A California woman who was reported missing after hiking in Kings Canyon National Park on Friday has been found alive

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A California woman who was reported missing after hiking in Kings Canyon National Park on Friday has been found alive

Post by rlown » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:36 pm

Diane Salmon, 63, of Lafayette, was "found alive and well" on Sunday, the National Park Service confirmed to Fox News. She was reported missing on Friday after she was last seen on the Bishop Pass Trail earlier that day.

Salmon, who was hiking with two family members and planned to cross Bishop Pass exiting at South Lake in the Inyo National Forest, about 100 miles northeast of Fresno, later Friday night, was spotted by other hikers on her way there.

Diane Salmon was reported missing Friday. (National Park Service)

Dusy Basin, where the hiker vanished, has high alpine lakes, boulders and white pine trees, according to park officials.


The park service said more than 50 responders searched for Salmon, and had support from the Inyo County Sheriff's Office and Yosemite National Park Search and Rescue.

"We are all happy for this conclusion to this search and rescue," Incident Commander Tom Parrack said in a news release. "Visitors should be reminded that many of these incidents result from groups separating from each other and it is safer to travel together."









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Re: A California woman who was reported missing after hiking in Kings Canyon National Park on Friday has been found aliv

Post by rightstar76 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:34 am

One year a group of scouts were in the Mono Creek area. Some of the boys hiked faster than the others. So a decision was made to split the group in two. At some point, one leader took his group up one of the recesses while the other leader stayed on the main trail. As the trail up the side canyon became more difficult to follow, he realized he had gone the wrong way. However, upon returning to Mono Creek, he saw no sign of the other group and decided to wait. A few hours later the other group showed up. The leader had decided to turn around and go back and see what was taking so long. Fortunately, it all worked out.

I'm glad it also worked out for Ms. Salmon and thanks to the good samaritan who helped her find her way.

QITNL, thanks for sharing this article.

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