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    Golden Trout, California
    Hiking
    36.3127°N, 118.322°W
     
     
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    Golden Trout, California
    Hiking
    36.3127°N, 118.322°W

    Survivor
    Jeffrey
    Rescued By
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    Date Of Rescue
    2012-04-15
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    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Hiking

    Terrain

    Forrest

    Weather

    Snow

    Issue

    Weather

    What happened?

     

    I am a 57 year old very experienced backpacker. I most often hike solo, enjoying the solitude. I was recently backpacking in the Golden Trout Wilderness in California on a planned two week trip, when I was caught in a snow storm that was more than expected. I was about 14 miles from my car when it started to snow. I made camp and "hunkered down" to wait out the storm. It snowed for about 24 hours and dropped about 18 inches of pure powder. It is very difficult to hike in this type of snow and I was concerned about losing my toes to frostbite, or worse, if I tried to hike out. 


    Kern Fire Rescue MapI activated my beacon at about 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13th. Due to the continuing inclement weather SAR was not able to reach me until about 9 a.m. on Sunday, about 40 hours later. They picked me up in a "medivac" helicopter and transported me to the nearest town for debriefing and a medical check. My only injury was a slight frostbite to my fingertips and a "very bruised ego". I was told that several other hikers had been caught in the same storm, one ending in a fatality. I have used an ACR PLB for about 8 years now, and I would never venture into the wilderness without it. This product will save your life!!!


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    I have used an ACR PLB for about 8 years now, and I would never venture into the wilderness without it. This product will save your life!!!

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