What is your greatest fear when hiking?

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What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Falls
78
37%
Lightning
55
26%
Avalanches
10
5%
Rockfall
35
17%
Ski/Snowboard Accidents
0
No votes
Glissading Accidents
0
No votes
Climbing Equipment Failure/Error
1
0%
Getting Lost
3
1%
Getting Stuck/Stranded
5
2%
Other Medical Emergencies
10
5%
Other
14
7%
 
Total votes: 211
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:52 am

I may have to change my answer to "driving home down Ute Pass".
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby FCSquid » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:10 am

Jim Davies wrote:I may have to change my answer to "driving home down Ute Pass".
http://gazette.com/mr.-schroyers-wild-ride/multimedia/video/2538781681001


Funniest thing about that video is how he's trying to steer with the wheel after his SUV has turned into a kayak ... :lol:
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby rijaca » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:17 am

Running out of beer.
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby gearhunter » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:21 am

Blisters and monkey butt.
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby MountainHiker » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:24 am

Toasters! You never know where they might be hiding!
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby Bill Cummings » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:57 pm

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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby apasquel » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:36 pm

Running into Sasquatch or the chupacabra. Losing my keys out there would suck too.
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby OmahaAdam » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:32 am

Kojones wrote:Other: Bears and other such dangerous wildlife.


This. Love visiting Colorado and go as often as I can, but this causes me to lose massive amounts of sleep every time I zip that tent closed. Despite using a bear can every time I go, everywhere I go, cook and eat well away (few hundred feet at least) from camp and stash the can at a similar distance, keeping only basics at camp (tent/bag/clothes/water) I still end up laying in the tent expecting imminent carnage. I always seem to have some sort of encounter every time I visit. Was up at Crystal Lake/Crystal Peak this week with my oldest daughter and was awakened by a mountain lion investigating inside our vestibule overnight. The tracks (two sets) I found the next morning were not small, either. :shock:

Besides the dangerous wildlife, my biggest fears are falling and the resulting injury/death, especially when it comes to my hiking partner, aka daughter. You know, the stuff that keeps dads awake at night.
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby jdorje » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:39 am

Sharknado in the Rockies? Not likely. A marmotnado might be even more terrifying however.
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby myfeetrock » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:50 am

BOWLING WITH GOATS!!! I picked falling when I voted but will have to add rock fall after Thursdays climb of Pyramid. It seems the goats didn't want us up there, so they started a started a round of bowling. We were the pins. Thankfully they were all gutter balls. I've never had to duck so much. Freaky!!!
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby Jim Davies » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:49 pm

Last year I watched a goat knock over a cairn on Pyramid. They're definitely doing this on purpose.
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Re: What is your greatest fear when hiking?

Postby summitstep » Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:10 am

Standing on a summit by a toaster when it gets hit by lightning. :-"
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