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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby Lemmiwinks » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:05 pm

This one is very difficult to hear about. For those of us who spend many hours in the backcountry on difficult/technical peaks, we knowingly accept the risks that are associated with these trips. Agnes Vaille Falls is not one of those trips, and I imagine these victims never even considered such an accident was possible on a short, casual, hike like this (I know I wouldn't). A sad reminder that "geologic time is now."

My sincerest condolences to the families of the victims and a speedy recovery to the survivors.
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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby geojed » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:23 pm

Gene and Mark and now this... A sad couple weeks in the hills. :cry:

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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby rking007 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:48 pm

So tragic... Praying for support, strength, and a full recovery for the surviving girl and friends and family members. :cry:
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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby Fisching » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:17 pm

Ugh. This is gut-wrenching horrendous and offering condolences in a situation as tragic as this feels almost empty.
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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby Upwardlybound » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:18 pm

Tragic story. My heart gooes out to all involved.
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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby Shawnee Bob » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:24 pm

This one made my heart sink. I know we've all heard rockfall high up. Maybe even had some close calls, but not on a trail like this. Blessings and peace to the folks these poor souls left behind.
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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby MountainMedic » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:30 pm

This is terrible. I am speechless - there seem to have been a ton of terrible rockslides over the past couple summers. I hope the girl recovers well - I'll see what I can figure out at work.

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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby Hiker Mike » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:43 pm

Wow..I never would of thought of anything like that happening at the falls. That is so sad. My girlfriend and I were just up there about three months ago. Lots of people at the falls that day including a couple getting married plus their family and friends.

My condolences.
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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby salty » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:27 pm

With the rain we've had across CO and freezing temps beginning it would pay to be alert and vigilant on any trail in steep terrain.

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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby SpringsHiker » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:29 pm

So sad. Condolences to the family and prayers especially for the young girl whose family members were caught in this terrible event.
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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:39 pm

I'm heart broken for that young girl....

Words cannot express how sorry I am for this tragic event....
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