Re: Rescuers robbed at gunpoint trying to aid distressed PC
Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:19 pm
I just found it strange they would go to all the trouble to hike in to then rob someone when they could just do it near a trail head closer for escape is all.AlmostThere wrote:Why is that surprising? Walking someone off the trail is normal SAR behavior. So is having to walk out on your own after a search.k9mark wrote:Did I read the article wrong? It appears they were back country and had to walk out to the command post?
The PCT crosses a lot of roads too. The banditos might have been not so far into the backcountry as all that -- nor the hiker, nor the volunteers. The Piute Mountains are a major OHV area - lots of roads and "roads."