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  1. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    The high winds and blowing snow, and even the cold temps, shouldn't have been issues if they had built a good snow cave. I don't know why the snow cave wasn't enough to keep Kelly from hypothermia. Experienced people have stated that a properly dug out cave can keep you safe in temps well below freezing. And the wind shouldn't have been the problem since you are out of the wind once inside.
  2. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Continue backwards? o..............k
  3. Mt. Hood Epic...

    My note to Katie Couric and CBS NEWS. "How dare you ask a grieving widow on the brink of tears about such issues as $5 beacons and adequate climbing equipment. Your network and Katie have no shame, but it doesn't surprise me. I didn't like you before, and don't like you now. I regret that Karen even gave you the interview you don't deserve."
  4. Mt. Hood Epic...

    The cost for local rescue operations should come from the governmental agencies that have already bilked the Oregon public. It's called thievery, and it's especially rampant in the N.E. United States, left coast, and Pacific Northwest where liberals abound. The first place politicians will look when they conspire to raise your taxes after already raising your sales tax, income tax, and property taxes again this year, is to then gauge the tourist, visitor, businessperson. That means exhorbitant taxes on hotels and rent cars, plus the additional sales taxes the state receives on recreational equipment that wouldn't be sold there if you didn't have mountains and scenery - snowmobiles, ski equipment, etc. One store owner said if you don't rent and want climbing gear, $2,000 easy. Plus all the tax on rentals. It's everywhere. Tax, tax, tax. If you add up the taxes from all the many thousands of tourists who visit Hood and the rest of Oregon, it should be far more than the $15,000 that was reported as the sheriff's budget for SAR. Get a grip Oregon. Where's all that tax money going? If the policitians say there's not enough money in the coffer for SAR, you should vote them out of office cause they sure can dole it out to people (via social programs) who sit on their butts all day and don't have their lives in immediate danger. As for the miltiary, they write it off to training, and the best training is real life, not some soldier laying in a known field somewhere pretending to be down. They'd rather have it that way and aren't complaining. It's all about money and competition with other states for tourist dollars. Start charging climbers for insurance, and viola, fewer climbers. Hood ain't the only mountain in the world.
  5. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    8D Mt.Muffin is a good climb. I solo that all the time pics?
  6. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Well I'm just not buying this whole 'build a snow cave in the middle of the NF left gully in the middle of a blizzard during avalanche season' routine. Nope, never.
  7. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Harry's kid brother?
  8. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Amen, and amen. But they 'just don't get it.' Careful Molly, that's going a little too far. And if your taxes are only two cents, I'd like the number for your tax preparer.
  9. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Because the essence of climbing is conquering nature and the mountain. Also, they were suicidal and they were hoping to die. The mountain wins. I think we should all just conquer things we can handle. Walk up to tie-in-rock wearing a t-shirt and shorts in June, take some nice pictures for grandma and come back down. All in a day. Simple solution. Nice, neat, safe.
  10. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Hmm. kevboner would like that, especially if you tie him up first. While you're at it, put duct tape over that shithole right below his big ass nose.
  11. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    You have failed. Again. Now go get a job and keep it.
  12. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    Hey I'm not a ghoul. How rude. 1 : a legendary evil being that robs graves and feeds on corpses 2 : one suggestive of a ghoul; especially : one who shows morbid interest in things considered shocking or repulsive
  13. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    i like to have my muff eaten... does that count??? its not blueberry though Flexibility is the key to all of life's endeavors. A pinch of seasoning and it'll be fine.
  14. best of cc.com Mt. Hood events speculation

    I'm over 100! Yeah! 200 or bust! Knowledge of all and complete credibility is near!