• Guest, The rules for the P & N subforum have been updated to prohibit "ad hominem" or personal attacks against other posters. See the full details in the post "Politics and News Rules & Guidelines."

What Happened In Yosemite?

Page 6 - Seeking answers? Join the AnandTech community: where nearly half-a-million members share solutions and discuss the latest tech.

ch33zw1z

Lifer
Nov 4, 2004
34,544
13,535
146
Thanks, I had missed that. Can't believe they wouldn't have refilled at the river. Should've had filtration, but if I was running low I'd take my chances without filtering. That seems like a crazy hike to start at 8 am on a day with temperatures predicted over 100F. I assume they must have had some experience to have even found/picked that trail but obviously not enough to not make bad decisions.

ETA: Another story: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-10-21/family-found-dead-on-remote-sierra-national-forest-hiking-trail-died-from-heat-illness-and-probable-dehydration
Pretty sad overall.
 

dullard

Elite Member
May 21, 2001
23,361
1,590
126
That seems like a crazy hike to start at 8 am on a day with temperatures predicted over 100F.
I can't think of the last time that I had the luxury of starting a long hike that late. Either the parking lots are too full after 5 or 6 AM, the sun is too brutal in the afternoon, there are lighting storms in the afternoon, or the snow gets too soft and you posthole with every step in the afternoon (depending on the season of course). I do agree that it was crazy to start a hike that late.

Plus, they miss the fun of hiking with headlamps (and seeing all the spider eyes everywhere bouncing light back at you from the ground). They miss the beauty of the sunrise. They miss the best photos of the day in the golden light just after sunrise.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Zorba

hal2kilo

Lifer
Feb 24, 2009
18,758
5,773
136
*Laughs in Florida*

Doesn't matter what the heat index hits here, Imma do it. CamelBak and lifeStraw are my homies too.
That's what I hated about Florida. You had to love heat. I remember looking from my air conditioned apartment patio slider, seeing the bronze people playing tennis at noon. All the time thinking to myself, Mad dogs and Englishmen come out in the noon day sun. I think I went to the Ft. Lauderdale beach twice. I had a bathtub at home where I could run cooler water to lay in. Hate the place. Nobody is from there.
 
  • Haha
Reactions: DAPUNISHER

DAPUNISHER

Super Moderator and Elite Member
Moderator
Aug 22, 2001
23,337
5,213
146
That's what I hated about Florida. You had to love heat. I remember looking from my air conditioned apartment patio slider, seeing the bronze people playing tennis at noon. All the time thinking to myself, Mad dogs and Englishmen come out in the noon day sun. I think I went to the Ft. Lauderdale beach twice. I had a bathtub at home where I could run cooler water to lay in. Hate the place. Nobody is from there.
The saying goes - You have come so far south, you are back up north again.

I grew up here, so did not have to attempt to acclimate to the heat and humidity. When someone complains about the heat to me -

 

ASK THE COMMUNITY