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Postby balzaccom » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:25 pm

It really works!

From the Napa Valley Register:


Two 19-year-old teenagers were rescued Wednesday evening from the Oat Hill Mine Trail near Calistoga with the help of the Napa County Search and Rescue team and a California Highway Patrol plane, Napa County Sheriff’s Capt. Leroy Anderson said.

A CHP plane was dispatched shortly after the hikers used a cell phone to call for help at 5:47 p.m. after getting lost off the trail, Anderson said.

The plane spotted the hikers at 6:50 p.m. and a Napa County Search and Rescue team, knowing the hikers’ GPS coordinates, hiked into the area, he said.

Search and Rescue volunteers found the man and the woman at about 9:30 p.m. and led them out of the area, he said. The teenagers, whose hometown is unknown, were not injured.


(I like the fact that they were 19 year old teenagers. Whatever happened to editors?)
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Re: When your cellphone has coverage...

Postby rlown » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:09 pm

Cell towers everywhere there. And this is "beyond the Sierra."
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Re: When your cellphone has coverage...

Postby austex » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:06 am

Yeah, they even try to cleverly disguise them as "trees" :paranoid:
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Re: When your cellphone has coverage...

Postby 87TT » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:09 am

Lost on a trail? #-o
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Re: When your cellphone has coverage...

Postby RooPhillip » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:16 am

balzaccom wrote:(I like the fact that they were 19 year old teenagers. Whatever happened to editors?)

No kidding. I hate repetitive redundancy! :)
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Re: When your cellphone has coverage...

Postby Scouter9 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:28 am

Sometimes, despite our misgivings, the system "works". Good for them.

Of course, based on where they were lost, I imagine at somepoint, "hide the bong!" came into play. :smirk:
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Re: When your cellphone has coverage...

Postby TehipiteTom » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:37 am

RooPhillip wrote:
balzaccom wrote:(I like the fact that they were 19 year old teenagers. Whatever happened to editors?)

No kidding. I hate repetitive redundancy! :)

Me too. I also hate when people needlessly say the same thing more than once. ;)
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Re: When your cellphone has coverage...

Postby balzaccom » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:02 am

87TT wrote:Lost on a trail? #-o


This trail is pretty obscure in places. Lots of use trails around
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Re: When your cellphone has coverage...

Postby rlown » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:12 am

i'm assuming somewhere here?

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And there's a golf course in the valley.. When is downhill not a good idea ever?
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Re: When your cellphone has coverage...

Postby Wandering Daisy » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:33 am

One thing bothers me about this. Darkness hit, they called 911. It is not that severely cold in Napa. I think they could have hunkerd down and then found their way out in morning. I hope they get charged for the rescue.
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