Four adults in the same family got lost on a hike in Yosemite early last week. The Safir’s were in pretty desolate terrain. They had to spend the night while unable to find their way out. After an intensive search they were found last Wednesday.
The Stockton residents spoke little English, so their complete story is hard to tell. Resources from these agencies assisted: NPS, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office, California Highway Patrol and U.S. Forest Service. They ended up near Chowchilla Mountain.
Luckily they got cell service and did phone for help.
The way they were rescued involved their GPS and they even took pix of where they were. The Chowchilla Mountain Road is a spur off Highway 49. Turns out the road was once a stagecoach route into the park. Perhaps the Mariposa Battalion went his way to discover the valley.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Lost in time, and lost in space… and meaning. – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com