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in: jennycas; jennycas > 2016-07-22

Jul 25, 2016 10:24 PM # 
I didn't know about that! so awaiting more reporting and I interpret that a much happier ending is in store. At least you didn't end up in hospital as Greg Barbour did.
Jul 25, 2016 11:15 PM # 
Indeed. We managed to avoid pulling any rocks down on ourselves but it could have been so easily done. 5 broken ribs and 2 broken vertebrae is what I heard - at least it happened mid-afternoon and at a control near to the water drop at the soup kitchen. Now I know why the water drops were manned by people with 2-way radios for the entire 24 hours!
Jul 26, 2016 12:54 AM # 
that is good planning!
Jul 26, 2016 1:56 AM # 
I guess everyone remembers about Nigel Aylott; we were told not to climb above/below each other where possible. They also told us: if we spotted any fires, to get the hell off the course and report it to the nearest water drop.
Jul 26, 2016 9:32 AM # 
Read and reread your report and will do so again with map at hand. Very enjoyable (for me) and also catching the comments of a few others , though less comprehensive.
Wondered about 'fires' - not in anticipation but just the amount of low growth that would not be easy to stop if it were on fire.
Jul 26, 2016 10:45 AM # 
They apparently had a fire go through the campground itself in Jan 2013 but the wider area seemed to have been burnt, maybe a couple of years before that?

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