Type of HikeDay hike
It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. As we were hiking up to lake 22 we heard the sad news that a 15 year old boy died while trying to free climb some surrounding cliffs. We reached the group of teens at the top of the trail late that evening, they were all very devastated. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the brother, friends, and families of the boy. I’m so sorry for your loss. Its an important lesson for those of us that hike these common trails. You never know what situation you will run into, even on an easy day hike such as lake 22. I would encourage everyone to always carry medical supplies on whatever hike you partake on. I personally am thinking about getting a satellite phone or something to call for help quicker in situations like this. The local hikers, and response team did a great job. My prayers go out to them as well, it is a very difficult situation to find yourself in. I am very appreciative of their willingness to help in whatever way they could. If you are reading this please continue to pray for the family and friends of the boy, and encourage your friends to prepare for anything because you never know when you’ll be called upon to help.