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Found. Would be interested to hear their story.
Quote from: Quatro on October 11, 2016, 07:15:08 PMFound. Would be interested to hear their story.Details?
***MISSING HIKERS FOUND!***We are happy to report that a Search & Rescue by NPS ground searchers found hikers Matt and Stephanie uninjured on the Dodson Trail. A total of 25 personnel, including a Border Patrol helocopter, NPS fixed-wing plane, and 10 NPS ground searchers were used. Thank you to all who helped and gave us support today....They were more than a day overdue on their backpacking trip, so we are very glad to have found them safe!...based on the evidence at hand, the hikers could have been on the Blue Creek trails, Dodson trail, or Smokey Creek trails, each covering many miles of rugged terrain. We have to assume the potential for them to have gone off trail, adding numerous square miles to the search. We deployed these resources to ensure the best probability that these hikers would not have to spend another unplanned night, potentially injured or without food or water. Today's desert temperatures were mid-90s. Thank you for your concern.
Unless they missed the trail branch at Smokey Creek/Dodson, I can't imagine how anyone could get lost on that section of trail.
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