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Rescue on Whitney Trail 5/30 or 31
Inyo County Sheriff's Office
19 hrs ·
Today CHP - Inland Division Air Operations and Inyo SAR volunteers assisted a hiker who was reported to be between Trail Crest and Trail Camp on the Mt Whitney trail.
The team located the subject; he was hungry, cold, and had sustained minor abrasions from a tumble down a snowfield after another hiker glissaded into him and then left the scene. Prior to that, he had been hiking with two companions who left him as well- the subject didn't know them or their names but had been hiking with them that day. After these two hikers left the subject they located someone with a phone at Trail Camp and called the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, then continued on their hike.
Two kind hikers came across the subject and stayed with him; they helped keep him warm overnight.
After the team located the subject he was provided with some food, and after warming up he was able to hike out on his own.
Hiking season has officially kicked off- please hike with a partner and do not separate from your hiking/climbing partner(s). Ever.