Elderly Hiker Rescued By Search & Rescue Jeep Team

A hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail had to be rescued because she didn’t expect to be cold in the middle of August. At 6:15PM Monday evening an SOS notification was sent from a device the 78-year-old woman was carrying. She had been hiking the trail for more than 40 days but the conditions had turned cold and wet and she feared she may be experiencing Hypothermia. Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies followed her GPS coordinates and tried to reach her by way of Summit Lake Road, but they were turned back by bad road conditions. The Search and Rescue Jeep Team was called out and they found the woman at around 2 O’clock Tuesday morning. Medical personnel evaluated her and found her to be in good condition. She was given a ride to a hotel.