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Mountain Safety, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, October, 2018

MOUNTAIN SAFETY

SEKI INCIDENTS: What Not to Do...

Incidents in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks,
Kaweah Commonwealth, October 23, 2018.

MAIN POINTS

Mineral King

A STRANGE ONE

"October 14— At 1:45 a.m., rangers were notified of a satellite device activation atop Franklin Pass registered to a 34-year-old male. Rangers were not able to obtain details of injury/illness. Search-and-rescue operations were planned to be initiated early the following morning. At 8 a.m., Park dispatch was contacted via cell phone by the individual who had activated his PLB. The individual was uninjured, not requesting assistance, and hiking out under his own power. The individual stated that he had activated his PLB when his tent was surrounded by three mountain lions during the night. A further investigation will be conducted. Sequoia-Kings Canyon wildlife officials have been notified of the incident."

 

Grant Grove

"October 9— Rangers provided medical aid to a hunter who was gored by a deer. It was a walk-in medical at the Kings Canyon Visitor Center. The individual initially self-applied a tourniquet to his left leg, and bleeding was later controlled by the ranger. The hunter was later transferred to Sequoia Safety Council and transported."

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SPRING OF 2018 TRAIL CONDITIONS in the SOUTH SIERRA

 

SOUTH SIERRA
SPRING OF 2018 HIGH SIERRA TRAIL CONDITIONS

Sequioa & Kings Canyon

Road to Cedar Grove out to Roads End OPEN April 27, 12 Noon,
Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park.

 

Main Points

"Winter" conditions above 8500 feet.

The South Fork Kings River Bridge above Paradise Valley is STILL OUT.

 

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Sierra News: October Mountain Safety Report, ANNUAL FATALITY REPORT, SEQUOIA-KINGS CANYON

 

 

HIGH SIERRA NEWS

October 2017

SEKI Mountain Safety Report

INCIDENTS IN SEQUOIA-KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS,
September 25 - October 8, 2017,
Kaweah Commonwealth, October 13, 2017.


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