Fatality for Arizona Hiker on Mt. Hood

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Fatality for Arizona Hiker on Mt. Hood

Post by outdoor_lover » Oct 12 2018 2:55 pm

Arizona Hiker Found.... Such a Shame.... I can relate to this. Although it wasn't Weather Related, we had a bit of an Adventure last Month. And no one died fortunately, but it was a long, long Day/Night, with several Lessons learned....

https://www.kgw.com/article/news/local/ ... -602548785
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Re: Fatality for Arizona Hiker on Mt. Hood

Post by MtnBart01 » Oct 12 2018 4:00 pm

Sorry to hear unfortunately people get lost frequently on Hood. The slopes and trails are not on the fall line to Timberline Lodge. When I patrolled there we used to have to put up fog markers to mark the fall line in case of snow or reduced visibility otherwise people routinely end up in the adjacent canyon.
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Re: Fatality for Arizona Hiker on Mt. Hood

Post by Konrad » Oct 12 2018 7:12 pm

So sad

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Re: Fatality for Arizona Hiker on Mt. Hood

Post by RowdyandMe » Oct 12 2018 8:45 pm

I just don’t understand leaving a injured person behind!
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Re: Fatality for Arizona Hiker on Mt. Hood

Post by JoelHazelton » Oct 17 2018 12:51 pm

Very sad.
RowdyandMe wrote:
Oct 12 2018 8:45 pm
I just don’t understand leaving a injured person behind!
I don't think anyone left an injured person behind. Sounds like he was tired and they decided to complete the last ~1 mile at different paces. I've done it several times when hiking with another person, sometimes while leading and sometimes while trailing. Probably not the 100% safest decision, but also not that bad. I'm not going to cast any judgment on his hiking buddy or their mutual decision in this tragic incident.
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