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This particular spring day we saw 4 tarantulas en route to Thimble Peak. One friend finally decided that he should allow the tarantula to crawl down his head and onto his back...

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EricChuBrave...!

EricChu

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...that wouldn't quite be just my cup o'tea! That "Viech" just has a couple creepy crawly long legs too many for my liking...
Posted Apr 29, 2010 6:12 am

hans.schenkRe: Brave...!

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You are telling me! I held it in my hand for several seconds, but then dropped it when I freaked out. My friend however wanted it on his head! He is from South Africa and maybe a bit braver than the rest of us...
Posted Apr 29, 2010 10:03 am

Sarah SimonRe: Brave...!

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Eric,

"Rest assured, no tarantulas were harmed in the filming of this SummitPost Route."

Ok, Hans...no way. I think tarantulas are neat to look at, but would not let one climb on me, as your friend did.

On night backpacking down in the Grand Canyon without tents, I left my sleeping bag to go take a bio break and, upon my return, in the beam of my headlamp, was a tarantula running around our uncovered sleeping bags.

Think I slept well that night?!?!?!

Sarah
Posted Apr 29, 2010 10:33 am

hans.schenkRe: Brave...!

hans.schenk

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I am with you! No way would I be sleeping either!
Posted Apr 29, 2010 12:48 pm

mrchad9Re: Brave...!

mrchad9

Voted 10/10

When I did the Grand Canyon, we took a lightweight tent only for fear of tarantulas...
Posted Apr 29, 2010 1:57 pm

rdmcYikes!

rdmc

Voted 10/10

The only way I like seeing these is via pictures!...

Sarah, I'm pretty sure I would not get any sleep either.

Just thinking about one of these crawling on me is enough to give me nightmares...

:0)
Posted Apr 30, 2010 10:46 am

LolliTarantulas

Lolli

Voted 10/10

are not known to have ever produced any human fatalities...
you'd survived.


Posted Apr 30, 2010 12:01 pm

hans.schenkRe: Tarantulas

hans.schenk

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They only LOOK scary...
Posted Apr 30, 2010 3:58 pm

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on Apr 29, 2010 12:14 am

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Object Title: Thimble Tarantula

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