Accident on Piestewa Peak

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Accident on Piestewa Peak

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Helicopter to the rescue once again...
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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They were out of frame lower left.
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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Is it just me, or does the Child look a bit big to be a toddler??? Must have been a good size Backpack!
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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Well, I for one am glad the child wasn't injured worse. Frankly, I think those baby carrier backpacks should be banned and using them is asking for heartbreak. That's something I would never carry a child in.
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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@rcorfman I see where you are coming from but from a parents perspective they are life savers. Having a harness gives my wife and I the ability to still hike with our 3 month old and even our 2 year old. We know our limits and maybe in this incident they didn’t know theirs..

Between my wife and I we’ve probably put over 1,000 miles of hiking with a baby in the harness and never had an incident. Just cause you have a baby shouldnt mean you can’t hike!
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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They just need to ban kids from that mountain :?
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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Blanco wrote:They just need to ban kids
There. Fixed it for ya. :o
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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Best wishes to that mom and her little one for a speedy recovery so they can get back out on the trails soon. And kudos to mom for putting in the effort to get outdoors with her child. It’s not always easy to get the kiddos outside at those young ages. Those backpack carriers are actually awesome for getting outdoors with kids.

I had a great Kelty carrier when my kids were small, and even though we didn’t do a ton of hiking in those years, I think I put about 1000 miles on that carrier over the 4 years I used it. Luckily no accidents or incidents in that time, but there were more than a few occasions of diaper blowouts and spit-up in my hair and down my back.
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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Society: "When you're not willing to risk the unusual, then you have to settle for the ordinary. "

Also Society: "Why did you do that? You need to be more careful. That was stupid...."

I would rather see people hike with the toddlers/children then to have them indoors staring at a screen in a "safe" and boring environment. Kids that don't get out of the house and don't get hurt turn into wimpy adults who become anxious, depressed, and struggle with their weight. You know it's true.
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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Filed under the heading of "falling is bad". I hope they both recover with no lasting ill effects.
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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I heard she was testing Flextrek's new child carrier...

[ youtube video ]
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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@Tough_Boots
HMMM, seems like you might be able to rig up a hammock to that deal.
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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@LindaAnn
I'm really shocked at the tone of ban the child carriers in this topic.

Your expression, diaper blowouts, made me smile.
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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AZClaimjumper wrote: Dec 06 2019 12:17 pmdiaper blowouts
The real accident on Piestewa peak?
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Re: Accident on Piestewa Peak

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@Jim_H
Yep, the last place i would hike lol
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