Hiker on Wrong Trail

December 06, 2022
Humber Park to San Jacinto Peak

Written by: Editor.

We received the call at 6pm that a hiker took the wrong trail in the dark coming back down to Humber Park from San Jacinto Peak. He called 911 and they got has GPS location from his phone. He had turned and gone to Strawberry Cienega by mistake and the trail was icy and he did not feel safe.

Aviation RSQ-9 was going to see if they could hoist the hike out. RMRU waited at Humber Park to see if they could or if RMRU would have to hike in. It was a calm night and clear and RSQ-9 was able to do the hoist and RMRU went home at 7pm.

RMRU Members Involved: (James Eckhardt, Donny Goetz, Vinay Rao, and Richard Yocum)

Other Agencies: (Sheriff’s Aviation RSQ-9)