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News Week of June 10, 2013

Update on what is happening outside with a legal and risk management slant

 

Legal

 

Inflatable climbing wall case injury from a party thrown by a health club stretched the release

 

 

It took an appeal of the issues to win, the trial court held for the plaintiff.

 

Citation: Vinson v. Paramount Pictures Corporation et al., 2013 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 3380

 

See http://rec-law.us/13xSnSP

 

 

 

If you don’t want hurt by a tree, don’t camp under one

 

This is a follow up on a lawsuit filed by a man injured when a tree fell on him at a #BSA camp. It is said that he suffered such traumatic injuries, however the facts still remain. You cannot see the rot, death or decay of trees as they stand. If you do not want to be hit by a tree if it falls, don’t camp under any trees.

 

See http://rec-law.us/195vybc

 

 

 

If a tree falls in the woods, is there someone around to start a lawsuit?

 

English: Kalmiopsis Wilderness in the Rogue Ri...

English: Kalmiopsis Wilderness in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest of southwest Oregon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

It’s the woods, where do you think, you are?

 

Another person has filed a lawsuit claiming injuries from a tree that fell on them. In this case, the person was driving through the Rogue River National Forest when a tree fell and hit his truck.

 

See http://rec-law.us/11d80fu

 

 

 

Strava wins, cyclists still dead

 

Strava wins lawsuit claim it was responsible for cyclist death. Claim was strava induced cyclists to ride recklessly which killed him.

 

Hopefully, Strava can receive sanctions for defending against this stupid suit.

 

See http://rec-law.us/11d7TAr

 

 

 

2 different Hot Air Balloon crashes injured 6 people in one day in Jefferson and Boulder

 

English: The Saturday morning launch, overlook...

English: The Saturday morning launch, overlooking Prospect Lake, in downtown Colorado Springs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

counties, Colorado.

 

See http://rec-law.us/12clLA1

 

 

 

1 #Scout Leader dead, 5 other youth and adults with heat related injuries.

 

See http://rec-law.us/11pdF0K

 

 

 

Paddlesports

 

Everyone needs to read this. This describes what actually occurs when someone is drowning. It is NOT what you have seen on TV and in movies. Read and memorize this.

 

See http://rec-law.us/15TyeYj

 

 

 

Lawsuit filed over rafting death. Allegations are supposedly “misrepresented the danger of the rafting and navigated through Seidel Suck Hole and Twin Falls carelessly.”

 

See http://rec-law.us/11kWcGV

 

 

 

Cycling

 

Park your bike.

 

Here are 6 solutions to parking bikes. When cycling is a real mode of transportation, solutions can become real, elegant, part of the cityscape and in a few cases beautiful.

 

See http://rec-law.us/1a4Bm6v

 

 

 

Good luck and great riding!

 

10 @Scouts and 2 leaders are cycling from coast to coast. Every couple of years this @BSA unit tackles this trip to raise money for the North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

 

You can follow the @Scouts through their website: http://www.lucky13biketrip.com/

 

See http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2013/06/10/lucky13/

 

 

 

Moab is going to have a new 3 day stage mountain bike race this October. Called Moab Rocks, the race

 

moab-60

moab-60 (Photo credit: AndrewSBishop)

 

will average 30 miles a day with 3-5000 feet of climbing each day.

 

See http://rec-law.us/14pULfs

 

 

 

15 seconds including a crash

 

15 second video of a mountain bike crash. Read the story below it adds to the pain and fun.

 

See http://rec-law.us/14BVJ4Y

 

 

 

A new The Spokesmen.com podcast is out. Bunching and Chafeeing with @carltonreid @RecreationLaw @bikehugger @Rich_Kelly @DonnaTocci @neilroad and the fearless leader @Fredcast

 

See http://bit.ly/eO5bA9

 

 

 

#Tour of Utah scores a major coup with the tour going through several National Parks. The tour is going through Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This will be a great ride both for riders and spectators.

 

See http://rec-law.us/102m1RP

 

 

 

Peregrine Falcon chases a mountain biker. #Bikehugger always finds great stories.

 

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

See http://rec-law.us/102l7Vo

 

 

 

Challenge Courses/Zip Lines

 

Let’s see when we get married let’s….

 

Zip line and wedding, yes recipe for online video disaster

 

See http://rec-law.us/1bzJl9q

 

 

 

College course in movie.

 

The Georgia Tech Leadership Challenge Course is in the background of the new film Internship.

 

See http://rec-law.us/14BVXsM

 

 

 

Mountaineering/Climbing

 

#Yosemite’s El Capitan has been mapped……geologically.

 

See http://rec-law.us/13CUinG

 

 

 

Environment

 

Those pretty things that amazed us as kids are disappearing

 

BUTTERFLIES OF FLORIDA

BUTTERFLIES OF FLORIDA (Photo credit: cuatrok77)

 

 

2 #butterflies are now considered extinct in Southern Florida. The Zestos and rockland grass skippers are gone.

 

See http://rec-law.us/13UhvSE

 

 

 

Beautiful “full size” photos of #whales.

 

See http://rec-law.us/169b68q

 

 

 

First Aid/Wilderness Medicine

 

Rare but still possible, what to do if you are bit by a venomous snake.

 

This site is from a friend of mine, an expert on venomous snake bites. Forget everything from prior to 2000 and anything you ever saw on TV and read this.  Thanks @Keith

 

See http://rec-law.us/17HmM5A

 

 

 

Outdoor Life

 

Great video of how storm cells develop.

 

See http://rec-law.us/14TmeTD

 

 

 

The FDA issued new rules for sunscreen labeling this year. #TheAdventurePost has a great article on understanding the rules.

 

See http://rec-law.us/15Tzg6L

 

 

 

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