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by Jim_b
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Desert Environmental and Land Uses
Topic: $2-billion hydropower project
Replies: 0
Views: 47

$2-billion hydropower project

Just beyond the southeast corner of Joshua Tree National Park, rows of boarded-up houses, gouged mountainsides and concrete ruins are an ugly reminder of the never-ending battle over the West’s public lands. This scarred piece of California desert is what’s left of one of the country’s largest open-...
by Jim_b
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Off Road Travel
Topic: Mojave Road update 8/16/17
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Mojave Road update 8/16/17

FYI on road conditions in the Mojave National Preserve. We got word from someone yesterday that there were several washouts on Lanfair Road, the worst just north of Cedar Canyon. It was very deep sand and required 4x4. A car had just been pulled out. Be careful out there...
by Jim_b
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Search & Rescue Discussions
Topic: Two hikers found dead near Amboy Crater
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Two hikers found dead near Amboy Crater

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - A married couple was found dead after being separated while hiking in the open desert in San Bernardino near the Amboy Crater. The bodies of 58-year-old Kathie Barber and 60-year-old Gen Miake, both of Yorba Linda, were located about 100 yards apart by a sheriff's helicopter...
by Jim_b
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Search & Rescue Discussions
Topic: Big Bend Hiking death update
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Big Bend Hiking death update

On Sunday, June 18th, Cathlyn Weir of Cedar Hill, TX, died while hiking in Big Bend National Park. South Plains Forensic Pathology of Lubbock, TX, determined the cause of death to be environmental hyperthermia. Mid-morning on June 18th, the couple started hiking the Dog Canyon Trail. Nearing noon, b...
by Jim_b
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Search & Rescue Discussions
Topic: Two hikers Lost in Joshua Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Two hikers Lost in Joshua Tree

News Release - August 7, 2017 Searchers having been looking for 10 days for a couple who disappeared in Joshua Tree National Park with few leads or traces. Rachel Nguyen and Joseph Orbeso entered the park at approximately 6:45am on Thursday, July 27 and have not been seen or heard from since. An ext...
by Jim_b
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Search & Rescue Discussions
Topic: Two hikers Lost in Joshua Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Two hikers Lost in Joshua Tree

The official search ended yesterday but now JOSAR will include continuing the search in our monthly training.

Drones were used yesterday by Grand Canyon SAR, we wish to thank them for their help. Our terrain is quite different from their use.
by Jim_b
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Search & Rescue Discussions
Topic: Two hikers Lost in Joshua Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Two hikers Lost in Joshua Tree

No news. Search is resuming. 8/6/17 10AM
by Jim_b
Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Search & Rescue Discussions
Topic: Two hikers Lost in Joshua Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Two hikers Lost in Joshua Tree

No news. Search is resuming. 8/1/17 10AM Update Joshua Tree NP (August 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM): The superintendent has issued a temporary closure for the Maze Loop Trail as a result of the ongoing search. For visitor and rescuer safety, the trailhead as well as the entire loop trail will be open for re...
by Jim_b
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Search & Rescue Discussions
Topic: Two hikers Lost in Joshua Tree
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Two hikers Lost in Joshua Tree

Search IN PROGRESS for a man and woman, whose vehicle is in the Maze trail parking area. It is believed they went missing after 6 am this morning. At 4 pm JOSAR was called and trackers processed the tracks near the vehicle. Dog teams being air lifted to search area and one of JOSAR team members over...
by Jim_b
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: General Desert Information
Topic: 4th of July
Replies: 0
Views: 397

4th of July

Have fun 4th of July...

DesertUSA Staff