Father & son missing on day hike across mountain

March 31, 1997
Deer Springs to Tramway

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A father and son had set out on a day hike on Deer Springs Trail. It was not until they had traveled to Little Round Valley that they realized they could not get back by dark. Weather deteriorated and light snow fell that night. The situation was serious. RMRU searchers worked through the night. Late the next morning the pair were located. Poor weather prevented a helicopter evacuation, so the pair were escorted under their own power to Marion Camp Ground. A potentially tragic scenario was averted as father and son were safely delivered in good condition.