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Re: Missing Zion hiker found after 2 weeks

Post by DeTour » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:43 am

Today’s update makes a bit more sense.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/us/rescu ... index.html

The “tip” was someone spotting her hammock. So you can drop the conspiracy theories based on one three-letter word. To be lost so close to civilization may seem far-fetched, but I’m reminded of a woman who died a few years ago when she walked off the Appalachian Trail to pee, and got turned around. Her body and journal were found some time later. The article expands on the head injury in a way that sounds more plausible, and addresses the fact that the water which was so close was undrinkable.

I’m not saying that proves her family’s story, but I think people should entertain the possibility that it’s true. Skepticism is fine; the smug certainty of some conspiracy theorists (more on the FB group than here) is revolting to me. Comparable to armchair experts analyzing what someone did wrong after they died in a mountain accident based on a few tiny snippets of information. If true, the woman and her family went through a gruesome experience.
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Re: Missing Zion hiker found after 2 weeks

Post by onebyone » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:11 pm

DeTour wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:43 am
Today’s update makes a bit more sense.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/us/rescu ... index.html

The “tip” was someone spotting her hammock. So you can drop the conspiracy theories based on one three-letter word. To be lost so close to civilization may seem far-fetched, but I’m reminded of a woman who died a few years ago when she walked off the Appalachian Trail to pee, and got turned around. Her body and journal were found some time later. The article expands on the head injury in a way that sounds more plausible, and addresses the fact that the water which was so close was undrinkable.

I’m not saying that proves her family’s story, but I think people should entertain the possibility that it’s true. Skepticism is fine; the smug certainty of some conspiracy theorists (more on the FB group than here) is revolting to me. Comparable to armchair experts analyzing what someone did wrong after they died in a mountain accident based on a few tiny snippets of information. If true, the woman and her family went through a gruesome experience.
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Re: Missing Zion hiker found after 2 weeks

Post by mtree » Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:54 pm

If the story is out there in a public forum its fair game for whatever may come its way.

I guess anything's possible. But, it still sounds mighty fishy to me. I'm sticking to my original theory. Shrooms. Lots of shrooms.
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Re: Missing Zion hiker found after 2 weeks

Post by justiner » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:45 pm

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Post by highpilgrim » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:49 pm

DeTour wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:43 am
the smug certainty of some conspiracy theorists (more on the FB group than here) is revolting to me
That's all the rage right now. The crazier, the better. The capacity to reason seems to be a vanishing skill.
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Re: Missing Zion hiker found after 2 weeks

Post by SkiFree » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:19 pm

justiner wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:45 pm
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THERE IS NO OTHER EXPLANATION!
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Post by GreenHorn » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:03 pm

SkiFree wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:19 pm
justiner wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:45 pm
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THERE IS NO OTHER EXPLANATION!
I often jump to this conclusion as well, but I think it's more likely just a crazy person in this case.
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Post by Candace66 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:58 pm

DeTour wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:43 am
Today’s update makes a bit more sense.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/us/rescu ... index.html

The “tip” was someone spotting her hammock. So you can drop the conspiracy theories based on one three-letter word. To be lost so close to civilization may seem far-fetched, but I’m reminded of a woman who died a few years ago when she walked off the Appalachian Trail to pee, and got turned around. Her body and journal were found some time later. The article expands on the head injury in a way that sounds more plausible, and addresses the fact that the water which was so close was undrinkable.

I’m not saying that proves her family’s story, but I think people should entertain the possibility that it’s true. Skepticism is fine; the smug certainty of some conspiracy theorists (more on the FB group than here) is revolting to me. Comparable to armchair experts analyzing what someone did wrong after they died in a mountain accident based on a few tiny snippets of information. If true, the woman and her family went through a gruesome experience.
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Re: Missing Zion hiker found after 2 weeks

Post by peter303 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:30 pm

My take is that it might of been a middle-age self-discovery adventure, kind of like the in the movie Wild. Concerned relatives were able to track her down, even if she wanted to get away.

People of both genders and all ages have these lose-yourself-in-nature urges. I know I have acted on them.
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Re: Missing Zion hiker found after 2 weeks

Post by 2giqs » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:34 pm

DeTour wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:43 am
Today’s update makes a bit more sense.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/21/us/rescu ... index.html

The “tip” was someone spotting her hammock. So you can drop the conspiracy theories based on one three-letter word. To be lost so close to civilization may seem far-fetched, but I’m reminded of a woman who died a few years ago when she walked off the Appalachian Trail to pee, and got turned around. Her body and journal were found some time later. The article expands on the head injury in a way that sounds more plausible, and addresses the fact that the water which was so close was undrinkable.

I’m not saying that proves her family’s story, but I think people should entertain the possibility that it’s true. Skepticism is fine; the smug certainty of some conspiracy theorists (more on the FB group than here) is revolting to me. Comparable to armchair experts analyzing what someone did wrong after they died in a mountain accident based on a few tiny snippets of information. If true, the woman and her family went through a gruesome experience.
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Re: Missing Zion hiker found after 2 weeks

Post by justiner » Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:35 pm

A few flash flood videos of Zion have convinced me that this isn't the place for me to have my off-grid mid-life crisis.
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Re: Missing Zion hiker found after 2 weeks

Post by greenonion » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:27 pm

justiner wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:35 pm
A few flash flood videos of Zion have convinced me that this isn't the place for me to have my off-grid mid-life crisis.
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