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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby thevagabond » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:43 pm

Condolences to the families effected, Especially to the little girl.

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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby BrianWright » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:16 pm

Very sad to hear about this. My thoughts are with everyone involved!
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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby Tony1 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:25 pm

Lemmiwinks wrote: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.


Exactly my thoughts. Terrible. :(

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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby 14erFred » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:47 pm

Deepest sympathy and prayers for comfort and strength for the families and friends of all five victims. May the 13-year-old victim make a full recovery.

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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby Cookiehiker » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:59 pm

My heart is hurting to have heard this outcome after hoping all day for spared lives in this. Many thoughts and prayers for those friends and family who are dealing with the losses.

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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby mbird » Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:27 pm

I report for the paper in BV, and the scene at the local high school was very somber this evening. One 13-year-old survivor, five unidentified fatalities, an entire community shaken by the news. The sense of safety on the Agnes Vaille Falls trail is only adding to the tragedy of the event. http://www.chaffeecountytimes.com/free_content/article_a4fbacb0-2a3e-11e3-8f82-0019bb30f31a.html

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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby fevercity » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:29 am

mbird wrote:I report for the paper in BV, and the scene at the local high school was very somber this evening. One 13-year-old survivor, five unidentified fatalities, an entire community shaken by the news. The sense of safety on the Agnes Vaille Falls trail is only adding to the tragedy of the event. http://www.chaffeecountytimes.com/free_content/article_a4fbacb0-2a3e-11e3-8f82-0019bb30f31a.html

Hey mbird.... Welcome to 14ers.
Sad news indeed and definitely not the type of story one wants to cover. Especially at a high school in BV.
Here's to all affected by this tragic event.

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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby Johnson » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:34 am

Just terrible.
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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby Mountainspirit » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:37 am

Thinking of all of our friends in BV. So sad. Prayers to all who are affected

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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby djkest » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:24 am

This is terrible, heart-wrenching news. My condolences to the families of the victims.
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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby ChrisinAZ » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:28 am

How awful, both for the deceased and the surviving girl...a sad reminder of how fragile life can be.
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Re: Rockslide Mt Princeton

Postby heathahhhh » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:20 am

Heavy heart today hearing about this. I've had many friends on trail crews work on that trail, building steps to help make the hike easier for the tourists that come to see the Falls. Never would I have guessed that a rock slide of this magnitude would occur there.
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