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These guys almost won a Darwin award.

The problem I have is people like this get parks and other places closed to everyone. Want to hike on ice fine just get the proper equipment and know what you're doing. That path could be safely hiked with the crampons or other traction devices attached to your boots.

This was posted by the NPS the other day.



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Where? Looks like Grand Canyon when I went once.

Darwin should be more relaxed in his awards. Humans have a lot of crap in the pool right now. I’m not sure survival of the fittest is accurate these days.




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Why is Einstein wearing shorts?



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Why is Einstein wearing shorts?


With running shoes and I would bet those 2 bottles of water is all he's got on him.

Some people don't deserve to deprive this earth of oxygen...


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I like his hat.


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It is the Grand Canyon, South Rim.


A photo posted this week on Grand Canyon National Park's social media shows two hikers attempting to make their way down an icy trail at the South Rim, a wall of rock on one side and a steep drop-off with no barrier on the other.

One of the hikers seems to be grabbing onto the wall of the canyon for safety as he slowly navigates his way down the treacherous snow and ice-covered switchback.

He's wearing shorts and tennis shoes. He isn't equipped with hiking poles and doesn't appear to be wearing crampons (a traction device that attaches to the shoe for better mobility on snow and ice).

The photo is accompanied by a warning to properly prepare for the conditions.
 
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Why is Einstein wearing shorts?

Easy, he's a teenager ! Don't your teenagers wear shorts year round, even in subzero weather ?
 
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If i was ever stupid enough to be caught in that predicament, I would be sliding slowly on my ass all the way down.



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Two died in a fall n Arches National Park. There the trail was wet and slippery. I saw a photo of the steep park of that trail and it looks much the same as the one posted here.
Heck, crampons are what $30?
BTW how are they going to get back up the trail?

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/30...arch-fall/index.html



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There used to be a sign near the visitors center at the Grand Canyon that read.

How many people do you think fall to their deaths here every year? Not as many as you might think.

I guess you could call that a word to the wise.



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Two died in a fall n Arches National Park. There the trail was wet and slippery. I saw a photo of the steep park of that trail and it looks much the same as the one posted here.
Heck, crampons are what $30?
BTW how are they going to get back up the trail?

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/30...arch-fall/index.html


That's easy. Helicopter ride.




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"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said Ford, "it is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"
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"You mean they actually vote for the lizards."
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Definitely looks like South Kaibab - near the rim. They'll get to Ooh Aah point and slide right off. Might even be in time for the next updated edition of Death in the Canyon (which is a great read, BTW - you'll do a lot of head shaking).

If they're lucky enough to stay on the trail and don't turn around by then... good luck. They'll have to get at least down to Cedar Ridge before helo rescue is viable, I think. The bills for that service are... not insignificant.

What idiots.

-Rob




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Why is Einstein wearing shorts?


His wingsuit is at the cleaners.




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Why is Einstein wearing shorts?


His wingsuit is at the cleaners.


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