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Re: [John Muir Trail] A year later (re-enacted on TV) - Rescue of Woman in SEKI Who Had Been Trapped in a Creek Under Snow for an Extended Time

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  • John Ladd
    Here s a working link to the original posting about the snow bridge collapse incident http://www.whitneyzone.com/wz/ubbthreads.php/topics/15158#Post15158 See
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 21, 2012
      Here's a working link to the original posting about the snow bridge collapse incident

      See page 2 of the follow-on comments to the original post for the woman's description of the collapse and her efforts to get herself out

      This LA Times account is also interesting

      There's not going to be any snow bridges this year, but they are a tempting way to cross a stream in early season travel on the JMT, esp. in heavy snow years.  Just because you see, by tracks, that others have crossed a snow bridge successfully doesn't mean you can as they deteriorate with passing days, or even with passing hours as the day warms up. It's almost always a calculated risk, though I've done it on occasion, esp. when it looked equally/more dangerous to cross via a ford or downed log and usually only when I had a hiking companion.  Snow shoes, of course, distribute the load across more of the bridge than walking across in boots/shoes. Ned's Basic Snow Course covers safe use of snow bridges.

      John Curran Ladd
      1616 Castro Street
      San Francisco, CA  94114-3707

      On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 6:56 AM, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...> wrote:

      Last year, near or on the JMT, due to the record snow pack of last year, this story occurred.  Now it can be watched on TV this Friday and Saturday night on the Weather Channel.  Many of us should watch this and this might become a good thread here. 

      From: http://www.whitneyzone.com/wz/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/25262

      and http://www.whitneyzone.com/wz/ubbthreads.php/topics/25267/Re_SeKi_Rescue_Woman_falls_thr#Post25267

      The story of Marcia's Mineral King snow bridge adventure will be on TV this Friday & Saturday (June 22-23).

      She plays herself on the show. It was warm in Mineral King that day--a little chillier in the stream and under the ice. The reenactment, under the ice, was in 22 degree weather up at Tahoe. They did let her use a cutoff shorty wetsuit under her running clothes.

      Weather Channel.
      Series: "Twist of Fate"
      Episode: "Trapped in Sequoia National Park."
      Each hour-long show is two separate episodes.
      Friday: 5 & 8 PM Pacific, 8 & 11 Eastern
      Saturday: 6 & 9 PM Pacific, 9 PM & midnight Eastern

      More info here.

      Link to original post.

      Hat tip to John. And beer

      Visit Roleigh's Google Profile

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