Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Survivorman, without the survive part

I was recently watching an episode of the television show Survivorman and came across the following line concerning the Sierra Nevada mountain range: "Every year, hundreds of thousands of hikers are drawn to the beauty of its peaks and waterways and many of them never make it out alive." Wow! So how big a percentage out of hundreds of thousands are we talking about here? Do they pick up the dead hikers on a daily basis or do they wait until spring and rake 'em up like they were fallen leaves? I don't know what's killing off hikers with the speed of a machine gun but it seems that Mother Nature isn't fooling around.