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Old 03-09-2013, 07:30 AM
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40 student, staff hikers safe after getting lost in Ky. wilds

My goodness. For several whole hours? And with only a cell phone to guide the rescuers to them? In the dark? Ohh, the horrors and trauma those 37 students must have endured! Sheesh!

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:44 AM
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I never get lost !! There is always some one on here to tell me where to go !!
Its not as though they were young children, it was a group of University students with staff members as well. They had several cell phones. Probably the whole thing was played out on Face Book !!
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:10 AM
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I just don't know what to say.

40 student, staff hikers safe after getting lost in Ky. wilds

My goodness. For several whole hours? And with only a cell phone to guide the rescuers to them? In the dark? Ohh, the horrors and trauma those 37 students must have endured! Sheesh!
Well they WERE in KY after all. Mighta run in to some of them cross-eyed mountain folks.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:35 AM
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Quite often I'm told to get lost...
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:35 PM
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Well they WERE in KY after all. Mighta run in to some of them cross-eyed mountain folks.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:39 PM
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Wow, talk about stupid. They should have built a signal fire instead of using cell phones.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:48 PM
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:01 PM
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Perhaps they happened across a still sight that had a few quarts of KY's finest corn licker...The last time I had a few swallers of that stuff, I got lost on my front porch!



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Old 03-09-2013, 10:16 PM
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" They were on a five-mile trail shaped like a lollipop..."

Fricken pansies couldn't even find their way back on a trail that is essentially a one way....

Sounds like they were the types who couldn't read a map let alone have any natural sense of direction....All they had to do was go as the crow flies and head back the way they came from trail or not!

They all had cell signals yet none of them could find North....brilliant
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:43 PM
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:53 PM
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I often get lost in my own house.
I wish I had that problem. Where in Beverly Hills is your mansion?
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:57 PM
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:37 AM
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" They were on a five-mile trail shaped like a lollipop..."

Fricken pansies couldn't even find their way back on a trail that is essentially a one way....

Sounds like they were the types who couldn't read a map let alone have any natural sense of direction....All they had to do was go as the crow flies and head back the way they came from trail or not!

They all had cell signals yet none of them could find North....brilliant
I bet one had an iPhone and didn't think of using their compass that is built into the thing
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:52 AM
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I bet one had an iPhone and didn't think of using their compass that is built into the thing
No compass built into my iPhone.....

Took forever to find a decent compass app.

When hiking with my kids, I have them use a real compass anyway.
They show me where we are starting on the map, figure out what direction we are heading, take periodic looks at the compass....

Bet my 10yo could have gotten that group of losers home safe.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:55 AM
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40 student, staff hikers safe after getting lost in Ky. wilds

My goodness. For several whole hours? And with only a cell phone to guide the rescuers to them? In the dark? Ohh, the horrors and trauma those 37 students must have endured! Sheesh!
One of them was admitted to the hospital...???

WTF is wrong with people?

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