Several parties stranded by snow

September 5, 1985
Mt. Whitney

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We received a call from the China Lake Search and Rescue Team to assist the in rescue operations from the first major storm of the season to hit the high Sierra. Several hiking parties were stranded on Mt. Whitney. The China Lake team had been out working in the extreme weather for some time. As a manpower report was being gathered on our part, weather cleared enough for China Lake to get air support from the Navel Base, and our assistance was no longer needed.