Two lost males found and hiked out by team members

August 20, 1997
Azalea Trails/Dark Canyon

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Pagers went off at 2:30am as team members were called to Dark Canyon. A father and his ten year old son were overdue from a day hike. The subjects truck was found and a good set of tracks were obtained. Teams dispersed, and at 6:30am, a team member’s yell brought a relieved reply. The father had misjudged the time he needed to get back to his vehicle and ran out of daylight. Without any other light source the two sat down to wait for the sunrise. Father and son were in good condition and escorted to the trailhead.