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Old 04-04-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Question Canadian Couple lost in Oregon

A Canadian couple from Penticton, BC was on their way from Penticton to Las Vegas for a Trade Show. Last Video clip is from a Gas Station in Baker City, OR. Police now is searching from around Baker City. On that Gas Station was the last Transaction on their Credit Card. They were driving an ASTRO Van (light brown).

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Do you have the link to the story?
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:56 PM   #3
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Question All over Canadian TV Stations

But here is a website:

Canadian couple missing in Eastern Oregon | kgw.com | Local News | Portland, Oregon

Hope we find them soon?
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Old 05-07-2011, 12:17 PM   #4
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Lightbulb FOUND

They FOUND the wife yesterday in the Van after 7 weeks near Elko, NV on a logging road. 400 km south of Baker City, OR (last seen). They got lost, when they took a wrong turn somewhere on March 19. The husband left the Van on the 22nd to get help. Nobody found him to today. Now they are searching fr him around Elko, NV What a good and sad story!

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Man, this seems to be a recurring problem anymore.... folks keep coming here and getting lost on our roads.....

Think we need some booths at the state borders where folks from out of state will need to stop to get training on how to navigate our bazillion little rural highways .
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They either did not know how to read a map of were blindly following GPS directions. Surely they did not mistake that logging road for an Oregon state highway.
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It was on FNC tonight...also said he took a GPS when he started walking.
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I bought a personal locator because I travel alone. I watched the saga of a young couple and their children who took a wrong turn down near Grant's Pass in Oregon in the winter. They were able to find the wife and two kids after over a week. The husband left them in the car to find help, and he died.

Injury or loss of life, especially when it can be avoided is such a tragedy.

I think it's well worth the investment to have one when traveling. I think it would save many lives including climbers, skiers, hikers, rafters, kayakers, etc. In fact, I read that the people who died on Mt. Hood last year would probably have been saved if they had one. Personal Locator Beacons at REI.com

You can buy them at better prices, but the link is just for the sake of showing those who are interested what they are.
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Question No different roads

Our roads are the same, so - I see no problem with that. Here in BC we have logging roads too and so on. I NEVER followed a GPS (don't own one). They just had time on their hand and wanted to see the surroundings.
They had ask people around Baker City what was interesting to see? How they got lost in NV, who knows?
If I want to go to Vegas from Canada by car I stick to the main road. Within the next few days, we'll see, what the lady has to say.

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It might have been some lost quality here, but the wife had indicated that they got stuck in the mud. Couldn't move the vehicle so she stayed with it and in it, he left to get help. That's a long time in the snow to be gone and the troopers indicated that the snow build up is fierce enough they cannot come in from the West side to follow the canyons. And he is in real bad canyon lands.
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Question Lost

Just came over the news (CTV), that they trusted their GPS!

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I wouldn't have taken an Astro Van down those roads. It's sad to see folks taking chances in wilderness areas.
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Some people aren't aware that on most GPS devices you can set "no unpaved roads", "no tolls", for example. I don't think too many people would purposely take a van on a dirt road.

I got detoured at one point out west and led down a road that narrowed into a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. It took me a lot of backing up to get to where I could turn around, all the time looking at the sky hoping it wouldn't rain. That was one time I was comforted by the fact that I had the personal locator on me.

This is such a sad situation. I hope, by some miracle, they find the husband.
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I just can't believe people going up logging roads to get to the big city. Does anyone look at a map before they start a trip so they have some positional awareness. There are I routes the whole way. If you are looking around the countryside touring when the road gets ruff turn back "IT AIN'T GUNNA GET BETTER". I use GPS more than most as it was my profession for the last years of my career, but I still look for a way out.

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