Hiker rescued off Gorton Creek trail

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Chip Down
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Re: Hiker rescued off Gorton Creek trail

Post by Chip Down » April 24th, 2021, 2:21 pm

I'm half tempted to recreate the photo with a Happy Birthday balloon hanging from one of the branches.
The route doesn't interest me enough to make it worth the effort.

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Don Nelsen
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Re: Hiker rescued off Gorton Creek trail

Post by Don Nelsen » April 24th, 2021, 6:02 pm

Chip Down wrote:
April 24th, 2021, 2:21 pm
I'm half tempted to recreate the photo with a Happy Birthday balloon hanging from one of the branches.
The route doesn't interest me enough to make it worth the effort.
Chip, you don't know what you're missing. The bushwhack out to the north end of the ridge is entertaining enough itself and the rest of the trail past the ridge is great fun. Of course, coming back, you might head straight down towards the 400 trail like the wayward hiker seemed to do, just to show us how it's done.
"Everything works in the planning stage".

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Re: Hiker rescued off Gorton Creek trail

Post by Webfoot » April 24th, 2021, 6:51 pm

Hear ye, hear ye, a challenge has been issued! 8-)

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Re: Hiker rescued off Gorton Creek trail

Post by mjirving » April 25th, 2021, 5:56 am

Chip! Chip! Chip! :lol:

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Re: Hiker rescued off Gorton Creek trail

Post by Chip Down » April 25th, 2021, 3:53 pm

Imagine how guilty you guys will feel when I meet my demise attempting Don's challenge.

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Re: Hiker rescued off Gorton Creek trail

Post by Don Nelsen » April 25th, 2021, 4:03 pm

Chip Down wrote:
April 25th, 2021, 3:53 pm
Imagine how guilty you guys will feel when I meet my demise attempting Don's challenge.
No worries - I'll do it with you.

Edit: There would have to be some serious negotiation on start time! :) Then again, since you have shown an ability to get up in the middle of the night, hike for 12 hours and more, have a couple of beers and find your way back, in the dark, often off-trail, I can't imagine how anything bad could happen to you on a hike like this.
"Everything works in the planning stage".

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