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    Default Nude hiker rescued in Boulder

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    Now theres a good case for using wind chill factor.

    She may have been suffering from hypothermia.
    The story was poorly written, at least from a factual point of view.

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    I hope she is well.
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    Seriously though, its well understood that people often get delusional and strip naked when suffering from later stages of hypothermia. It is possible that this might also happen in some cases in earlier stages of hypothermia, especially if combined with other disorienting factors such as being lost, being inexperienced, fatique, dehydration, or various mental conditions but not neccessarily extreme cases. Interesting to here the full story.

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    Might have started off as a stunt, or just something to do if it was sunny.

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    Classic hypothermia.....many victims of it are found nude.

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    Very plausible L.Wolf, but lets wait and see.

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    Lots of hippies and their children live in Colorado....nothing wrong with a little nude winter hiking... maybe it is classic drug use.

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    I have heard that people suffering hypothermia will strip down sometime, but does anyone know the reason why? I can understand if clothes are wet, but if you have something other than cotton on, you would be worse off without a fire or other clothing....right? I understand that you start losing it when your core temp drops.
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    People with hypothermia strip because they are mentally disoriented and feel like they are way too hot instead of way too cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
    People with hypothermia strip because they are mentally disoriented and feel like they are way too hot instead of way too cold.

    Guess that would do it.
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    When you get moderately to extremely hypothermic you start to feel warm, sometimes hot, as in G-D it's hot in this here snow cave I need to peel off some layers.

    further proof that god has a sense of humor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsy View Post
    Only in Boulder, hey mags whats up with this?
    Glad someone spotted her, brrrrrr
    At least she wasn't wearing cotton ....

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    Usually, by the time a drug is old enough to be considered a classic, it has lost all it's potency.

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    I've heard the phenomena explained different ways. One was as FD explained, that we get disoriented and think we are overheated. Another is that more advanced parts of the brain shut down and we revert to a more primal state, and take off clothes because they are encumbering us. In some cases a pair of victims have been found naked and frozen but engaged in sex. That last part might just be an urban myth. Not sure.

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    This is what the cop said: "He came across a naked female on the trail, and at 14 degrees, he thought that was an issue," Parker said. So I guess if it was, say, 64 degrees, he would have just let her go? Things sure are different in Boulder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic View Post
    This is what the cop said: "He came across a naked female on the trail, and at 14 degrees, he thought that was an issue," Parker said. So I guess if it was, say, 64 degrees, he would have just let her go? Things sure are different in Boulder!

    I thought the same thing. Maybe that was her way of finding "fellowship with the wilderness"...

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