Stuck Soloist and Lost Hiker

August 28th was a busy day for Inyo County Search and Rescue members. The Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received two calls for assistance the evening of August 27th – both at approximately 7:30pm. One call was in reference to a 55-year old female, Sandra Corso, from Santa Fe, New Mexico who had become stuck about […]

2014 MRA Reaccreditation: Search and Tracking

Inyo SAR is a member of the Mountain Rescue Association (MRA.)  From their website at “The Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) was established in 1959 at Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood, Oregon making us the oldest Search and Rescue association in the United States. The MRA is an organization of teams dedicated to saving lives […]

Motorcycle breakdown strands rider near Deep Springs

On Sunday May 11, 2014, at about 10:30am, the Inyo County Sheriff dispatch was contacted by a reporting party (RP) from Eagle, Colorado.  The RP stated that he had been dirt biking with his two brothers when one brother’s bike broke down. The RP and the third brother rode out for help, arriving at Deep […]

Cliffed out hiker in DVNP results in technical rescue

On Friday, April 18th at 7:30pm Inyo SAR members received notice of a young woman trapped on a cliff in Death Valley National Park’s Golden Canyon.  Golden Canyon is best known for its appearance in Star Wars when R2D2 gets ambushed by Jawa.  In fact, it appears that we used the very same narrow corridor/gully […]

Injured Climber, Mountaineer’s Route, Mt. Whitney

Late afternoon on Monday, Feb. 25, the team received a call out for an injured 50 year old female descending from the Mountaineer’s Route on MT Whitney. She and her guided party were at Iceberg Lake and descending to their camp at around 11,800 ft. Reporting party noted that she had been hit by a […]