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Originally posted by hiii_98
sitting on a ranch is NOT investigating when you have the actual action within LEGAL hiking distance. Please explain the "real investigation" ... a bunch of old men sitting around a campfire with a camera and scope again is NOT an investigation ...its a joke. Climbing the mountian with all sorts of recording devices while coodinating with those below watching the events IS an actual investigation in my humble opinion.....
[edit on 11-3-2009 by hiii_98]
Summary: This is a serious climb. You should only go with someone who's done it before. It's close to 7000ft over 5.8 miles. There is a trail from Cold Springs campground up to the first glacier, and from there you have to know your way.There's snow year round. Many climbers camp overnight at elevation (6-9000 feet) and summit the following day. We did this in one day, starting out at 6:15. Depending on the time of year, you can get into serious weather. You need to be physically prepared, and you need a good day pack with lots of water, energy bars, layers of clothing and emergency supplies. It gets cold at the top - 12,285'.You should know the symptoms of altitude sickness. You have to be ready to slide (glissade) down, or the walk will be very strenuous. All that said, when you summit you will be at one of the highest points in the Northwest, and there aren't too many experiences you'll go through in life that are more rewarding. Be SAFE! Go with an experienced person.
Originally posted by Crakeur
we did not go up the mountain but we did see some hikers in the vicinity of the lights from the previous night. Rob spent extra time there with his crew and I am fairly sure he spoke with James about hiking and who's allowed etc. I remember being told that the local native americans control the mountain so trying to access the portal and all that other stuff would need approval. James says he's been there and said he could get approval if needed.
Maybe chrisonabike can add some input here with regards to the mountain.
1993, Professors Derr and Persinger put forward a theory that earth lights may be generated piezoelectrically under a tectonic strain. This theory suggests that the strains which move faults also causes heat in the rocks, vaporising the water in them. Rocks and soils containing piezoelectric elements such as quartz (or silicon) may also produce electricity, which is channeled up through soils via a column of vaporised water until it reaches the surface — somehow displaying itself in the form of earth lights. If correct, this explains why such lights can behave in an electrical and erratic – or even apparently intelligent – manner Persinger, M.A. (1993). Perceptual and Motor Skills. "Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXIV. Man-made fluid injections into the crust and reports of luminous phenomena (UFO Reports) - is the strain field an aseismically propagating hydrological pulse?". Derr, J.S. (1993). Perceptual and Motor Skills. "Seasonal hydrological load and regional luminous phenomena (UFO reports) within river systems: the Mississippi Valley test.".