Dayle volunteered with me at Multnomah Falls yesterday as Shirley was under the weather. It was a chilly damp day but we still had plenty of visitors - even though there was an landslide which closed the road on the Historic Columbia River Highway. Speaking of which we didn't remember it was there and had to go to the Dodson exit, the long way around, to get to the lodge. I called from the car and ordered lunch for the two of us as it took so much longer to get there. That worked well!
We had a nice afternoon helping people from all over the world to make the most of their visit to the gorge.. and then.. the phone rang and it was a hiker telling me that another hiker had fallen off the trail, hit her head on rock, was bleeding and could a USFS Ranger come and help her back down the trail. We have no USFS staff on site on Wed and Thur. I asked if they wanted us to call 911 and the lady declined.
Then we found out that Corbett Fire District 14 Rescue was also called to help a person who twisted their ankle on the trail and wanted help.
This ambulance was in front and there were two more out in the freeway parking lot.
And two unmarked police cars were up on the plaza.
The two injured hikers were both brought down and taken to the hospital. When we headed home we had to go by Horsetail Falls and we saw 3 police cars there and saw on the TV news that a hiker had gotten lost up THERE using faulty GPS directions and was finally found at 3 am, cold and wet but alive.
In the news today --
While the House was working to strip health care from millions of Americans, Senate Republicans voted to let big corporations sell your web browsing history.
Now any person or entity with a big enough wallet can pay to learn wherever you have been on the internet. It's a gross invasion of privacy and that's why the FCC passed a rule to ban this. But Senate Republicans voted to overturn the rule.
By overturning this commonsense rule, the Senate voted to allow internet service providers like Comcast to sell private information including your browser history, what applications you use, even your location. I’m outraged that Republicans voted to make Americans choose between their privacy and internet access. There will be more attacks on consumer privacy and protections to favor big corporations and we must continue to fight them. This is completely unacceptable.
I'm not happy with this... how about you? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)