Care to take guess? | High Sierra Topix  

Care to take guess?

Grab your bear can or camp chair, kick your feet up and chew the fat about anything Sierra Nevada related that doesn't quite fit in any of the other forums. Within reason, (and the HST rules and guidelines) this is also an anything goes forum. Tell stories, discuss wilderness issues, music, or whatever else the High Sierra stirs up in your mind.
User avatar

Care to take guess?

Postby maverick » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:23 pm

While at Yosemite in the early 70's I was listening to a ranger at Glacier Point
giving a talk to a crowd of people.
During his presentation he talked about a person who was evacuated out of the
back country by helicopter because of 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his body while
hiking in the snow.
Care to guess what part of his body got burned?



User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8029
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Care to take guess?

Postby hikerduane » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:34 pm

:) Where the light doesn't shine normally?:)

On a mid Spring trip to Lassen, with a group I belong too, it was so nice, all I wore during the day was my shorts. By Tuesday after work, I had a blister on my one shin the size of an egg yolk.
Piece of cake.
User avatar
hikerduane
Founding Member
 
Posts: 1194
Joined: Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:58 am
Location: Meadow Valley, CA, Carson City, NV
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Care to take guess?

Postby maverick » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:51 am

Nope, but I figured that was what a lot of people might be thinking.
Come on people take a guess be creative.
Last edited by maverick on Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:53 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8029
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Care to take guess?

Postby rlown » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:53 am

Ok, i'll guess cheeks. assuming he had on sunglasses, your face is pretty prone to reflective burning.

Russ
User avatar
rlown
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 5328
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:00 pm
Location: Petaluma and Wilton, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Care to take guess?

Postby maverick » Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:54 am

Nope
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8029
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Care to take guess?

Postby rlown » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:06 pm

no hat, scalp? you're killing us here. i suddenly feel the need to slather SPF 30 over my body.
User avatar
rlown
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 5328
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:00 pm
Location: Petaluma and Wilton, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Care to take guess?

Postby copeg » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:26 pm

Because the dude needed to be evacuated I'd guess the bottoms of the feet - lounging back barefoot...I know I've had some sunburns in strange areas from the snow
User avatar
copeg
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
Founding Member & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 1968
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:25 pm
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Care to take guess?

Postby rlown » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:33 pm

you're probably right, but who takes their boots off in the snow? I did whitesides meadow once in the Emigrant wilderness. painful on the eyes as there was a good foot of snow for 2 miles.

Hope the guy was billed for the evac.

Russ
User avatar
rlown
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 5328
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:00 pm
Location: Petaluma and Wilton, CA
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Care to take guess?

Postby Rosabella » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:43 pm

hikerduane wrote::) Where the light doesn't shine normally?:)

Well, the answer to that was "nope", so that eliminates my first guess. ;)

Well, heck.... I'll guess his hands (but you said to be creative, so I doubt if that's right).
User avatar
Rosabella
Founding Member
 
Posts: 372
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:58 pm
Location: Washington State
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Care to take guess?

Postby ERIC » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:45 pm

I'll say it...his 'junk'? :moon:
New members, please consider giving us an intro!
Follow us on Twitter @HighSierraTopix. Use hashtags #SIERRAPHILE #GotSierra? #GotMountains?
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighSierraTopix
User avatar
ERIC
Your Humble Host & Forums Administrator
Your Humble Host & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 2909
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:13 am
Location: between the 916 and 661
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

User avatar

Re: Care to take guess?

Postby The Other Tom » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:45 pm

If he had to be evaced, either he couldn't see or he couldn't walk. So I guess he suffered from snow blindness, with blisters on his eyelids. How's that for creative ?
User avatar
The Other Tom
Founding Member
 
Posts: 713
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:06 pm
Location: Upstate South Carolina
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Care to take guess?

Postby maverick » Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:31 pm

None of the above.
User avatar
maverick
Forums Moderator
Forums Moderator
 
Posts: 8029
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2006 5:54 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Next

Return to The Campfire



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Jimr, phoenix2000 and 7 guests