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CA - 3-day SAR for injured hikers with PLB in Sand to Snow National Monument; Nov 2022

I Am A Rock

Groovy
These hikers seem to have done everything right. They had a PLB, which they activated. Problem was, weather prevented SAR crews and the helicopter from reaching them. They were down a canyon. It was 3 days of SAR trying until the hikers got out.


 

Cliffed Out

For Real
OMG look at that snow: beautiful and dangerous. They were lucky, but they were also prepared.

Don't know anything about this national monument. It turns out, it's one of the few run by the USFS, and they aren't as great with literature as other parks. But here's some stuff.

Interesting: It abuts Joshua Tree NP; I'd love some photos: what's special?

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