Stranded Hiker

March 5, 2017
Soboba Hills, San Jacinto City

Written by Tyler Shumway

I received a text that we had a mission at 4pm while at home. This was my first call out as a new member of RMRU. A hiker was stuck and unable to move from his current location in the Soboba Hills above the city of San Jacinto. He was stuck on a cliff band after he had hiked an unnamed canyon approximately one quarter miles SE of Massacre Canyon. Glenn and I arrived on scene at the corner of Soboba Road and State Street and loaded up our packs and headed up the ridge line around 4:30pm.

Glenn hiking hillside

Glenn heading across Hillside of Flowers
Photo by Tyler Shumway.

After 800 feet of steep hiking and lose rock we could contact the subject.

Subject on hillside

Subject near notch on hillside
Photo by Tyler Shumway.

He was very relieved to have us there and he seemed to be in good spirits. He was uninjured and had provisions for the day. We decided it was safe to traverse back the way we came and provided the subject with a helmet and safety line. We also had two teams behind us with more equipment in case the situation called for it. Thankfully, we could walk the subject out without incidence. We got back to base with the subject by 7pm.

RMRU Members Involved: Cameron Dickinson, Glenn Henderson, Eric Holden, Tony Hughes, Lew Kingman, Shani Pynn, Tyler Shumway, Raymond Weden, and Gwenda Yates.