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Dead Hiker Found in Yellowstone

Postby Mark Doiron » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:17 am

Rough year in the national parks, it seems. Be careful out there (I know you folks know that).

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/sto ... 50159140/1
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Re: Dead Hiker Found in Yellowstone

Postby Arthur Digbee » Sun Aug 28, 2011 1:49 pm

Could be as benign as a heart attack. Or not.

Since he was solo, I wonder if we'll ever know. Sounds as if the evidence has been, uh, disturbed.

Condolences to the family.
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Re: Dead Hiker Found in Yellowstone

Postby Arthur Digbee » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:43 pm

After investigation, the NPS has concluded that this was a grizzly attack:

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/20 ... attack8692

I've hiked solo in and around Yellowstone -- as have other SPers, I know -- but with current bear overpopulation and apparent food stress I think I'll take a break for a while.
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Re: Dead Hiker Found in Yellowstone

Postby simonov » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:26 am

Arthur Digbee wrote:I've hiked solo in and around Yellowstone -- as have other SPers, I know -- but with current bear overpopulation and apparent food stress I think I'll take a break for a while.


Watch out. When I last declared my reluctance to hike around grizzlies SP's legion of Online Tough Guys called me a pansy.

You pansy.
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Re: Dead Hiker Found in Yellowstone

Postby lcarreau » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:32 am

Arthur Digbee wrote:
I've hiked solo in and around Yellowstone -- as have other SPers, I know -- but with current bear overpopulation and apparent food stress I think I'll take a break for a while.


Think I'll take a break, too.

A break from all the damn hordes of humanity, that is ... :D

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Re: Dead Hiker Found in Yellowstone

Postby Hotoven » Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:14 pm

Sad news, seems like grizzly's are on the move, this might be a good time to get out there since all the "normal people" will be to scared and the parks will be deserted?!
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Re: Dead Hiker Found in Yellowstone

Postby dskoon » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:22 am

Any one of you ever read this book?

http://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-Years-Sea ... 051&sr=1-1

He did a lot of walking and observing in Yellowstone at all times of the year, particularly in the fall. Damn good stuff.
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