Wilderness Medicine Case Study 11
It's been rainy, cold, and downright miserable thus far on your annual four day hiking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail in the North Cascades. Last night it snowed 15 inches. Everything wet from the past few days of rain has frozen during the night. After hiking through a morning of wet snow, one friend wants to skip lunch and continue onward to the car three miles ahead. She is shivering, acting out of character, and is difficult to convince to stop, layer-up, and eat.
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