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Re: What Not to Do

Postby TallGrass » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:23 am

MountainMedic wrote:It's a little-known fact that multiple scenes from the film "Deliverance," including the famous "Dueling Banjos" scene, were filmed in Crestone. The banjo player in that scene is currently serving as the mayor.
Uh... no, and no. Filming locations for Deliverance (1972), Cast v. Mayor
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby jdorje » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:37 am

It's a little-known fact that you have just been trolled.
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby MountainMedic » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:27 am

TallGrass wrote:
MountainMedic wrote:It's a little-known fact that multiple scenes from the film "Deliverance," including the famous "Dueling Banjos" scene, were filmed in Crestone. The banjo player in that scene is currently serving as the mayor.
Uh... no, and no. Filming locations for Deliverance (1972), Cast v. Mayor


I'm sorry. I thought my post was the most blatantly sarcastic one I've ever made, which is saying something, because I hardly ever mean what I say.

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Re: What Not to Do

Postby TallGrass » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:43 am

Dswink might've been trolled ("Who is it?), but not I. Grew up with a canoe, know the film, and "uh... no" not even plausibly Crestone any more than an ocean beach. I do know of town where the houses have no numbers which had a well-known actor as mayor once, but AlpineDude would never guess it. Was happy to see they even had some MC-only parking spaces (too small for cars, but too big to waste). Another fun mountain "town" to check out is Chicken, AK (see FAQ and NSFAQ): three-legged dog, bushplanes, four-door outhouse... it's got it all!
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby DaveSwink » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:49 am

MountainMedic wrote:I'm sorry. I thought my post was the most blatantly sarcastic one I've ever made, which is saying something, because I hardly ever mean what I say.


Haha! I guess your post was dual purpose, providing chuckles for those with snap while totally sucking in the gullible. I am disappointed that Billy Redden is not the mayor. He is the same age as me. :-D
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby CorduroyCalves » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:59 am

DeTour wrote:
KentonB wrote: Jim Davies wrote:Crestone isn't the most rational town. The "locals" there aren't quite the same as other mountain towns, if you know what I mean.

I literally laughed out loud when I read your comment. I had my first experience driving through there this last summer... It is definitely a "different" kind of town... but hard to put into words. :-)


I tried to put it into words in my trip report on KC/Challenger ...

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=11656&parmuser=DeTour&cpgm=tripuser


EXCELLENT trip report, by the way.
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby DeTour » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:27 pm

CorduroyCalves wrote:I tried to put it into words in my trip report on KC/Challenger ...

http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=11656&parmuser=DeTour&cpgm=tripuser


EXCELLENT trip report, by the way.


Thank you. That Deliverance bit was indeed a (hilarious) troll, but Crestone definitely begs for a film of some sort.
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby Lemmiwinks » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:02 pm

rijaca wrote:
tlongpine wrote:
MountainMedic wrote:I wonder how much alcohol was involved in his poorly-conceived 1am departure. Since alcohol exacerbates hypothermia, he's likely even luckier than he's getting credit for...


1AM is not an unusual departure time. No reason to presume alcohol was involved.


After consulting with friends with considerable experience in matters like this, it's agreed that alcohol was probably involved. The unusual 1am departure being a major clue.


Sure, blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby ihaveagps » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:05 pm

:lol: Saguache County SAR initiated the search on Dec. 25 at 11 a.m. after the hiker did not return as expected.
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As expected!! I cant stop laughing at that comment from the tribune. =D>


At least his awesome friends were nice enough to give him some pistachio's. What do you know? Pistachio's apperently diminish hypothermia. :lol:

Seriously glad that the dude lived though this tho.

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Re: What Not to Do

Postby Tortoise1 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:48 pm

There's a great line in the NY Times article on the Tunnel Creek avalanche:

Like many ideas that sound good at the time, skiing Tunnel Creek was an idea hatched in a bar.

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Re: What Not to Do

Postby TallGrass » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:49 pm

"SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 43-year-old Utah woman who survived an avalanche says she felt a 'strange serenity' while trapped under the snow before she went unconscious. ... Morrey said they both have years of experienced backcountry skiing, and that they knew about the considerable avalanche danger that day. 'Our judgment was overwhelmed by the pursuit of having more fun and skiing the steeper slopes and the great Utah powder,' Morrey said."
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Re: What Not to Do

Postby SikYou » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:07 pm

Well, I will be sure to pack some pistachios in with the rest of survival gear, clearly that is was saved this guys life.
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