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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 1:30 am 
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20 year old Gage and 24 year old Hector.  Went on a day hike to Snow Lake and failed to return.  Not well prepared and currently snowing. SAR out tonight.  Contact King County Sheriff if you saw them on Monday.  Sorry, I can't get his photo to upload.

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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 2:50 am 
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Thanks To Car68 and all of the amazing folks out there looking for Gage and Hector!

Gage’s Father here.  I will attempt to post a recent photo of Gage.

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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 7:03 am 
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Go SAR go! I will keep Gage and Hector in my thoughts. Hopefully they will be home by lunch today with nothing more than a very adventurous tale. <3

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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 9:44 am 
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I just heard from reliable source that they have been found.
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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 10:03 am 
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Yes, Gage and Hector were found.  No injuries.  Cold and hungry.  A learning experience for the both of them.
We are truly grateful for all the fantastic SAR folks and King County Sheriff that put their lives at risk searching for them.
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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 10:12 am 
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Great news for Gage, Hector ... and dad!

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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 10:16 am 
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AW wrote:
Yes, Gage and Hector were found.  No injuries.  Cold and hungry.  A learning experience for the both of them.

The best outcome!
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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 12:52 pm 
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YAY, 3 cheers for SAR Teams!

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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 1:08 pm 
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So they somehow went down the Rock Creek trail all the way to the MFK trail.  Spent a miserable wet cold night in a makeshift shelter.  In the morning they came back up the Rock Creek to Snow Lake and were located by one of the SAR teams.

It ended well.  Thank you all for the good vibes.

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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 1:57 pm 
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Glad they are OK! Must have been a cold night. I was wondering if they took that turn. The rock creek trail is a pretty rocky trail with overgrowth towards the top. Much different than the snow lake trail. But I guess you never know what it's like to be lost until you actually are.

Nice work by SAR.
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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 2:55 pm 
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Owler wrote:
Much different than the snow lake trail.

not to mention the Snow Lakes trail goes UP from the lake to the divide and then back down to Alpental.

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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 3:31 pm 
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SO nice to see a missing hikers report where the hikers survived and were found by search parties.
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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 3:44 pm 
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They made some mistakes that resulted in the unintended night out, but..  They did a few things right. They stayed together and stayed on known trails which greatly contributed to the success of this mission.

People going down Rock Creek instead of back to Alpental happens often enough that Rock Creek is part of any search plan involving lost hikers at Snow Lake.

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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 4:09 pm 
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Great to hear a good outcome.

Here is a trail map of that area.  Rock Creek trail goes north.

https://mappingsupport.com/p2/gissurfer.php?center=47.467222,-121.450682&zoom=14&basemap=ESRI_scanned_topo_USA&overlay=Trail_yellow,Trail_black&txtfile=https://mappingsupport.com/p2/special_maps/recreation/USFS_recreation.txt
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car68
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PostTue Nov 10, 2020 4:17 pm 
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Yep, but when your cell phone used as a navigation device goes dead...

My compass still works.  Never needs batteries and the original software has never needed updated.  smile.gif

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