HAPE @ Trailcamp, w/ helicopter evac.

In the late afternoon of 8-14 a call came in that a 45 y/o female was having difficult time breathing at Trailcamp (12,000′) on the Whitney Trail. She was being monitored by a FS backcountry ranger, FS wanted INYO SAR to take over ASAP. 3 members responded as a hasty team. While the team was […]

Missing hiker Whitney main trial

Report of a 68 year old male hiker who got seperated from his group but was determined to summit somewhere along the line things got confusing as we had reports he was coming down the trail and later he was heading back up we after midnight, the teams not being prepared to overnight amd the […]

Recovery Sawmill Canyon

INYO SAR received report of a decedent up the Sawmill Canyon Trail, initially found by a recreational hiker. A body recovery is never a pleasant task, but still a very valuable service. Many families have benefited from expedious and respectful SAR teams bringing home thier loved ones. 8 dedicated members did a 2.5 mile carryout […]

Abandonded Camp Little Italy

A concerned Yosimite Ranger visiting reported a tent full of gear abandoned near Honeymoon Lake. Recon done by Inyo SAR found no camp at coordinates given, searched all sites around Honeymoon Lake and interviewd all groups none of which had seen a camp left alone. Gave instructions to all campers and hikers to please call […]

Missing Hiker Norman Clyde Peak

Hiker left Finger Lake 2PM Sat to summit NC via Couloir, no gear taken only daypack and headlamp. Sunday two teams of two, interviewed RP and other climbers in area, we did a hasty search first team went past PLS (place last seen) ie. camp, up to Firebird Ridge, second team to Willow Lake area, […]