A sad survival story in our own back yard.

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Came across the story Saturday morning, truly a sad tail.

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What raises questions in my mind is why he had so much cash on him or didn't try and create a signal fire?

Tip: Never explore the back roads with out gear and a map, even if you are just going for a scenic drive.
 
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I don't see a survival story. I see a sad story with a man who's at the end of his rope. He's a transient and estranged from his family and doesn't have enough motivation in life to walk 3 miles to a major highway where he can rescue himself. Sounds like he just gave up and gave in. Such a sad and horrible way to go. Had he greeted the road crew with a hand shake and a camp fire, then I may share in the marvel of a survival story.
 
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It's nothing particular to the Cascades. Low-landers die in the mountains everywhere. (Spoken as a low-lander that at least knows what he might be getting into, when he ventures out.)

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Stupidity?
low altitude mountains are deceiving.. weather changes fast, and people don't prepare for worst case scenarios. same reason people still die on Hood every year- it's considered facile in the climbing community, so people summit in t-shirts and short with nothing more than a rain jacket and lunch in their packs.
 

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