RMRU member and others overdue

June 03, 1980
North Face Mt. San Jacinto

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At 11:00 P.M. RMRU member Walt Walker received a call from the Banning office of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department that RMRU member Dave Ezell and two other people were overdue in completing a climb of the North Face. Since it was late at night it was decided to wait until 5:00 A.M. and if they had not returned by that time the team would be activated. Luckily Dave's group had made the summit sometime after midnight. Dave knew that the team would be called, so he and his party quickly hiked back to the Long Valley Ranger station and called the Sheriff's Department to let everyone know they were in good shape.