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Old 03-22-2006, 10:40 AM   #1
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Have you all been following the story about the family that has been missing in OR? They were found after 17 days of being stranded in an RV, in the snow, in SW Oregon. I watched the video, it seemed to be legit. How frightening for all of them and thank goodness they were found. I am struck by the fact that it even happened. A reminder this world isn't so small after all.
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Old 03-22-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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Have you all been following the story about the family that has been missing in OR? They were found after 17 days of being stranded in an RV, in the snow, in SW Oregon. I watched the video, it seemed to be legit. How frightening for all of them and thank goodness they were found. I am struck by the fact that it even happened. A reminder this world isn't so small after all.
Yes, I have been following the story. Guess it reminds everyone to check the weather forecast befor setting out, and know the capability of your RV.

Glad they are OK

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Old 03-22-2006, 12:29 PM   #3
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Let's see how dumb you can get.

1. Try to go over the Oregon Coast Range on very narrow gravel roads with snow on the ground with a 35' motor home. Bad enough in the summer.

2. Start running into snow and keep on going.

3. Attempting to turn around on this now snow covered road with no room to turn that big thing around. (16' to 20' wide road you're gonna turn around a 35' motor home???) You can't see the ditches, so of course you go into the ditch.

4. Don't tell anybody that you're going to be so stupid to attempt to take that rout.


Yup, really smart.

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Old 03-22-2006, 12:33 PM   #4
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Byron... My thoughts exactually!!!!
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Old 03-22-2006, 02:16 PM   #5
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Yep. An idiot in charge. And at least one idiot following orders. (I'll give the minors a pass.)
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Old 03-22-2006, 06:58 PM   #6
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So these people saw a road so remote and minimal that it saw zero traffic for 17 days, and thought they were on the right route? The required brain is not an available option, but at least skip the fireplace or the third TV and equip the motorhome with GPS!
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Old 03-22-2006, 07:51 PM   #7
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So these people saw a road so remote and minimal that it saw zero traffic for 17 days, and thought they were on the right route? The required brain is not an available option, but at least skip the fireplace or the third TV and equip the motorhome with GPS!

I think they knew where they were. Probably been over that road in the summer in some other vehicle. But dumb enough to try it in the winter with a big motor home. The road hadn't seen any traffice in about 3 months. In covered with snow.
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I'm absolutely with Byron on this one. I'm glad they're well, but ............

My question when I saw the newscast: If they thought they knew where they were, why did they wait over two weeks on an unused snowcovered road before walking for help? And why at night for crying out loud? Sheesh!
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why did they wait over two weeks on an unused snowcovered road before walking for help? And why at night for crying out loud?
..........'cause that's when the ran out????
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I had to laugh this morning... my wife mentioned this incident to me as she was getting ready to go to work... she said "You know, I really thought about us... we just did that too... and there was no cell reception there either..." referring to our recent trip from Moscow ID to Missoula MT over the 5,240 foot summit of Lolo Pass on Highway 12 pulling the Scamp 5th wheel home from Spokane...

But I gently reminded her that we checked the weather forecast before we left, and there were people on both sides of the continent who knew our route and roughly when we would arrive in Missoula and check in.

I'm not very bright, but I DID stay in a Holiday Inn the following night in Sheridan.

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Old 03-23-2006, 07:32 AM   #11
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The cold, dead hand of Darwin was hovering above them to grab them as Darwin Award Candidates for 2006, when a Forest Service employee snached them out of the running.

For now.
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The cold, dead hand of Darwin was hovering above them to grab them as Darwin Award Candidates for 2006, when a Forest Service employee snached them out of the running.

For now.
Although they didn't remove themselves from the gene pool, they should qualify for an honorable mention.
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The cold, dead hand of Darwin was hovering above them to grab them as Darwin Award Candidates for 2006, when a Forest Service employee snatched them out of the running.
My thoughts exactly! All I could think of when I saw them on TV was to cringe and think... "Oh my gosh, now everyone is going to think that these people are representational of Roseburg, Oregon (our next largest town)." Made me want to hide.

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My thoughts exactly! All I could think of when I saw them on TV was to cringe and think... "Oh my gosh, now everyone is going to think that these people are representational of Roseburg, Oregon (our next largest town)." Made me want to hide.

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They're NOT?

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