Mt San Gorgonio Rescue 1/6/18

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Mt San Gorgonio Rescue 1/6/18

Post by maverick » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:29 pm

Hikers account of her ordeal on the mountain.
http://www.rescuedhiker.com/2018/01/my- ... -2018.html


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Re: Mt San Gorgonio Rescue 1/6/18

Post by balzaccom » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:02 pm

Wow. There is a whole series of bad decisions that led to her distress. She kept going after her partner bailed. She kept going after the conditions were bad enough that other people were bailing off the summit. When she realized she was lost, she allowed another couple ahead of her to disappear, rather than checking in with them and making sure she knew where she was, and how to get down. She didn't tell her mother that she might need help, when she had her on the phone. And after all that, she chose to hike down a creek, cross-country, more or less in the dark.

Yowza.
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Re: Mt San Gorgonio Rescue 1/6/18

Post by Jimr » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm

Haven't read it yet, but cross-country in our L.A. mountains is no bueno. Once you get down to a certain elevation, you're in for chaparral he!! and you won't make it.
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