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Inyo County Sheriff Search and Rescue Answers Emergency Satellite Beacon on Friday May 27

 At approximately 2pm on Friday, May 27 Inyo County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinators received notification that an emergency satellite beacon had been activated on Mt. Emerson, reporting that a party of three climbers had a member with a broken leg high on the south east face climbing route, at about 12,000’. The SAR […]

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50 Year-Old Hiker Found Deceased While Attempting A Winter Ascent of Mt. Whitney

     On December 13, 50-year-old Eric Goepfert left the Whitney Portal trailhead intending a winter ascent of Mt. Whitney via the Mountaineer’s Gully and North Fork of Lone Pine Creek trail.  His itinerary was for five days and four nights in the backcountry.  During the time of Goepfert’s hike, the Eastern Sierra received two […]

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