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Re: Pinkish red snow algae

Postby Yeti » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:36 pm

On topic, I boiled up some red-contaminated snow last week, made up some noodles and freeze-dried potatoes with it. Never felt the least bit queazy.
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Re: Pinkish red snow algae

Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:01 am


have a complete blood panel done, rule out giardia...see a good specialist, a credible "diarrhea doctor"

...this thread has taught us that extra-terrestrials indeed walk among us...basic common sense says these aliens have now infected our brains with sickness and disease! ...are the billions of "snow worms" even what they seem to be?

and...for the love of God.........STOP EATING THAT RED SNOW

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Re: Pinkish red snow algae

Postby DrGranola » Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:15 pm

This seems to very common in the Boise, Pioneer, Boulder, Smoky and Lost river mountain ranges in Idaho. On a recent climb we found a pool of water in a dry creek bed that was blood red, and we wondered if it could be of the same cause.

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