[pct-l] Out of Contact Hikers on PCT
The Dosey Family
dart at uneedspeed.net
Fri May 15 10:14:35 CDT 2009
Diane, the only contacts I have heard of so far was Hansel and Gretel, but
that was in Idyllwild a few days before the 6th. To the best of my knowledge
they would have been heading to Big bear, I have been in contact with Donna
(L-Rod) last night and am checking in with the lodging places in Big Bear
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane at Santa Barbara Hikes dot com" <diane at santabarbarahikes.com>
To: "The Dosey Family" <dart at uneedspeed.net>
Cc: <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 7:47 AM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Out of Contact Hikers on PCT
> Well, from that location they could have gone to Cabazon and played in
> the casino for a while or picked up mail or a few supplies. It's even
> possible to go to Palm Springs instead, but surely they would have
> After that they could have stopped in at the wind farm but probably
> didn't. After that they would have entered wilderness and probably camped
> somewhere near one of the creeks, Whitewater or Mission.
> Then between Mission Creek and Big Bear there are several campgrounds,
> but they are without much in the way of services. People can access some
> of them by 4WD road. Two that hikers often stay at are Mission Creek
> Trail Camp and Arrastre Trail Camp.
> After these, the next stop is usually Big Bear. If they didn't stop in
> Big Bear they would have had cellphone coverage in the area for a few
> miles. After that I don't think they would have much coverage for a
> couple of days until they passed Deep Creek and emerged near the Mojave
> You said that their last contact was the 6th. It's now the 15th. That's 9
> days. In that amount of time I had made it to Wrightwood from Cabazon.
> In any of their contacts with you did they say anything about meeting any
> interesting people? If they did, you might be able to find those people
> on trail journals or postholer and see if they say anything about your
> On May 15, 2009, at 7:04 AM, The Dosey Family wrote:
>> Hello Diane, The only contact is the spot unit, they have a Sprint cell
>> phone, but from what I have heard so far it does not sound like they
>> will have any signal, beyond that the only journal is with them, no
>> online blog or posting that I know of. Is there any Campground they
>> might have stopped at between the Fountain at snow creek and Big bear? I
>> saw one on the map the Heart Bar Campground? but dont know if that would
>> even be a possibility for them or not?
>> Thank you
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Diane at Santa Barbara Hikes dot
>> com" <diane at santabarbarahikes.com>
>> To: <pct-l at backcountry.net>
>> Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 6:55 AM
>> Subject: Re: [pct-l] Out of Contact Hikers on PCT
>>> On May 14, 2009, at 10:20 PM, pct-l-request at backcountry.net wrote:
>>>> No at all, This is the message recieved from the Spot.
>>>> SPOT Check OK. All is good in the woods!
>>>> Nearest Location:not known
>>>> Distance:not known
>>>> And here is the link to the map as well.
>>>> Time:05/06/2009 18:52:19 (US/Pacific)
>>>> Thank you.
>>> From the picture on the map, it looks like they made it down to the
>>> drinking fountain at Snow Creek. They aren't lost on Fuller Ridge or
>>> anything like that. So their next step would have been the long hot
>>> cross of the desert divide and the long slog up to Big Bear. That
>>> ought to take only 3 or 4 days or so.
>>> Were they using trail journals or postholer or some other blogging
>>> tool to keep an online journal?
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