This one is amazing. For those familiar with the San Jacintos, most would say a hike like this is almost impossible.http://www.rmru.org/missions/2010/2010-012.html
I wonder if I really SHOULD buy a SPOT beacon this year. I'm coughing up over $300. for an Ortovox S1+ avalanche beacon in November. Another $100.+ for a SPOT seems reasonable considering I lead hikes and backpacking trips for the Sierra Club and go backcountry skiing, sometimes alone. Guess an open tib/fib fracture when alone would pose a nasty problem without a PLRB of some kind. (Or should I just stock up on Percodin and Oxycontin? :0)
Drugs aren't the answer, man. Rush Limbaugh might here, will sign up, and then you'll need one of those lumber helicopters to extract...
ericid get some kind of beacon ifr yr gonna be leading a larger group for anything greater than a day hike the leader IMO should try to make things as "safe" as possible for people less experienced, and consider the possibility of rescue if there are injuriesi can see the day coming where someone sues one of these hiking groups for something that happens ...
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