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4 x 4 Rescues
December 2017

In the past month the Club has assisted two parties that were stranded.

About a month ago a Toyota slipped partially off the road to the upper parking area of the Spark Plug Mine. They spent the night on the side of the mountain until we got there the next morning. That is a narrow, steep road and we have since put up a "Most Difficult" sign. Fortunately we were able to attach a snatch block (pulley) to an upper boulder and winch him back onto the road. It was nice work by John Mc with a little help from Jack and Mike J.

Yesterday we got a call regarding the following email:

"We are visiting from Southern California and got stuck about a mile from Barcroft Gate on the way to hike White Mountain Peak. The CHP wasn't able to get to us (long story) but we hiked out okay. Miller's tow in Lone Pine can't get to it for maybe a few days and we need to get home."

We were able to get to them and pull them out. Each winter we seem to encounter similar situations. These could easily become devastating due to the cold temperatures and lack of preparation. Please caution people about exploring during this time of the year.


Mike Johnston

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