Missing Hiker in Long Valley Canyon

November 26, 2007
San Jacinto Wilderness

RMRU was alerted mid-afternoon about a missing hiker from the Palm Springs Tram.

The missing man was reported to have intended to hike down to Palm Springs from the tram. RMRU teams searched numerous canyons down from the tram and regrouped late in the night at the upper tram station to plan operations based on newly-developed information that the man had gone down Long Valley Canyon.

Search assignments were planned for first thing in the morning, focusing on the narrowed search area. Desert Sheriff's Search and Rescue (DSSAR) was to join us at first light to continue the search. About midnight the subject was located at home. RMRU and DSSAR were told to stand down.