Quote: Originally Posted by karrie
Not everyone who gets hit by an avalanche is stupid, some are just hikers/crosscountry skiers/snow shoers/etc., following the rules at the base of the hills, not expecting some dipstick to go cause an avalanche further up. Much like jumping in a car drunk, the risk you pose isn't just a risk to yourself.
Nope, when you are drunk, and drive, you are no different than a person pointing a loaded gun
all over the place, as you drive along the road, (hopefully, the road, but not always,)without a brain.
don't think someone would be walking on any trail in an avalanche area, or in an area where
others are 'high marking', or just driving a snowmobile wildly up and down hills, in backcountry
where they are likely not suppose to be. don't know how a walker would get there to begin with.
Nope, I would think all people in those particular areas are there for the same reasons.
Seems we are thinking of two different areas, and if these snowmobile people were in an area
where there were many others walking, snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing, then they should
reconsider where they are allowing people to do those things.
I know that 'here', on mount washington, the avalanche crew are constantly out and about to make
sure the people who are using the mountain 'properly' are safe, they create avalanches from time
to time, and spot danger areas and deal with them, BUT when people decide to go out and beyond
those areas, then they are beyond the protected and watched areas, so 'anyone' who decides to do
that, is either just putting themselves, or others doing the same things at risk, but no one else
who is paying attention to signs, and announcements.
Maybe I misunderstood, but I thought these people were in the back country, where no one else
would be around, unless they were driving a machine of some sort, if I am mistaken, and that
is not the case, then I take back my statement.