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    Death Canyon, Wyoming, USA
    Hiking
    43.653°N, 110.8066°W
     
     
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    Death Canyon, Wyoming, USA
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    43.653°N, 110.8066°W

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    Survivor
    Nathaniel
    Rescued By
    Local Search and Rescue
    Date Of Rescue
    2018-08-09

    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Hiking

    Terrain

    Mountain

    Issue

    Medical Emergency

    What happened?

     

    8/9 we left camp at Phelps Lake for a long hard hike up Death Canyon Trail to the Alaskan Basin Trail through Static Pass - about 7.2 miles overall. We got about 4.3 miles in hiking switchbacks up Albright Mountain on a narrow trail and stopped for lunch at a creek crossing. It was hot (90deg), hazy from the western fires, and 8,800 ft elevation. After we ate Nathaniel got sick - he had a severe asthma attack. We got him through it and stabilized but he was in no shape to walk out. The nearest trailhead was over 5.2 miles away, he was very wobbly on a very narrow trail and we each had about 36 pound packs. 

    We set off our ACR PLB and Nathaniel got airlifted off the mountain to the Search and Rescue Base Camp at Lupine Meadows. The pic is of Nathaniel being plucked out. The SAR Rangers are awesome! If anyone is trying to figure out where to donate to a great cause my vote is the National Park Service. 

    Nathaniel was cleared by medical about an hour after he got to the station. All was ok at that point with him. It took Abe and me about 2hrs of hard hiking out to meet him and the Ranger at the trail head.


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    Be prepared - you never know what's going to happen.

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    Thank you!!! Kept a bad day from being much much worse.

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