some recon for a rally or something...

    Again, most importantly, he was found alive.

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    I am also glad he is found alive, the thought of a young man freezing to death alone gives me the creeps. Without trying to sound harsh I would like to point out that parties, intentionally or not, breaking up is a far too common occurence in the Whites and has led to many unnecessary deaths. Staying together and "pacing your hike to the slowest person" is one of the most important things to consider on any hike in the mountains. Joe Dodge would have some choice words for this "Goofer". I'm sure the modern day "Joe Dodge" Mike Pelchat would have a thing or two to say, also. No one should have to go out and risk their lives in sub-zero temps and hurricane force winds because someone couldn't follow simple rules of conduct for winter hiking. Anyway, I hope others will learn from this and take the time to learn some common sense rules. As refered to in the news articles, here's a good place to start-

    http://www.hikesafe.com/welcome.html

    It kind of makes it sound like he did everything right to stay alive, which I guess he did, but he never should have been in that situation to begin with.

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    It's kind of a strange situation. They split up, but it was the faster hiker who went ahead and got lost. Usually its the slower one. Presumably this guy was in charge so its likely all three of them would have been lost if they followed him.

    As in all cases its easy to say they did something stupid...they always do. But I guarantee that when they were making the decisions nobody thought it was stupid, it never appears to be at the time.

    Rescuers risking their lives? They might be, but they love it. That's why they signed on to mountain rescue. Its a common misconception in the media. People like Oprah and Rosie just don't get it.
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    Yes, this was one of the common comments about the Mt Hood situation. "The rescuers were risking their lives ..." But, in a couple of interviews you heard the rescuers wanting to get up on the mountain because they love to be out there.
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