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Couple lost and found

Postby balzaccom » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:01 am

Interesting story out of Emigrant Wilderness, just to the north of Yosemite. We hike this area regularly, and so it was a shock to read of two experienced hikers who were missing for days. They had entered via the Crabtree Trailhead (we've used it many times) but didn't come out when they were supposed to do so.

And then the search started.

After a couple of days, the couple re-appeared in a very different part of the wilderness...and with a story of snow, raging creeks, and no food. But they were safe. You can read all the details here:

http://www.uniondemocrat.com/home/44387 ... wilderness

And found:

If you look at a map, they hiked up to Chewing Gum Lake (this is not a maintained trail, BTW, and rather than heading back the way they came, decided to go up over the ridge and down into the Stanislaus River drainage...and followed that back to Pinecrest Lake.
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