Party split up, one lost near peak

June 27, 1998
Miller/San Jacinto Saddle

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Two hikers had intended to summit San Jacinto Peak. Apparently one of the hikers was experienced and one was not. Somehow the two became separated and the inexperienced partner lost his way on the decent from the summit. Darkness overtook the lost hiker who was forced to spend the night in the open. Weather was fair that night. RMRU was called out and the subject was found by a ground team in the Miller Saddle area early the next morning. The subject was weak and dehydrated but otherwise OK. The hiker was escorted to the upper Tram station under his own power by RMRU.