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 Post subject: Tunnel Creek
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:20 am 
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Not sure if this has been posted, but it was sobering to read.

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/sn ... nnel-creek


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 Post subject: Re: Tunnel Creek
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Thanks for posting that really well written, and long, piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Tunnel Creek
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:21 am 
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Really well done article. Good to see that incident getting the kind of treatment normally reserved for more pop culture type stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Tunnel Creek
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:34 am 
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I thought it was good too. Then having all the Go Pros of the incident was interesting too. Did you guys notice that snowboarder had to reach into his pack to turn on his Tracker before starting his search?


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 Post subject: Re: Tunnel Creek
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:55 pm 
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^ I am glad that more and more people are buying the proper gear, but It's crazy how many people don't know how to properly use it.. which probably means they don't know search and rescue protocols either (such as everyone turning their beacon off or to search after a slide). I always get a little choked up about this article (and the others floating around about this incident). I didn't know any of the people involved but this used to be my backyard and playground so it still hit close to home and heart.

My personal takeaway from this (and I hope to never gorget it) is to trust instinct and always speak up no matter how silly it might make you feel. If something does not feel right, it's probably not. Safe riding folks.


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 Post subject: Re: Tunnel Creek
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:31 pm 
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pow_junkie wrote:
My personal takeaway from this (and I hope to never gorget it) is to trust instinct and always speak up no matter how silly it might make you feel. If something does not feel right, it's probably not. Safe riding folks.



That is the lesson that cannot be over repeated.


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