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    Default As a hiker how do you want to kick the bucket.

    Told my wife that when I die I want to kick the bucket in the Smokies. Kind of hike off into the sunset. Ran into a guy in the Grayson Highland area that was in his late 70 or early eighties. His wife would drop him off and he would tell the rangers where he was hiking so they would know where to look for him if he had a probelm.

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    My first choice would be a nice, clean heart attack* immediately following a long, drawn out redhead wrangling contest.

    My second choice would be a nice, clean heart attack, just as I top out a really good view.

    * I mean one of those "gone like I was hit in the head with a sledge hammer" type heart attacks.

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    Jan 1st, right after a brilliant sunrise. Found dead on the lower platform of Icewater Springs Shelter. No reservations, no permit!
    Last edited by papa john; 12-14-2008 at 11:03. Reason: Thanks LW! Having a senior moment...
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    lower platform of what and where?

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    With a healthy mind and body. I've seen too many who can not care for themselves as they age. It's my goal to never be in that condition.

    If I ever feel as though I'm headed in that direction I will find the biggest baddest grizzly bear and bitch-slap his ass.

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    Lightning strike on Katahdin

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    Not like the man a few weeks ago, on rainbow falls trail a little ways from bullhead, never made it to the top of LeConte, sad.

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    Death after cougar wrestling

    either type of cougar will do

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    At the end of a rainbow, I wanna ruin the damned rumor about a pot of gold, instead it'll just be my bloated ass out there

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    after hearing a grizz chuffing and breaking trees while I was hiking in valdez I can pretty much gaurantee I don't want to go that way .

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    on a bar stool at dot's, which is on the AT, watching the masters tournament on the tube

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    I've informed my kin if I ever (when) go hiking without my dogs, don't come looking for me. Also won't leave an itinerary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy nichols View Post
    I've informed my kin if I ever (when) go hiking without my dogs, don't come looking for me. Also won't leave an itinerary.
    Might be best to do that a bit north, with the wind at your back.

    Me, I'm going to Switzerland. Good chocolate there.

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    The white mountains of NH seem to be a popular place for people to die, some by accident and some who just don't want to be found. I can think of a couple people in the last year who went there for the sole purpose of dying and have not been found.
    Me? Anywhere face down so the world can kiss my arse.!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudhead View Post
    Might be best to do that a bit north, with the wind at your back.

    Me, I'm going to Switzerland. Good chocolate there.
    Very north I miss the mountains.

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    How many dogs do you have Cowboy ?

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    lol mudhead... anywhere with chocolate would be alright with me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yappy View Post
    How many dogs do you have Cowboy ?
    One Germanshep 2yrs old in training to hike and one 3# chihuahua , she really blows my lite wt. list.

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    I actually watched an old guy die of a heart attack on a ski trail. We worked him for a while until help came from a nearby ski area, they pronounced him. It was at the end of a great day of backcountry skiing, a great day with close friends, in his seventies still out enjoying the woods, a perfect powder day...I wanted to lift his dead hand and high-five him, what a way to go. If he hadn't already picked it, I would do it that way.
    "Throw a loaf of bread and a pound of tea in an old sack and jump over the back fence." John Muir on expedition planning

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    I'm not quite sure of the method, but I'd like to go on my birthday. That seems neat and clean; start and finish on a complete calendar loop. My birthday is the day after Christmas. I'm feeling pretty good today, so I'm hoping it's not this year.

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