Fallen Hiker on Deer Springs Trail

August 1, 2009
Marion Mt Trail

By Pete Carlson

At 7pm the Sheriff called us about a man who had taken a fall on the Deer Springs Trail and was injured. William and I quickly grabbed our gear and started the drive to the trailhead. Team members Chad Marler and Les Walker who live in Idyllwild got to the trail quickly and started the 90 minute hike up several thousand feet to where the hiker was reported to be located. The State Park personel in the area hiked over and found the man and determined he was not badly injured and he was going to hike out on his own. We were told that we were not needed around 8pm and everyone returned home.