At approximately 7 pm, Wednesday June 18, Two female hikers from Mission Viejo called 911 to report that they were lost in the vicinity of Valentine Lake. The Mono County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain a ping from their mobile phone, and provided the ping coordinates to the Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team.
The Team responded with 16 searchers to the Sherwin Lakes trailhead. 3 field teams trekked up the trail, and soon had aural contact with the subjects via whistle, and shortly thereafter had visual contact. The subjects were provided with headlamps and escorted down the trail and back to the trailhead. They suffered no injuries or duress.
Ops Leaders: Beck, Wallace. Responders: Torrence, Bush, Mulligan, Quiring, Carlson, Kaufman, Patterson, Evans, Senior, Pavlovsky, Buchanan, Hammack, L, Anderson, and Hennes.