Calls for help

May 11, 1983
Snowcreek, San Jacinto Mtns

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By Glenn Henderson

My family and I had just finished dinner when we were interrupted by the telephone with news of a mission at Snow Creek. So much for a quiet evening at home.

The team met at the caretakers cabin for the Palm Springs Water District above the community of Snow Creek. The caretaker reported hearing voices up in the canyon above the cabin and at one time it sounded like calls for help, and at that point did the right thing in calling the sheriff for our assistance. We quickly made up teams and headed into the field.

To make a long story short, after searching some time after midnight, three men hiked out of the canyon and after being questioned it was decided that they were the mysterious voices that had been heard earlier. With that all field teams were called back in, gear stowed and everyone headed home for a few hours sleep before morning.