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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Hiking the Mountains => Topic started by: blubear on December 30, 2013, 05:46:13 AM

Title: air rescue of Houston hiker
Post by: blubear on December 30, 2013, 05:46:13 AM
http://www.chron.com/news/article/Houston-man-rescued-from-Big-Bend-area-mountain-5100386.php?cmpid=hpts
Title: Re: air rescue of Houston hiker
Post by: Flash on December 30, 2013, 09:07:36 AM
FYI - Here's a map:
 
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29%C2%B045'+N,+103%C2%B057'+W&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=29.747165,-103.943968&spn=0.040092,0.052443&sll=29.747686,-104.135284&sspn=0.320733,0.681152&t=h&z=14 (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=29%C2%B045'+N,+103%C2%B057'+W&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=29.747165,-103.943968&spn=0.040092,0.052443&sll=29.747686,-104.135284&sspn=0.320733,0.681152&t=h&z=14)
 
Title: Re: air rescue of Houston hiker
Post by: dougstar on December 30, 2013, 09:46:36 AM
Was curious about the mountain.   Looked up on Google Earth and found this picture...   It is definitely not San Jacinto Mountain in Texas!

Wonder if this is a public accessible climb?

Very glad their cell phone worked..   
Title: Re: air rescue of Houston hiker
Post by: RichardM on December 30, 2013, 10:44:04 AM
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rjs06

http://www.mountainzone.com/mountains/detail.asp?fid=3026856

http://itouchmap.com/?d=1375965&s=TX&f=summit

Not much info online, but I'd guess it's on private property.
Title: Re: air rescue of Houston hiker
Post by: Picacho on December 30, 2013, 08:45:53 PM
It looks like a really tough climb.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/94/San_Jacinto_Monument.jpg/425px-San_Jacinto_Monument.jpg)
Title: Re: air rescue of Houston hiker
Post by: Flash on December 30, 2013, 10:20:28 PM
More info from Alpine Daily Planet (http://alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/alpine-daily-planet/2013/12/border-patrol-presidio-county-emt-in-dramatic-rescue-of-man-from-mountain.html).  :eusa_think:
Title: Re: air rescue of Houston hiker
Post by: Terlingua50337 on December 31, 2013, 06:44:00 AM
You have to admit that's a cool pic of San Jacinto Mt attached to the story.

http://alpinedailyplanet.typepad.com/.a/6a0133f2e9fdbf970b01a5100531cf970c-pi
Title: Re: air rescue of Houston hiker
Post by: mbender on December 31, 2013, 10:27:25 AM
It looks like a really tough climb.

Oh no, that's an easy climb... Just climb into the elevator and ride it to the top!