I think it was just her way of saying he dies doing what he loved. Something I think most of us wish for.
Or see any reason to think that the temperature in June of 2017 had anything to do with the other fellow, Randy Bilyeu, who was said to have disappeared LAST YEAR. Maybe that fool froze himself to death in winter. Or not, Perhaps Mr. Bilyeu got himself lost and starved, or fell and was injured while climbing around in the wilderness and was eaten by coyotes. But it surely wasn't about whatever heat might exist now, A YEAR LATER and two time zones away. At this moment the temperatures in the mountainous wilderness areas around Santa Fe and the like are about eighty-something degrees.Quote: billryan
....They eventually found his vehicle along the Rio Grande.
At the edge of the water, officers saw two red ropes tied together and to a large rock. Receipts in Wallace's vehicle indicated the ropes belonged to him.
Rescuers spent two days searching the river until rafters spotted a body downstream — about 7 miles from where Wallace was last believed to have been....
From ACTUALLY READING the copied account of the demise of these two snipe hunters, one really wouldn't start to imagine that the temperature had anything to do with Mr. Wallace going into the RIVER and drowning himself in it:Or see any reason to think that the temperature in June of 2017 had anything to do with the other fellow, Randy Bilyeu, who was said to have disappeared LAST YEAR. Maybe that fool froze himself to death in winter. Or not, Perhaps Mr. Bilyeu got himself lost and starved, or fell and was injured while climbing around in the wilderness and was eaten by coyotes. But it surely wasn't about whatever heat might exist now, A YEAR LATER and two time zones away. At this moment the temperatures in the mountainous wilderness areas around Santa Fe and the like are about eighty-something degrees.
Espanola is in the mountainous high country above Santa Fe, not far from a part of the Apache reservation. It is nestled in the Rocky Mountains that form the Continental Divide. And it is about 20-25 degrees cooler than Las Vegas, NV, or 25-30 degrees colder than Phoenix, AZ. And the higher elevation mountain areas all around it would be lower, getting downright chilly.Quote:
traveled to the Espanola area
Chill, Billdude. No anger, and I ain't all that young. I completely understand that you understood that it was just kinda sorta related, but actually introducing something else not really about any heat thing going on here and now. And I'm glad you mentioned it. I hope chatter about it continues, so I get to make fun of the snipe hunt.
The "actually reading" and related remarks about relevance to this week's weather hereabouts were not about you. Some other folks have trouble reading stuff, and went off making their own very different version, implying that those two people just croaked yesterday because heat struck them down, entirely different from the actual text of what you posted. You didn't make anyone do that. It happens a lot around here, because the site does disproportionately attract folks who are challenged in literacy and attention span. Part of the territory of hanging on the 'net with gamblers; their impulsive imagination takes just a few random fragments and goes off & makes up stuff; and they can't help it.
But there is one thing that is serious. Not because I say so. It is necessary to stop cutting and pasting entire articles, and posting them without attribution. That is flat out theft, and has potential legal and financial consequences for people who run web forums. Please take this suggestion to heart, which is also by necessity a general rule of all public forums, including this one:
The thing to do is to post just a quoted excerpt of maybe a few sentences or a paragraph or so that gives an idea of what it is all about, with attribution indicating whose work and property it is and a link to the original for people to go to the source to read the rest. If you don't like getting that from me because I've been annoying in this exchange, I totally understand; Annoyance is my middle name, I am: "Drwg. Annoyance Dead." Then in that case, please do get the word on that from the moderators and owners here, or look at it in the forum rules if you don't want to ask about it. It is something that's necessary for all of us using forums to discuss things that involve content that's created by others, kept by them in their places and owned by them.
That part doesn't have to do with me being anything. It has to do with not getting the people running the place here sued and costing them a whole bunch of money. Besides respecting others' work and the property they create.