• Rainbow over Half Dome

    Yosemite

    National Park California

We're back with new posts!

May 15, 2013 Posted by: Yosemite Search and Rescue
In addition to posting detailed search and rescue incidents with lessons learned, we'll also be posting brief incident updates more frequently.  Here's the first brief:


On May 11, 2013, a 68-year-old male became separated from his hiking partner and got lost near the Old Big Oak Flat Road Trail near Tamarack Creek. The hiking partner notified rangers and a search ensued. A YODOG team with a trailing dog found the hiker, uninjured, later that day. This incident serves as a good reminder to stay with your hiking partner, or ensure each member of the hiking party has a map or a plan to reunite in case of separation.


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  1. Rick Deutsch - San Jose, CA
    July 19, 2013 at 07:50

    Great to have you back on line. This is a super resource to share info and dispel rumors.

  2. Jeff - Carmel, CA
    July 16, 2013 at 06:18

    2 months and waiting!

 

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Upper Merced Watershed

The Merced River above Nevada Fall and South Fork Merced River above Wawona, numerous small meadows and adjacent riparian habitats occur. Owing their existence to the river and its annual flooding, these habitats help support eight special status animal species: harlequin ducks, black swifts, bald eagles, osprey, willow flycatchers, yellow warbler, western red bat, and Sierra Nevada mountain beaver.