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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 08:02 AM
Picacho del Diablo hiking party missing/overdue [FOUND!]


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I have multiple communications from last night and this morning regarding a 3-person hiking party that was due back in San Diego on Sunday from a hike to Picacho del Diablo. Missing are Morgan Fox and his two daughters. Morgan is diabetic.

From the inbox last night:

"My cousin and his (2) daughters are missing. They were to return Sunday from a hike on Devils Peak. Search starts tomorrow early we hope they are found quickly. My cousin loves this park and has hiked it for years. Its very remote and no other hikers ckd to hike so they are alone. We are worried no contact since Tuesday last week, and due home Sunday."


And a follow-up this morning:

"I just called the civil protection and Carlos comes in at 7. The gentleman I spoke with said they have had 2 teams searching since 1 am. Not sure how many in the team. Angie the friend that knows the trail is great. Since they are most likely still on the trail. It's a couple day hike but someone without a heavy backpack should be able to get thru quicker. Anyone that goes out needs to bring honey/ sugar. That can be squirted or rubbed on the gums. Or IV's"



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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 08:04 AM


http://www.ensenada.net/noticias/nota.php?id=49601
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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 08:05 AM


I'm seeing there's a thread on this at Talk Baja as well:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/TalkBaja/permalink/176261236...




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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 08:15 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajaguy  
http://www.ensenada.net/noticias/nota.php?id=49601


Thank you.

Similar info also posted here:
https://www.facebook.com/proteccioncivilbc/posts/15872312580...





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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 08:22 AM


Hope they are Ok it was 108 in the Shade other day and up to 118.
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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 08:37 AM


Quote: Originally posted by bajatrailrider  
Hope they are Ok it was 108 in the Shade other day and up to 118.


108 at 9000 feet. Are you sure? I think this about people on top of Sierra San Pedro Martir.
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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 08:38 AM


http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Baja-Picacho-del-Diabl...



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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 08:54 AM


Another picture of the daughters, Claire and Maura:



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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 09:27 AM


Hope this ends well for everyone.

FWIW - a number of years ago (only first 3 miles of road were paved) the wife and I were in SQ and it was 103 - Porky Pig said it was the hottest ever seen in 50 years there. We drove up to SPM and it was 72. I left a small bowl of water out overnight and it froze.

Sending positive vibes to the Fox family.




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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 12:21 PM
Hikers Found!


Great news. I just got word that a Mex military helo just spotted the group alive. No further details at the moment.

Great effort by Mex proteccion civil, military SAR, and volunteers. Continued success in getting them out.
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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 12:37 PM


What a relief. Thank you.
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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 12:47 PM


The GPS coordinates were sent to ground personnel who will assist.
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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 12:56 PM


good news
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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 01:20 PM


An aerial photo is showing all 3 on their feet. Great news!
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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 01:45 PM


yipeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Dodged a bullet!!



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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 01:55 PM


Glad they got found.
The location on the GE screen shot via FB page shows they were photographed on the ridgeline route between blue bottle pass and south peak of Diablo, not on the standard class 4 route that goes via campo noche. They are west of the hard part, so maybe on way out after being delayed by some adventure on the peak?
Hope we get the story, but sometimes people clam up after being the subject of public news..
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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 02:02 PM


Either way, the conjecture and speculation here will be entertaining for a minute. Glad they're safe!



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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 02:06 PM


Ground SAR is approximately 2 hours hike in from them, then 2 hours for the hike out (atleast).

Hats off to the SAR teams!
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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 02:23 PM


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[*] posted on 6-27-2017 at 02:37 PM


:P thats GREAT NEWS! after they're down and safe I bet they'll want to celebrate with a delicious ice cold coors light! :yes:
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