Two hikers recently got lost after hiking some trails in the Red Buttes Wilderness, which straddles the border between Oregon and California.
We recently had some great comments about my post on Derek Mamoyac’s five-day ordeal on Mount Adams in southern Washington. Several people gave great advice on how to hike safely (especially alone).
Red Buttes Wilderness Hikers Miscalculate…
Now two hikers recently had to spend an unplanned night in Red Buttes Wilderness, which straddles the border of Northern California and southern Oregon. They got a late start and didn’t even come close to making it back to the car by dark. They had no food, no water, no jackets. They did manage to build a fire and drink from a stream. Search and rescue began looking for them and found the pair walking out the next morning. Read more about it in the Mail Tribune.
This is a prime example of the importance of using your head before going on a hike. These young men should have:
- better planned their start time and itinerary;
- had food and water;
- brought warm clothing suitable for the time of year;
- brought a space blanket or tarp for temporary shelter.
Read more about the Red Buttes Wilderness here.