Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by Bombay2Boulder » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:06 pm

nsaladin wrote:
Conor wrote:Is there a thread where we trash talk Subaru Outback drivers with "Native" bumper stickers? Asking for a friend....
Wrong site: https://www.reddit.com/r/Denver/comment ... yesterday/
I was just about to post that link. :lol:
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by AnnaG22 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:08 pm

CHWitte wrote:Much of the Colorado Rockies and 14ers for that matter are not Colorado's mountains to begin with. They are National Forest and therefore they are "our" mountains as Americans. The whole "Colorado Native" argument and hating on Texans for using the mountains is just rubbish when you take this into consideration.
I think it can be summed up with correllation =/= causation.

Texan does not necessarily mean inexperienced (nor does Kansas, etc)

Coloradan =/= experienced.

Living in a mountain town =/= being a better skier.

14er finisher =/= "old pro"

And so on...
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by chubbles365 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:26 pm

nsaladin wrote:
Conor wrote:Is there a thread where we trash talk Subaru Outback drivers with "Native" bumper stickers? Asking for a friend....
Wrong site: https://www.reddit.com/r/Denver/comment ... yesterday/
I really like the idea of getting a Native sticker to put next to my Iowa plates when I'm in Colorado.
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by Dan_Suitor » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:54 pm

I hope that Keith Brewer has a speedy recovery. Imaging the irony if he is a native from Colorado and just happens to currently live in Texas. :mrgreen:
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by Arndorfer » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:00 pm

AnnaG22 wrote:
CHWitte wrote:Much of the Colorado Rockies and 14ers for that matter are not Colorado's mountains to begin with. They are National Forest and therefore they are "our" mountains as Americans. The whole "Colorado Native" argument and hating on Texans for using the mountains is just rubbish when you take this into consideration.
I think it can be summed up with correllation =/= causation.

Texan does not necessarily mean inexperienced (nor does Kansas, etc)

Coloradan =/= experienced.

Living in a mountain town =/= being a better skier.

14er finisher =/= "old pro"

And so on...
+1. Anna, your logic is refreshing compared to many of the other opinions in this thread.
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by Conor » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:33 am

chubbles365 wrote:
nsaladin wrote:
Conor wrote:Is there a thread where we trash talk Subaru Outback drivers with "Native" bumper stickers? Asking for a friend....
Wrong site: https://www.reddit.com/r/Denver/comment ... yesterday/
I really like the idea of getting a Native sticker to put next to my Iowa plates when I'm in Colorado.
As a native Iowan and a big big ten fan, I appreciated this bumper sticker I saw the other day.
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by nunns » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:19 am

Every day I get the joy of logging on and seeing 20 more posts on this thread, none of which have do to with an injured hiker or Maroon Peak.
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by crowdsurf » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:31 pm

chubbles365 wrote:
nsaladin wrote:
Conor wrote:Is there a thread where we trash talk Subaru Outback drivers with "Native" bumper stickers? Asking for a friend....
Wrong site: https://www.reddit.com/r/Denver/comment ... yesterday/
I really like the idea of getting a Native sticker to put next to my Iowa plates when I'm in Colorado.
If you're only going to be in the Front Rage and Slogwatch mountains, you'll be right at home with the Iowa plate. No need for a Native sticker. Trying to get to other ranges more often to avoid this type of gaper tomfoolery. :barf:

Anywhoo... what if you come from a state that is considered as mountainous or more rugged than CO? I know, I know, blasphemy. (Love it here BTW)

When, I first moved to CO in the early nineties, people would ask me where I was from because I had an accent. When I replied that I grew up in Montana, they would usually say, "oh, that's ok then."

What if said injured hiker was from Idaho, Alaska, Wyoming or anywhere else that has other badass mountains? Would it promote the same level of annoyance? I guess they got their own and don't need to show up here to more crowds right? Personally, I agree with High Pilgrim's quote/post. A persons a person, no matter how small.

I also liked the Reddit post that said, "Transplant=Coloradan by choice."
"Thin air is addictive. The more I climb at altitude the more I realize I'm not in it totally for the view, or the exercise, or the company. Often, it's for the air. And I find myself judging a climb based on how strong my air felt." -from 14ers.com user tedeliason
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by AnnaG22 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:47 pm

crowdsurf wrote: ...If you're only going to be in the Front Rage and Slogwatch mountains, you'll be right at home with the Iowa plate. No need for a Native sticker. Trying to get to other ranges more often to avoid this type of gaper tomfoolery. :barf:

Anywhoo... what if you come from a state that is considered as mountainous or more rugged than CO? I know, I know, blasphemy. (Love it here BTW)
...

I also liked the Reddit post that said, "Transplant=Coloradan by choice."
They're only slogs if you're not running :wink: :lol:

Also, I like your other points. Apparently Iowa has a really good writing school, so that's something, eh? :-"
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by stephakett » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:57 pm

crowdsurf wrote:gaper tomfoolery. :barf:
+1
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by crowdsurf » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:05 pm

[Also, I like your other points. Apparently Iowa has a really good writing school, so that's something, eh? :-"]


Yes. Thank you. I now have a reason to visit Iowa. Errr...nevermind. That's probably why Conor is a Michigan State fan. :-"
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Re: Injured hiker air lifted off Maroon Peak

Post by Matt » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:51 pm

Wow. There's life in the forum. This has been more entertaining than most threads in the last year or so, and certainly on topic.
I lived five years in Texas and now almost a decade in Colorado. Native to either, I am not.
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