I can not fathom how a person can move to such a nice area, but yet still have the anger and rage that Coach feels towards tourists (and millenials, and me, and anyone who has the temerity to have a different opinion than him).
Like, what even is this:
Now we have fing millennials call DEC for a heli when they aren’t prepared to walk down the Mt. The only way to force personal responsibility in our pansy assed PC world is to either get insurance income from them or punish those idiots that expect the state to protect and bail them out.
I never cared to "punish those idiots." I always figured they would learn a lesson, and if not, living your life as an idiot is punishment enough.
I'm still happy to support free search and rescue. What if it's a 6 year old kid? Are you just gonna let that go if the parents can't pay for the S&R? The Whiteface cell phone rescue is the example of the wasted cost caused by idiots, but it's just an isolated event, and it provides endless hours of amusement for the rest of us, so there's really no downside.
We really should encourage people to get outdoors. Instead, we focus on the cost and danger, and ignore the benefits. That's the real indicator of a pansy-ass fearful culture.
I'd seen this article on FB but never clicked. I did think it was odd, but I didn't get that the "high peak" was Whiteface, the only high peak with a road to the summit.
Now I read the article. It seems like a mistake made by someone young and inexperienced.
I did some stupid things when I was young. I'm glad they are ok. If they are like most people I'm sure they learned something.
Agree with this^^^^
They are SO lucky they were in an area of the Dacks that their phone actually worked.
You can include me in this group though I can’t believe Harvey did anything as stupid as some of the shit I pulled in my youth. For some reason I feel like Camp could give me a run for my money though.