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I remember we went back and forth about some tentative plans to hit the Gores a couple summers ago, but never got around to it. This is a haunting reminder to take advantage of a chance at a potential friendship and follow through with what you say your gonna do, rather than keep on assuming there is always next time.
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RIP Mountain Brother...
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I didn't have the opportunity to meet Jesse, but always appreciated his posts here - seemed like a good guy, levelheaded.
The pain of sudden loss is very tough. Wishing his friends and family peace and comfort.
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May you find peace in that "Great Gore Range in the Sky".
"You are not what you own" - Fugazi
"Life's a mountain not a beach" - Fortune Cookie I got at lunch the other day
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rijaca wrote:Wentzl wrote:
That canoe being there was cool and a beautiful gesture for someone to drag it up there for everyone. Too bad about the accident, but if the boat can be retrieved. . .
Maybe they ought to retrieve the body first....
Retrieving Jesse's body definitely should take precedence over retrieving the canoe.
And it's highly doubtful that Jesse's family/friends consider it a "beautiful gesture" that someone dragged it up there and left it behind.
Packing a canoe up there for your personal use, no problem. Leaving it behind, bad idea.
Leaving it behind, no matter how well-intentioned the gesture might be, seems wrong on multiple levels.
Violative of LNT principles; creating an attractive nuisance with the possibility of use at times, by persons, and under conditions that increase the likelihood of a bad outcome, like this.
No doubt we are all responsible for our own decisions and actions. I would not, however, want to be responsible in any way for helping cause a tragedy that impacts anyone other than myself. Hopefully, the person who irresponsibly left the canoe behind has a different view on leaving stuff behind than before.
Grace and peace to Jesse's family and friends.
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aaron479 wrote:I agree,
LNT dictates are simple...
but, many things have been left. To the person who left the canoe...you did not cause any death! We all make our own choices. Crazy how society has gone from self preservation to blame. Accident(s) happen. There is no blame. I'd have loved to be there while the canoe was "afloat."
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