Is anyone else suprised this doesn't happen more oftennow that more rugged areas are becoming more popular? Is this a trend we can expect to continue? Discuss death in the wildlands ITThttps://news.yahoo.com/boulder-police-officer-dies-while-032000712.html
>>2167273>Is this a trend we can expect to continue?Considering how/who they hire;Yes.
>>2167273>now that more rugged areas are becoming more popularWhat? If anything people hike the easiest trails mostly. I rarely ever see people off trail.
>>2167284I meant there are more people in the mountains than ever before>I rarely ever see people off trail.Same. Lets hope it stays that way
>>2167295wtf is going on at North Cascades National Park
>>2167273>one less female cop in my citybased
>>2167329they have very few visitors so a few deaths skews the per capita statistics.Plus if you're going out of your way to go there, chances are you're not some filthy casual paved trail hiker. Same reason why Denali has a high death rate, though the denali death rate is brought down by people who take the scenic road driveThe other ones like the rivers and lake mead have high death rates because drunken boating accidents = death in the park
>>2167334Crazy how many people visit Acadia. It really doesn't feel that busy for such a small park.Cadillac Mountain auto road is so fun to longboard or bike down
>>2167334Congaree national forest representlil ass dot
>>2167291Stricter park control now
>>2167286>all those deathsthis is a disingenious graph, they frame it like it's "dying in the wilderness" when the vast majority (>80%) are motor vehicle collisions, amerifat heart attacks, and boomers dying of old age
Mt San Antonio, aka Mt Baldy, is a 10,000 foot mountain in Los Angeles. Every year Angelenos die on it within sight of the city.
I died while out once. Wouldn't recommend it.
>>2167375seems better than dying almost anywhere else desu
>>2167357and don't forget, the US has a population of 330 million, also its from 2006-2016. So its just a graph to keep normies out because of danger (what is good)
>>2167361Just look at this magnificent bastard. Lurking, looming, always in the background, ready to take the lives of more arrogant urbanites.
>>2167273I can think of a few occasions where one misstep on unstable rocks or one natural handhold giving way would've resulted in me falling hundreds of feet to my death. There's a place near me where more than a dozen people have died in recent years. It happens so often that it's not even shocking anymore. As more people (and not just inexperienced people) test their luck in these places, you will see death counts rising in the outdoors.
>>2167361San Jacinto also claims a ton of lives and is the site of an ungodly amount of rescues. Unprepared retards, probably from LA, attempt the infamous C2C route and end up getting in over their heads. That route has over 10k feet in elevation *gain* (more than any other trail in the entire U.S.) with scorching hot desert at the base, cold temps up top, and unforgiving wilderness terrain in between.
>>2167273It seems mysterious, or it will when David Paulides leaves out all the important information and writes it up for gullible retards to consume
>>2167273Toll paid in full
>>2167496It's because they had green eyes and died on the 14th day of the 8th month. That's how he knows Bigfoot alien lizard Jews did it.
>>2167376>Be hiking in the wilderness>Reach the peak>Can see a shelter hut about 2 clicks away>Make my way down a steep mossy hill>slip on a goddamn mushroom>Tumble down, breaking several limbs and ribs>On my back, looking the treetops and sunlight, with a light mist on my face, just listening to the birdsI was so ready to die, I was sure it was gonna feel fucking amazing. Never had a more beautiful moment than that. Kinda pissed that my hiking crew came and rescued me, but hey at least I know where to go when I get to my deathbed. And it will be made of moss and mushrooms.
>>2167273Why do you think that outdoor deaths are NOT increasing due to increasing popularity?
>>2167357its mostly cardiac issues that wouldn't be fatal if they occurred closer to medical care. lake mead though is almost certainly drowning/alcohol related.people do die all the time in the grand canyon because they are retarded. that's probably the actual most dangerous one for the normie crowd. denali kills people too, but those are mostly people who know what they are doing (and know what they are getting into and the risks they are taking)
>>2167437>10k feet of gain>that means>10k feet of downhillthe climb is probably a good time but going down sounds like literal torture
>>2167273Over 35,000 americans are killed by wild animal attacks every month
>>2167337Nice pic bub. Maybe didn't feel that busy cause your picture is from the off season? Unless you're there often.
>>2167273>police officer died lol who cares
>>2167612he's just a /pol/nigger tourist making a /pol/nigger joke, you can ignore him he's probably already gotten bored of /out/ being a slow board and left
>>2167273>how does a police officer die in the Rockys >Jul. 16 - The 35-year-old womanOhhhh.... Live, Laugh, Love... well I hope she laughed and loved at least.
>>2167345drug and alcohol abuse lake state back at it
>>2167329North Cascades are a genuinely dangerous region. It’s not well traveled like other parks are. I was exploring Baker and massive rock slides were happening all over the mountain every single hour and I almost got caught up in one. The feeling I got in my gut when I saw that 10,000 ton Boulder flying at me is something I’ll never forget
>>2167993lol i sit in my boat in boundary bay looking at mt baker and thinking about how nuts anyone would be to climb it
>>2167295upper delaware is chill af. i'm guessing those are car accidents
>>2167967Nothing about what he posted indicated that he was from /pol/
>>2167357>>2167583The Lake Mead deaths are drunk idiots drowning, mostly. Also drunk idiots crashing their boats into each other/rocks, and other people getting run into by drunk idiots driving power boats.
>>2168362You see, the Anon accusing the other Anon of being a polnigger is assuming negros kill 35,000 people a month (and that this is the statistic that the first Anon was referencing), because he's a giant racist who has no sense of scale.Fwiw, negros don't kill anywhere near 35,000 people a month.
>>2168411yeah its like double that a year right
>>2167993Holy fuck, how close did it get?
>>2167273fuck the police
>>2167437>10k feet in elevation *gain*Hory shet
>>2167295>no joshua tree NPthats crazy, everytime i go there i see the most under-prepared boomers walking around
>>2167437>>2167361Baldy-Jacinto-Gorgonio. normies go for the triple crown every winter and get BTFO
>>2167295why do so many people die at the virgin islands national park and st croix?
>>2170725>man hiking with the youngest son of fiancedeath to all cuckolds
>>2167286Lmfao I love how Arizona is on that list 3 times. We get so many out of staters coming in acting all tough and badass and then they try to hike the superstitions in the summer cry after 3 miles then drop dead or have to be carried out by helicopter to be a laughing stock on the news. Happens every year I swear, this state isn’t for normies.
>>2167273If I'm going to die somewhere, I hope it can be somewhere with fresh air, the smell of pines and a pack on my back.
>>2167329Lightly visited park with a lot of mountaineering. We get a lot of the idiots from seattle/canada visiting too.
>>2167273Natural Selection.With any luck, stupid idiots don't survive life long enough to breed.
>>2167273>roastie>piggy>coloradoand nothing of value was lost
>>2167330>living in boulderNot based.
>>2170871>>2167361>>2167437I've hiked both Jacinto and Baldy in the summer and they honestly weren't that bad. I was pretty sore afterwards, however.
>>2168411No I wasn't, not everything revolves around the US and your negros you obsessed retarded mutt.
>>2167284You're wrong, there are more people everywhere, both on the popular trails and rugged ones.
>>2172023If you were >>2167608, you're an illiterate fuckhead because I was taking about. >>2167967.If you're >>2167967, your image reveals you, and you absolutely are a niggerjew obsessed brainlet, crying out in pain as you strike at me.
>>2168411>negros don't kill anywhere near 35,000 people a month.seriously, the number is misleading, most of those "people" killed are other negros.
>>2167273The dangers of nature are mostly long term ones, if you ignore large predators and heavy objects falling on your head.
>>2167287>blue ridge parkwayMost of those are going to be AT retards falling of a mountain or one of the local serial killers.
>>2167967Lol obsessed. Heil Hitler
>>2167287Alcohol involved at Lake Mead? Boating accidents? Black folks drowning?
>>216728682 deaths is not nearly enough for drowning the natural and archeological wonder that was Glen Canyon.
>>2176471>Remember what they took from you
>>2174889Not really....car accidents...
>>2170919The transplants and urbanites also underestimate everything else in the state as well and drowning, freezing, and lightning deaths are moderately frequent in AZ as well and occur annually.
>>2167273I attempted to get to Camp Muir on Rainier last July but there was too much snow/ice for me to make the final fourth of the trail. I got further than expected for only having my phone, water bottle, and some snackies but there were people on the mountain even less geared than me, and way more out of shape, pushing past the point where I had stopped. There were a few points where 1 slip meant you fell right off the mountain unless you could self-arrest. Now that I think about it I might have narrowly missed being stuck in a whiteout. It would only have lasted an hour at most but I've never been in one before and I probably would have shit my pantsI expect to see more missing persons/deaths as unprepared normies are forced outsidehttps://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2020/06/missing-climber-died-crevasse-mount-rainier-will-remain-therehttps://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/washington/articles/2021-06-16/hiker-dies-in-fall-through-mount-rainier-snow-bridgehttps://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2020/09/white-out-conditions-mount-rainier-lead-death-hikerhttps://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article245123145.html
>>2176477sickening sickening sickening
>>2176611>that second linkive done a lot of snow bank hiking recently and ive wondered a lot how can you tell youre on a (dangerous) snowbridge? ive hiked over ones with shallow streams underneath but have no clue of the warning signs of something more serious... does it feel hollow? hear rapidly running water? pure luck? idk
>>2170883suicide by nature
>>2167273I've been hiking there. You kinda have to be an idiot to get hurt there. My only other idea is that a Mountain Lion or other animal spooked here, and she rant to her doom. But that would still be on her for not knowing how to deal with wildlife. Sorry if that sounds callus, but it's correct.
>>2176812You've been to RMNP, or you've been to Martha's Couloir? If just the former, realize that RMNP is fucking huge and has everything from flat paved trails to hardcore backcountry mountain climbing. You have to be a larper extraordinaire to claim that pic related is somewhere that "you would have to be an idiot to get hurt there". That's not exactly where she died, but just to the east according to the article.
>>2167292The stats are meaningless if you're including "motor vehicle crash."
>>2167273I hope I do. Maybe the coyotes will even be so kind as to dispose of my moral remains.
>>2167273HaarmanHelp I'm falling off a cliffAaaaaa-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHRetching soundsM....momma...AaaaaauuuuuughblbbhlbbblbhlbggbbNNnnnnnnNnnnnn-nn....nnnnmm,nmmn...n...n......
>>2172011There's a burrito place in that plaza that has some pretty good burritos, they had an in house super duper hot sauce that was about as hot as diablo sauce from taco bell. It kind of reminded me of that "extra mild for white people" meme. Also everyone walking around there was dressed like faggy hipsters.
>>2172011Thank God I have no reason whatsoever to visit that city.
>>2176447i've always assumed it's because of drunk vegas-goers, but i've also heard the currents are deceptively strong
>>2167273I'm on my county Special Operations Rescue Team. We are police/fire based, and cover wilderness and high angle rescue. You have no idea how many people attempt to summit a 5,000+ foot mountain on a 90 degree day with only one small water bottle, or the only hiking history they have is city parks. This kind of thing happens A LOT more than you think, it just doesn't make the news. I just worked a rescue where 2 kids had large tree fall on their tent in the night pinning one under the tree, we hoisted them out of the National Park with a Helicopter. You wont see that in the headlines. This happens all the time.
>>2177261>You have no idea how many people attempt to summit a 5,000+ foot mountain on a 90 degree day with only one small water bottleI did that a couple days ago. What’s the problem?
>>2177265>>2177265You're probably in good shape and go /out/ a lot. Usually most rescues are from dehydration, serious falls, trapped on a rock face or sprained ankles. Sometimes it's experienced people who ventured too far out of their element, but more often than not it's suburbanites going out for their IG pictures who were ill-prepared.
City slickers need to just stay in their decaying cities.