The October Hike of the Month takes you to Emigrant Lake in the Mokelumne Wilderness. However, remember that this is October, and you must be prepared for winter conditions at such a high elevation. Don’t go unless you have the equipment, experience and physical stamina.
A recent tragedy in the Sierra Nevada took a hiker’s life:
PLACER COUNTY, CA – A hiker died and three others were rescued Saturday after the group became lost in cold rainy weather in the Sierra, Placer County officials said.
Placer County’s search and rescue team was dispatched around 6:45 a.m. Saturday after the four used a cell phone to call 911 after suffering through a night of cold, rainy weather at more than 8,900 feet elevation, Placer County Sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Ausnow said.
The group started their hike at Echo Lake in El Dorado County last weekend and despite tents and other supplies were not prepared for a frigid night in the wilderness with temperatures around 30 degrees, Dellinger said.
This appear to be a hypothermia death caused by lack of preparation for the conditions. Don’t let it happen to you.