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2020-07-22 3:10:48 AM  
Three Fingered Jack is a popular hike for experienced and technical mountaineers east of Sweet Home.

Todd Adelman, 19, of Aumsville


Well there's the problem.

Aumsville is WEST of Sweet Home.

Shoulda been from somewhere else, kid. The mountain has rules, apparently... And it said it's not for you.
 
2020-07-22 4:37:46 AM  
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yeah, yeah, I know where I'm headed.
 
2020-07-22 5:19:53 AM  
I never climbed it, but always thought it would be a monster to get to one of the summits.
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This is about as close as I would come to hiking that mountain. This was taken near Sisters. There's a closer view, but not as impressive as you drive over the Santiam Pass and start the western slope descent on the highway.
 
2020-07-22 5:22:54 AM  
Three Fingered Jack is the mascot for my boy scout disaster relief erotic massage service.

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2020-07-22 6:00:04 AM  
That's why I stick to One Eyed Jack's

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2020-07-22 7:25:55 AM  
3 finger jack off?
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Yes please
 
2020-07-22 7:38:18 AM  
Subby, you made me feel bad for laughing.
 
2020-07-22 7:41:41 AM  
It wasn't the fall that killed him.

It was the sudden stop at the end.
 
2020-07-22 7:44:03 AM  
This reminds me of the time I helped my Uncle Jack off a horse...

/I don't mean to make light of the situation, feel terribly for the kid and his friends/family
 
2020-07-22 7:47:00 AM  

srb68: It wasn't the fall that killed him.

It was the sudden stop at the end.


It ain't the fallin' that kills you
Or brings on those headaches my friend
No motion will spoil the ride that you take
It's that sudden stop at the end
 
2020-07-22 9:23:00 AM  

eKonk: This reminds me of the time I helped my Uncle Jack off a horse...

/I don't mean to make light of the situation, feel terribly for the kid and his friends/family


Yeah - and I'm afraid we may be seeing some more sad stories like this.
People are starting to leave quarantine, and they are all excited about getting to do things outdoors, and I fear that some folks will go out for things that are beyond their experience level and comfort zone, in their excitement - and that leads to tragedies.
My neighborhood in the West San Fernando Valley is practically resounding with the thumps and cracks of middle aged guys who just ran out and bought their first mountain bike in twenty years slamming into lampposts.
I get it - it's great to be outdoors again - but try to remember that discretion is the better part of valor.
 
2020-07-22 9:40:11 AM  

jso2897: eKonk: This reminds me of the time I helped my Uncle Jack off a horse...

/I don't mean to make light of the situation, feel terribly for the kid and his friends/family

Yeah - and I'm afraid we may be seeing some more sad stories like this.
People are starting to leave quarantine, and they are all excited about getting to do things outdoors, and I fear that some folks will go out for things that are beyond their experience level and comfort zone, in their excitement - and that leads to tragedies.
My neighborhood in the West San Fernando Valley is practically resounding with the thumps and cracks of middle aged guys who just ran out and bought their first mountain bike in twenty years slamming into lampposts.
I get it - it's great to be outdoors again - but try to remember that discretion is the better part of valor.


You're not kidding - I pretty much fit the type you're describing.  I'd like to claim I stay within my skill level, but that's most likely because I live in an area with relatively gentle terrain. It's not any sort of wisdom that's keeping me from being a Fark story, it's practical limitation.

/Plus no lampposts in my neighborhood
 
2020-07-22 9:47:57 AM  

eKonk: This reminds me of the time I helped my Uncle Jack off a horse...

/I don't mean to make light of the situation, feel terribly for the kid and his friends/family


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Look at me Daddy!!!   Look what I can do!!!
 
2020-07-22 10:14:52 AM  

puffy999: Three Fingered Jack is a popular hike for experienced and technical mountaineers east of Sweet Home.

Todd Adelman, 19, of Aumsville

Well there's the problem.

Aumsville is WEST of Sweet Home.

Shoulda been from somewhere else, kid. The mountain has rules, apparently... And it said it's not for you.


Yeah, I'm guessing 3FJ wasn't so popular with him
 
2020-07-22 11:06:05 AM  
My step mom lives outside of Sweethome. I've thought three finger jack looked interesting to scramble up for a while, maybe not so much now.
 
2020-07-22 2:41:04 PM  
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A mountain is something you don't want to fark with. RIP.
 
2020-07-22 2:41:06 PM  

Pugdaddyk: I never climbed it, but always thought it would be a monster to get to one of the summits.
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This is about as close as I would come to hiking that mountain. This was taken near Sisters. There's a closer view, but not as impressive as you drive over the Santiam Pass and start the western slope descent on the highway.


The summit by all accounts is pure scree and unstable rock. It's still pretty from a distance. Maintaining that distance is my game plan.
 
2020-07-22 3:59:09 PM  
I imagine that body recovery was pretty gruesome.
The people that recovered it should send his survivors thank you notes for the PTSD they'll experience the rest of their lives.
 
2020-07-22 5:00:00 PM  
People come in indoor cat and roaming cat varieties.

If you've never 'climbed' a mountain, you don't know.
Sucks to be you. Nobody lives forever. Buy your ticket, take your chances.

I grew up in the flat, but by 19 I'd climbed (read: hiked up) the two tallest in CO.

Odds are, he fell on the way down. Hope he broke his summit cherry before taking the big drop.
 
2020-07-23 4:40:09 AM  

caddisfly: Pugdaddyk: I never climbed it, but always thought it would be a monster to get to one of the summits.
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This is about as close as I would come to hiking that mountain. This was taken near Sisters. There's a closer view, but not as impressive as you drive over the Santiam Pass and start the western slope descent on the highway.

The summit by all accounts is pure scree and unstable rock. It's still pretty from a distance. Maintaining that distance is my game plan.


CSB: I took a trail into Mt. Thielsen near Crater Lake. It's a very easy three mile walk and very serene. Once one gets to the PCT, you have the option of going onto the PCT or continuing on a not so great trail up to the summit. It's loose dirt and the higher you get, it gets scree so bad it's one step forward, two back. I was in a t-shirt, jeans and old tennis shoes. I had not planned on going up the slope. Decided, aw hell, I'm going. Long story short, once you reach the top, there is a column of stone kind of like a chimney that you have to free climb up. It's not bad, just use common sense. At the top...wow. It's like a large table top and the 360° view is amazing. Just the hike to the column is worth the hike if you don't want to climb the rest. It's not called lightning rod of the cascades for nothing. The crystalized rock where the lightning hits it is amazing. Would I do it again..HELL YES. My favorite mountain hike.
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On the summit. 
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2020-07-23 8:29:38 AM  

Pugdaddyk: caddisfly: Pugdaddyk: I never climbed it, but always thought it would be a monster to get to one of the summits.
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This is about as close as I would come to hiking that mountain. This was taken near Sisters. There's a closer view, but not as impressive as you drive over the Santiam Pass and start the western slope descent on the highway.

The summit by all accounts is pure scree and unstable rock. It's still pretty from a distance. Maintaining that distance is my game plan.

CSB: I took a trail into Mt. Thielsen near Crater Lake. It's a very easy three mile walk and very serene. Once one gets to the PCT, you have the option of going onto the PCT or continuing on a not so great trail up to the summit. It's loose dirt and the higher you get, it gets scree so bad it's one step forward, two back. I was in a t-shirt, jeans and old tennis shoes. I had not planned on going up the slope. Decided, aw hell, I'm going. Long story short, once you reach the top, there is a column of stone kind of like a chimney that you have to free climb up. It's not bad, just use common sense. At the top...wow. It's like a large table top and the 360° view is amazing. Just the hike to the column is worth the hike if you don't want to climb the rest. It's not called lightning rod of the cascades for nothing. The crystalized rock where the lightning hits it is amazing. Would I do it again..HELL YES. My favorite mountain hike.
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The column at the summit
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On the summit. 
End CSB


Neat
 
2020-07-23 10:47:23 AM  

Pugdaddyk: caddisfly: Pugdaddyk: I never climbed it, but always thought it would be a monster to get to one of the summits.
[Fark user image image 425x318]
This is about as close as I would come to hiking that mountain. This was taken near Sisters. There's a closer view, but not as impressive as you drive over the Santiam Pass and start the western slope descent on the highway.

The summit by all accounts is pure scree and unstable rock. It's still pretty from a distance. Maintaining that distance is my game plan.

CSB: I took a trail into Mt. Thielsen near Crater Lake. It's a very easy three mile walk and very serene. Once one gets to the PCT, you have the option of going onto the PCT or continuing on a not so great trail up to the summit. It's loose dirt and the higher you get, it gets scree so bad it's one step forward, two back. I was in a t-shirt, jeans and old tennis shoes. I had not planned on going up the slope. Decided, aw hell, I'm going. Long story short, once you reach the top, there is a column of stone kind of like a chimney that you have to free climb up. It's not bad, just use common sense. At the top...wow. It's like a large table top and the 360° view is amazing. Just the hike to the column is worth the hike if you don't want to climb the rest. It's not called lightning rod of the cascades for nothing. The crystalized rock where the lightning hits it is amazing. Would I do it again..HELL YES. My favorite mountain hike.
[Fark user image image 425x318]
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The column at the summit
[Fark user image image 425x566]
On the summit. 
End CSB


You are braver (and younger) than I sir.  Huzzah!

In my glory days I climbed several non-technical summits. It's a unique feeling of accomplishment.  I also used to backcountry ski in the Diamond Peak wilderness.  Sadly I no longer have the leg strength or stamina to do either.
/I hit 50 like a brick wall
 
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