19 February 2007

Mt. Hood

Up front, we'll say we're very happy about this.

The dog, named Miss Velvet, is doing better than the humans, Trevor Liston said at a news conference Monday evening.

Good. It's not the poor Black Lab's fault that its idiot people dragged it up Mt. Freakin' Hood in winter.

Good dog.

Stupid people. Isn't this like the 37th dramatic-Mt.-Hood-rescue we've been subjected to on CNN in the past few months? It seems the Oregon legislature has introduced a measure that would require climbers headed above a certain elevation to carry position-pinpointing equipment to aid in rescues (this appears to be what saved this most recent group). I'd rather see Oregon start billing people who decided to ascend past a set elevation during these winter months when they require rescue.