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(National Parks Traveler)   Man goes for a barefoot stroll in the dunes. Unfortunately, the dunes were in the high desert of White Sands National Monument, and 14 miles later he was lost without water or shoes. Fortunately, his cell phone saved his dumb, barefoot ass   (nationalparkstraveler.com) divider line 81
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2013-05-10 10:58:17 AM
"a ranger's detailed knowledge of his park proved to be the saving factor. "

Wow, just wow.  I can't imagine being anyone familiar enough to locate an idiot a huge sand dune by their description.
 
2013-05-10 11:17:10 AM
The guy was hiking barefoot in sand and got lost?!?! Couldn't he have just followed his own trail back to his car?
 
2013-05-10 11:19:09 AM

EvilEgg: "a ranger's detailed knowledge of his park proved to be the saving factor. "

Wow, just wow.  I can't imagine being anyone familiar enough to locate an idiot a huge sand dune by their description.


Basic orienteering.  Have the idiot look at one known thing (the vegetation) and figure out how many degrees you have to turn to look at another known thing (the structure).  Draw a couple of lines on the map and they intersect somewhere in the neighborhood of the idiot.  Go to that area and look for footprints then follow them to the idiot.
 
2013-05-10 11:23:54 AM

Arthur Jumbles: The guy was hiking barefoot in sand and got lost?!?! Couldn't he have just followed his own trail back to his car?


wind + time = no footprints.
 
2013-05-10 11:25:27 AM
Dispatch: All right, your current location?
  Wiggum: Oh, uh, I'm, er, I'm on a road.  Uh, looks to be asphalt...oh,
          geez, trees, shrubs...er, I'm directly under the earth's
          sun...now!
 
2013-05-10 11:38:00 AM

SlothB77: Arthur Jumbles: The guy was hiking barefoot in sand and got lost?!?! Couldn't he have just followed his own trail back to his car?

wind + time = no footprints.


I was thinking it started snowing.
 
2013-05-10 11:38:46 AM
Truly, this guy is no fremen.
 
2013-05-10 11:42:11 AM
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2013-05-10 11:42:35 AM

SlothB77: Arthur Jumbles: The guy was hiking barefoot in sand and got lost?!?! Couldn't he have just followed his own trail back to his car?

wind + time = no footprints.


It's where God was carrying him in His hoveround.
 
2013-05-10 11:43:18 AM
Does anyone have a Les Stroud facepalm pic?
 
2013-05-10 11:44:06 AM

stuhayes2010: Truly, this guy is no fremen.


I don't know -- maybe if he walked with rhythm, he would have figured out how to get back to his car.

//I'm presuming there are no sandworms in New Mexico.
 
2013-05-10 11:45:59 AM
He should have brought a piece of sandpaper with him


/as a map, in case he got lost.
 
2013-05-10 11:46:58 AM
Oblig...

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-10 11:47:00 AM
"If you save your breath I feel a man like you can manage it. And if you don't manage it, you'll die".

mw2.google.com
 
2013-05-10 11:47:17 AM
If only there were some sort of trail that could have led him back to where he began...

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2013-05-10 11:48:14 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [s21.postimg.org image 512x372]


No GPS?

Figured the story was going to be guy goes on short walk (hence no shoes or water).  Gets lost and uses GPS to get back, end of story.
 
2013-05-10 11:49:02 AM

spentmiles: [i43.tinypic.com image 480x360]


Was that a Frampton reference in my store?
 
2013-05-10 11:49:10 AM
What hiking in dunes may look like.

dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2013-05-10 11:49:37 AM
He wanted to be one with nature.  He almost succeeded.
 
2013-05-10 11:50:24 AM
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Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go....
 
2013-05-10 11:50:30 AM
Darwin misses.
 
2013-05-10 11:50:34 AM
"Man goes for a barefoot stroll in the dunes. Unfortunately, the dunes were in the high desert of White Sands National Monument, and 14 miles later he was lost without water or shoes. Fortunately, his cell phone saved his dumb, barefoot ass"

One would think the bolded part would be obvious from the first part. If he came back with shoes, I'd have some questions.
 
2013-05-10 11:51:22 AM

spentmiles: [i43.tinypic.com image 480x360]


no bass?
 
2013-05-10 11:51:27 AM
I can't get signal in the suburbs but he can call from the middle of the desert?
 
2013-05-10 11:54:12 AM
I'm curious about the GPS coordinates not locating him.  Was there a bug or did the dumbass read his GPS coords to the SAR Team and then start moving around some more?
 
2013-05-10 11:55:36 AM

VTGremlin: What hiking in dunes may look like.

[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 640x480]


What hiking the hiking the Appalachian trail might look like...

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2013-05-10 11:56:32 AM
He provided coordinates from his smart phone's GPS application, and rangers and personnel from Alamo West SAR responded to the corresponding location. Unfortunately, when rescuers arrived, there was no sign of the lost hiker.

Even crappy, pseudo-GPS, based on cell phone tower triangulation should place you within a couple of hundred feet of your actual location. I going to assume that he continued to wander around after calling his rescuers.
 
2013-05-10 11:59:05 AM
I once went hiking into the Indiana Dunes barefoot when I was 10 years old.  The problem was that the sand got very hot in the afternoon sun, which required my friend and I to sprint to each shaded area.

Yes, Indiana has dunes and it's probably the coolest landscape in the entire state.  That's not saying a lot.
 
2013-05-10 11:59:23 AM
I hope he gets billed for the rescue services.
 
2013-05-10 11:59:38 AM
I read that as "lost without water shoes" and thought, No shiat. He's in a freakin' desert. What the hell does he need water shoes for?

Also, did fark just get spellcheck? If so, cool, but someone should probably teach it to recognize fark. Because that's kind of a common word around here.
 
2013-05-10 11:59:39 AM
Got to him just in time.

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2013-05-10 12:03:26 PM

EvilEgg: I can't get signal in the suburbs but he can call from the middle of the desert?


I'm betting he didn't have GPS coordinates but some approximation generated by cell tower triangulation.
 
2013-05-10 12:04:48 PM
Subby said barefoot twice.
 
2013-05-10 12:05:45 PM

NutWrench: He provided coordinates from his smart phone's GPS application, and rangers and personnel from Alamo West SAR responded to the corresponding location. Unfortunately, when rescuers arrived, there was no sign of the lost hiker.

Even crappy, pseudo-GPS, based on cell phone tower triangulation should place you within a couple of hundred feet of your actual location. I going to assume that he continued to wander around after calling his rescuers.


Well the article says that he is 25 years old. From that, I'm going to conclude that he's a helpless moron.

Supporting evidence is:
1) He was barefoot
2) He decided 10AM was a good time to start a hike in full sunlight
 
2013-05-10 12:06:38 PM
Here's another wrinkle to the story: I can tell you from my experiences int he Black Rock desert that Gypsum deserts also happen to be more than a little alkaline, meaning that it burns and dries bare skin rather severly over a fairly short time, meaning if this guy went barefoot, he was probably hating life by the end of his stroll
 
2013-05-10 12:06:41 PM
i.imgur.com

I have to ask... wasn't it a trifle unnecessary to see the crack in the indian's bottom?

/We're almost there, Fark.  We've almost hit every last wandering-through-the-desert reference!
 
2013-05-10 12:07:12 PM

BarkingUnicorn: EvilEgg: I can't get signal in the suburbs but he can call from the middle of the desert?

I'm betting he didn't have GPS coordinates but some approximation generated by cell tower triangulation.


FTA:
"He provided coordinates from his smart phone's GPS application"
 
2013-05-10 12:08:07 PM

EvilEgg: I can't get signal in the suburbs but he can call from the middle of the desert?


No signal? Dune hear.
 
2013-05-10 12:09:41 PM

EvilEgg: "a ranger's detailed knowledge of his park proved to be the saving factor. "

Wow, just wow.  I can't imagine being anyone familiar enough to locate an idiot a huge sand dune by their description.


It's New Mexico, not Tattooine. Lots of landmarks to orient yourself if you're paying attention.
 
2013-05-10 12:10:47 PM

BonesJackson: [i.imgur.com image 450x249]

I have to ask... wasn't it a trifle unnecessary to see the crack in the indian's bottom?

/We're almost there, Fark.  We've almost hit every last wandering-through-the-desert reference!


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-10 12:11:06 PM

BonesJackson: /We're almost there, Fark. We've almost hit every last wandering-through-the-desert reference!


In the desert,
you can't remember your name
cause there ain't no one
for to give you no pain.
 
2013-05-10 12:14:01 PM
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2013-05-10 12:14:03 PM

ha-ha-guy: I'm curious about the GPS coordinates not locating him.  Was there a bug or did the dumbass read his GPS coords to the SAR Team and then start moving around some more?


You do realize that phone GPS's are only accurate to within 10 meters...  Maybe would be rescuers didn't think to ask the guy standing 10 meters away fro the given spot.
 
2013-05-10 12:15:50 PM
Been to White Sands a few times.  Of those times I was there it was so crowded I couldn't have gotten lost if I had wanted to.  Also, I didn't wander off too far from the roads, or trails.  I love watching survival shows where it's always some dumb ass, alone, unfamiliar with the territory, that decides to go off the trails in search of adventure, and then nearly end up dead due to their own stupidity.

The things below have saved my dumb ass from peril several times.

1. Always carry a map, plenty of water, and any emergency supplies you might need.  Any hike I go on (be it 1 mile or 20) I ALWAYS have a pack with plenty of supplies with me at all times.

2. Stay on the trials, or within site of the trails.  If you get turned around or disoriented, don't panic and wander off aimlessly.  Retrace your steps if necessary.

3. Take someone with you.  If you are unfamiliar with the territory don't go it alone.
 
2013-05-10 12:18:23 PM

MrSteve007: "Man goes for a barefoot stroll in the dunes. Unfortunately, the dunes were in the high desert of White Sands National Monument, and 14 miles later he was lost without water or shoes. Fortunately, his cell phone saved his dumb, barefoot ass"

One would think the bolded part would be obvious from the first part. If he came back with shoes, I'd have some questions.


WelldeadLink: Subby said barefoot twice.


Repetition for comedic effect is your friend.

Repetition for comedic effect is your friend.

Repetition for comedic effect is....
 
2013-05-10 12:27:21 PM

bedtundy: Been to White Sands a few times.  Of those times I was there it was so crowded I couldn't have gotten lost if I had wanted to.  Also, I didn't wander off too far from the roads, or trails.  I love watching survival shows where it's always some dumb ass, alone, unfamiliar with the territory, that decides to go off the trails in search of adventure, and then nearly end up dead due to their own stupidity.

The things below have saved my dumb ass from peril several times.

1. Always carry a map, plenty of water, and any emergency supplies you might need.  Any hike I go on (be it 1 mile or 20) I ALWAYS have a pack with plenty of supplies with me at all times.

2. Stay on the trials, or within site of the trails.  If you get turned around or disoriented, don't panic and wander off aimlessly.  Retrace your steps if necessary.

3. Take someone with you.  If you are unfamiliar with the territory don't go it alone.



Good advice, to be sure.  But you should consider a compass also.  And a map won't do you a lot of good if you're not somewhat familiar with the territory.
 
2013-05-10 12:27:23 PM
Unbelievable.  I go there a few times per year, and there is always the craggly mtns to the west to orient you.  This guy is just stupid.
 
2013-05-10 12:28:28 PM
fusionanomaly.net

Our hero's inspiration?
 
2013-05-10 12:45:46 PM
He's lucky the Jawas didn't find him first.
 
2013-05-10 12:50:02 PM

wren337: BonesJackson: [i.imgur.com image 450x249]

I have to ask... wasn't it a trifle unnecessary to see the crack in the indian's bottom?

/We're almost there, Fark.  We've almost hit every last wandering-through-the-desert reference!

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

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