COMPUTER TRESPASS---RCW 9A.52.110---Computer trespass in the first degree.
(1) A person is guilty of computer trespass in the first degree if the person, without authorization, intentionally gains access to a computer system or electronic database of another; and (a) The access is made with the intent to commit another crime; or (b) The violation involves a computer or database maintained by a government agency.
(2) Computer trespass in the first degree is a class C felony.
Monday, July 29, 2013
It's Not a Walk in the Woods When Someone Gets Hurt or Dies
Searchers Puzzled Why Hiker, Geraldine "inchworm" Largay Vanished
Wardens Narrow Search Area
Read the articles and look at the photos in the second article.
When you hike the AT or any trail, you take your own life in your hands. YES, I love hiking and backpacking, and YES, I am well aware of the dangers. Do I want it to be 'the last thing I do in life?' NO! One of the many reasons I got off the Trail when I was hurt was so that I would not push myself while in pain and make a regrettable decision. You may decide to ruin your health over a hike, but I didn't.
Some will comment, if it turns out that this woman has died on the Trail, that she 'died doing what she loved' and I will ask 'REALLY?' Don't you think she'd have rather died at a later date? Don't you think she had other things she was planning to do before she died? What about her husband? Do you think he wants to remember his wife 'died doing what she wanted to do' rather than their living a long happy life together? What about her children, grandchildren, family and friends? Do you not think that ALL of them will be second guessing themselves for the rest of their natural lives for not saying something that might have saved her life? "Take another day off, you're tired" or "Don't worry about any deadlines" or "If it gets dark, just stop and camp beside the Trail" or "Carry those maps, even if they weigh 6 extra ounces, they may come in handy" or "The AT can be confusing around all those snow-mobile and backwoods and ski trails, be sure to check your maps and blazes often." And what about the rescuers? Their time, effort, expense, and then the trauma if they find her dead? It's not all about that Romanticized Version of Dying on the Trail.
Resign from the Mystic Order of the Appalachian Trail and come live in reality.
What are you going to say to Geraldine's distraught family? "Well, at least she had fun before she died?" I doubt that will help them come to closure. And I personally think it is very unkind and selfish if that's your first thought.
My first thought is ...
Dear God, Geraldine has been missing for over a week, please help the rescuers locate her or her body. Please be with her family and comfort them. Please help open the eyes of the hiking community to the reality of the dangers of hiking. Please help everyone to be more honest and truthful in reporting about their hikes, especially their Appalachian Trail hikes.