Injured hiker spends night on Pass Mountain

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Injured hiker spends night on Pass Mountain

Post by BEEBEE » Feb 13 2012 11:07 am

PHOENIX (CBS5) - A man spent a chilly evening on Usery Mountain after injuring his leg during a hike on Sunday.

Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies said the man started his hike around 6:45 p.m...
http://www.kpho.com/story/16920550/inju ... y-mountain
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Re: Injured hiker spends night on Usery Mountain

Post by BEEBEE » Feb 13 2012 11:13 am

It is actually on the Windcave trail on Pass Mountain not Usery Mountian
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Post by azbackpackr » Feb 13 2012 11:22 am

Sigh. Hairdos. They never do get it right. Glad the guy got some help pretty quick.
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Re: Injured hiker spends night on Pass Mountain

Post by WilliamnWendi » Feb 13 2012 11:57 am

I will never second guess the rescue teams, but I might second guess the reporting. Seems like there should be more than a leg injury involved to stay overnight, or perhaps he tried to get up on the ridge-line. I haven't yet hiked the Wind Cave trail but I know it isn't that long.
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Post by kevinweitzel75 » Feb 13 2012 6:35 pm

Went on Sat. to hike that trail with my son. Bought a Tonto pass in town( opps) ended up hiking by Lonely Mountain instead.
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Post by outdoor_lover » Feb 13 2012 8:16 pm

azbackpackr wrote:Glad the guy got some help pretty quick.
Sounds like it was a good thing his cell phone worked, and according to this article, he didn't call Rescue. His friends did...
http://www.azcentral.com/community/mesa ... escue.html
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Re: Injured hiker spends night on Pass Mountain

Post by big_load » Feb 13 2012 8:55 pm

If I ever get hurt, I sure hope I don't have to depend on the goodwill of those who commented on those articles. :oplz:

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Post by Al_HikesAZ » Feb 13 2012 9:21 pm

big_load wrote:If I ever get hurt, I sure hope I don't have to depend on the goodwill of those who commented on those articles. :oplz:
We're your friends. We would each grab you under an arm and drag you down hill on your butt. You are out of luck if we have to drag you uphill. We would help you write a new will.
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Post by chumley » Feb 13 2012 9:23 pm

big_load wrote:If I ever get hurt, I sure hope I don't have to depend on the goodwill of those who commented on those articles. :oplz:
Hey now!.. I only commented on the quality of reporting/writing/editing! :wrt:
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Re: Injured hiker spends night on Pass Mountain

Post by big_load » Feb 13 2012 9:28 pm

Al_HikesAZ wrote:We would each grab you under an arm and drag you down hill on your butt.
Ouch! I still have spine in my butt from taking closeups of Christmas Cholla in the Superstitions in November.

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Re: Injured hiker spends night on Pass Mountain

Post by chumley » Feb 13 2012 10:07 pm

You were taking cholla closeups with your butt? :lol:
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Re: Injured hiker spends night on Pass Mountain

Post by big_load » Feb 13 2012 10:28 pm

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chumley wrote:You were taking cholla closeups with your butt? :lol:
The natural counterweight is an easy target when trying to isolate a branch. Unfortunately, the best place for all the other branches was behind me. :(

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