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Maybe I should have been wearing gloves...
One slip on the rocks as we descended the NW Pinnacle Butte in Wyoming...

Instinct made me put out my hand, preventing what might have been a bad injury, but did that little gash ever bleed...

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musicman82I wish...

musicman82

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...that I had taken some pictures of all of the places in the snow where you stuck your hand and filled them with blood! :)
Posted Jul 9, 2009 1:42 am

Bob SihlerRe: I wish...

Bob Sihler

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You'd probably have filled up your memory card. It's a good thing we were going fast; the scent of all that blood might have drawn a griz!
Posted Jul 9, 2009 10:27 am

OlympicMtnBoyRe: I wish...

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Wow, that looks nasty! Did you cut yourself on the axe?
Posted Jul 9, 2009 10:40 am

Bob SihlerRe: I wish...

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I guess it looks that way, but it actually happened when I fell on some rocks and braced myself with my hand. We had just descended a long snow slope, and I guess my boots were a little slick and I wasn't being careful enough. My camera also took a good whacking (it was in the pocket on the side against which I fell), but it survived despite the bangs and dents. Tough camera!
Posted Jul 9, 2009 7:08 pm

BigRobGnarly

BigRob

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Hands and Head both bleed heartily when gashed. Make for great stories as long as no serious damage is done.
Posted Jul 9, 2009 11:15 am

Bob SihlerRe: Gnarly

Bob Sihler

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That's pretty much exactly the way I feel!
Posted Jul 9, 2009 7:08 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Smoove

Bob Sihler

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If I were being careful, I wouldn't be having much fun!
Posted Jul 9, 2009 7:09 pm

brendonOuch

brendon

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But hey, at least it happened in Wyoming!
Posted Jul 9, 2009 5:14 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Ouch

Bob Sihler

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An excellent point!
Posted Jul 9, 2009 7:09 pm

vancouver islanderNice ice axe strap Bob

vancouver islander

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What's with all that red paint? :-)
Posted Jul 9, 2009 6:55 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Nice ice axe strap Bob

Bob Sihler

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I never liked the original color. But I'm a bit sloppy with the brush, huh?
Posted Jul 9, 2009 7:09 pm

JasonHBloody Hell!

JasonH

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You ought to be more careful. Congrats on surviving.
Posted Jul 9, 2009 10:52 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Bloody Hell!

Bob Sihler

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Not really a bad fall, just an ugly outcome. The frame in my pack probably saved me from a hell of a back injury, though.
Posted Jul 10, 2009 8:05 am

JasonHRe: Bloody Hell!

JasonH

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I know your pain. I did the same thing while hiking down Pyramid Peak a couple of weeks ago. But with less blood.
Posted Jul 10, 2009 7:16 pm

ChristianRodriguezBloody gore

ChristianRodriguez

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Great image!!... do you know some mountainners horror movie?
Posted Jul 10, 2009 1:43 pm

Bob SihlerRe: Bloody gore

Bob Sihler

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No, but that little fall could have turned the day into one if I'd been a little less lucky!
Posted Jul 10, 2009 4:06 pm

Bob SihlerRe: That proves it!

Bob Sihler

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Well, I got a bit of a sunburn, too, but not that bad. It probably wouldn't pass muster with certain people...
Posted Jul 12, 2009 9:56 am

Snidely WhiplashMountaineering at its finest!

Snidely Whiplash

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Another great war story. Don't wash off your ice ax. Keep it as a sign of "manliness" for years to come. Great photo.
Posted Jul 12, 2009 10:15 am

Bob SihlerRe: Mountaineering at its finest!

Bob Sihler

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What I'm thinking of doing is sending a copy of this picture to each lady in the "Hottest Chick Alive" thread; I figure it's bound to impress at least one of them and score me some points. My wife doesn't approve, of course...
Posted Jul 12, 2009 8:58 pm

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