Missing Hiker in Coyote Flats/Baker Creek

On the evening of July 18th Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified that Linda Solomon, a 61 year old woman from Irvine, CA could not be located by her hiking partners. The hiking party originally consisted of three members; the route was a two night trip from the Green Lake trailhead out of South Lake […]

Busy July Weekend

The weekend of July 15th and July 16th Inyo County Search and Rescue team participated in three successful high-altitude rescue missions. The first SAR mission involved a man stuck on a cliff near Dragon Peak, above Independence. While descending a steep rocky chute near the peak the evening of Saturday July 15th, the subject became […]

Injured Climber on Mt Abbot

Inyo County Search and Rescue and the CHP – Central Division Air Operations collaborated to rescue an injured climber on Mt. Abbot (13,711′). A solo 24-year-old male climber fell late Sunday while climbing a technical chute on the south-east side of Mt. Abbot. He sustained several serious injuries but was able to signal for assistance through […]

Multi-Agency Search for Missing Hiker on Mt Whitney

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 From July 20th to 24th, 2016, Inyo SAR participated in a search for a missing hiker on Mt Whitney. As the search grew, new evidence suggested the hiker was last seen on the western side of the Sierra Crest, and thus in Sequoia National Park. Sequoia and […]

Fatal Fall Descending U-Notch in the Palisades

Search and Rescue was contacted July 3, 2016, to assist in the body recovery of a fall victim. The 67-year old climber from Oakland, CA, fell approximately 800 ft during a descent from the U-Notch after climbing North Palisade. Inyo SAR was contacted the afternoon of July 3rd, but due to weather conditions late that day, […]