[pct-l] Out of Contact Hikers on PCT

The Dosey Family dart at uneedspeed.net
Fri May 15 12:29:57 CDT 2009

Bill it is appreciated, Hopefully it is just technology causing this 
problem, and they are just trecking their way across the trail. I will keep 
calling and see if I can at least track them down at a register point 
anyway, and beyond that just wait for a call or a Spot Check in at some 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Burge" <bill at burge.com>
To: "PCTL Listserve" <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 10:13 AM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Out of Contact Hikers on PCT

> My girlfriend kicked me in the ass and reminded me (aren't they GRAND
> for that! ;-) to tell everyone, we have a pretty capable Jeep, many
> great friends all over So CA with Jeeps who understand what it is to
> be stuck and in need of help AND we mostly have a pretty flexible
> schedule.
> If they are found and stuck where only a Jeep can get to, we can
> probably get someone there in a day or less given enough information...
> http://www.4footed.com/images/current.jpg
> BillB
> On May 15, 2009, at 8:50 AM, The Dosey Family wrote:
>> I appreciate you taking a look through the journals, and you may
>> certainly
>> be correct, but the trip is on their dime... I also just spoke with
>> L-Rod
>> and she told me that there have been a lot of reported problems with
>> the
>> Spot coming through, people not being able to get a lock, or
>> transmit. so I
>> suspect that is going to end up being the ultimate problem and at
>> some point
>> they will make contact again.....
>> Thank you
>> Wes
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Postholer" <public at postholer.com>
>> To: <pct-l at backcountry.net>
>> Cc: <dart at uneedspeed.net>
>> Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 8:46 AM
>> Subject: [pct-l] Out of Contact Hikers on PCT
>>> Yep, their last SPOT was definitely from the water fountain:
>>> http://tinyurl.com/plbc74
>>> I've scanned the journals for May 5,6,7. Lots of trail names given so
>>> nothing obvious was found.
>>> 9 days is a long time to be out of touch. My first 'guess' is they
>>> probably went on a bender in Palm Springs. They may have quit their
>>> hike
>>> and are embarrased to tell anyone, especially if someone else is
>>> paying
>>> for it; happens more frequently than one may guess. Ugly statement,
>>> but
>>> there it is.
>>> I know it's hard not to worry, but they'll turn up safe and sound I'm
>>> sure.
>>> -postholer
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