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5 missing in the Bighorns

Postby WyomingSummits » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:37 am

5 guys from North Dakota are missing in the northern Bighorns. They were snowmobiling about 30 miles west of Bear Lodge. 30 people are searching with an option to use a chopper if the winds calm down. Conditions 2 hours ago were full whiteout. Pray for their safety and if anyone has any info the BHNF Rangers in Sheridan should be contacted.
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Re: 5 missing in the Bighorns

Postby WyomingSummits » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:13 am

They've been found alive and well......ran out of gas. How did 5 people all fail to monitor their gas? Just glad they're alright!
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Re: 5 missing in the Bighorns

Postby Josh Lewis » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:11 am

WyomingSummits wrote:How did 5 people all fail to monitor their gas?


I assume they were in the same car perhaps? In that case all it takes is a negligent driver.
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Re: 5 missing in the Bighorns

Postby WyomingSummits » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:43 pm

Josh Lewis wrote:
WyomingSummits wrote:How did 5 people all fail to monitor their gas?


I assume they were in the same car perhaps? In that case all it takes is a negligent driver.


They were on snowmobiles.....forgot to mention that.
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Re: 5 missing in the Bighorns

Postby dadndave » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:55 pm

In Australia, the general public can't buy snowmobiles. I've always had mixed feelings about that. On the one hand, they seem like an awfully easy way for totally inexperienced people with more money than sense to get out of their depth in the back country. On the other hand, quad bikes (an oxymoron if ever there was one, but I digress) are perfectly legal, no helmets required, no age restriction, no nothing.
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Re: 5 missing in the Bighorns

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:00 pm

WyomingSummits wrote:How did 5 people all fail to monitor their gas?


They're snowmobile drivers. Not the sharpest group of people on the planet.

'Nuff said.
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