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On Thursday, January 14, 2010, Sharon Lives <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> once you give up relying upon yourself to get outta the woods and decide to call for help, you should expect to be billed
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> though I think that when you are in a life/death situation, paying cost of SAR should not matter
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> On Jan 14, 2010 11:01am, Matthew Kulas <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> How many of us have gone skiing without a light, either because you
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>> realize that a light should be in only one of two locations: your pack
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>> How many of us have skied or hiked alone?
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>> How many of us have become disoriented in whiteout conditions?
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>> I know that I'm guilty of all of the above.  I've
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>> To those of you who have the mindset that the more people who
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>> backcountry ski, the merrier, increased SARs are one of the inevitable
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>> consequences, so you'd better be objecting to the notion of fines.
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>> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Scott Danis [log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> > No light(according to the troopers).
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>> > Poor ski route (I believe he was going to ski Sunset Ridge).
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>> > On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 15:09:16 +0000, Alex Friend [log in to unmask]>
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>> >>Evan, care to enumerate his poor decisions, from your standpoint?
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>> >>Also, can anyone hazard a guess why it is that if I depart from Underhill
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>> > State Park and get lost, I probably won't be billed for the cost of my rescue
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>> > wait longer before calling for help, further complicating rescues and
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>> > endangering rescuers). However, if I start from within a ski resort, leave the
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>> > ski area boundary and then decide that I need fetching via cell phone, I will be
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>> >>--Alex
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>> >>EO said on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 09:22 AM:
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>> >>On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 8:57 AM, Scott Danis [log in to unmask]>
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>> >>> and is he going to pay? There sure were a lot of State Police cruisers either
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>> >>> idling or driving in and out of the State Park from at least 5:30 to whenever
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>> >>> the lost skier returned to his car. Likely midnight.
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>> >>I sure hope so. I know this question has been debated to death on this
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>> >>and other forums in the past, but from my perspective this person made
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>> >>In a related note, it sure was bizarre explaining to a state trooper
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>> >>Evan
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