A Hail Storm Over Ice
First it was a mountain goat and now it’s ice, what’s next a hail storm? Seems like that’s what the “ice "has caused . I’m Susan Allen stay tuned for Open Range, It appears that the lawyer that attempted to sue the Forest Service over a goat that gored a hiker has now taken the case of a family of an 11-year-old girl who was killed when she was struck by falling ice in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The suit alleges that the Forest Service didn’t post warning signs citing the risks of collapsing ice and snow. Sitting on the Eastern side of the state surrounded by mountain ranges that have taken many climbers, hikers, hunter, four wheelers and snow mobilers lives, I just have to shake my head and wonder what our world is coming to , ah but I admit to having a ray of hope not everyone has lost all common sense after reading comments to this latest lawsuit in the Seattle Times . Roy from Olympia wrote “I am, very sorry for the little girl. Suing the government though, just seems wrong. No sense of personal responsibility? Do we want signs next to every bluff in America, warning us to keep back? Every big rock? Every swift river? You want a lot of signs, go downtown.” From Tacoma, " It's always amazing how people say it's not about the money. It's always about the money. The harder we work to make the great outdoors accessible to all, the less people seem to feel personally responsible to be prepared to visit these places. " Couldn't have said it better myself.