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After 42 years in the crucible of daily and weekly journalism, working for The Trek from home in my sweats and a with cup of coffee brings me great pleasure. The hiker, Trevor Laher, slipped on snow-covered ice near Apache Peak (PCT NOBO mile 169.5) while hiking with two friends, according to his father, Doug Laher. Passions: hiking, snowshoeing, bicycling, craft beer. The helicopter spotted the hiker and his three companions.

These names go on a long list of unfortunate trail-related accidents. The hiker, Trevor Laher, slipped on snow-covered ice near Apache Peak (PCT NOBO mile 169.5) while hiking with two friends, according to his father, Doug Laher. It’s kind of mobile isolation. It’s suspected his death was heat related. Brian Rokos has worked in newspapers since 1985, at the Mountain Democrat in Placerville, News Chronicle in Thousand Oaks, the Cincinnati Post, the Orange County Register and currently The Press-Enterprise/Southern California News Group. When class gets out, he boots over to the mountains to shoot photos, make videos, lay down deep carves on his snowboard, and jump things on his bicycle. Thousands of hikers on the 2,650-mile trek face perils including rattlesnakes, exposure, corneal flash burns from snow glare, and heatstroke.

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That was important to his father, my friend, Doug. It’s about the journey, not the destination. Photo credit: Shannon Maguire, USFS. Morita, visiting from Japan to solo-hike the trail, was found in the South Fork of the Kings River. Perfect when there no sounds but the earth. Hiker dies in fall from Pacific Crest Trail in…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Hiker dies in fall from Pacific Crest Trail in San Jacinto Mountains, Riverside County agrees to union contracts costing $60 million, ICE says dangerous criminals were released to the public from Adelanto center after court order, Fire ignites in Santa Ana River wash in Redlands, Loud noise at Ontario Mills mall prompts some customers to shelter in place, California to close 8 inmate firefighter camps, including one in Crestline, Riverside County coronavirus testing surges, Is it safe to go outside? A hiker fell to his death on the icy Pacific Crest Trail in the San Jacinto Mountains on Friday. He is in his second year at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, studying English and kinesiology. Wang was from China, and perished alone in Rancheria Creek in Kerrick Canyon, farther downstream from where the creek meets the path. A California Highway Patrol helicopter  located the hiker’s companions about 11 a.m. The Pacific Crest Trail Association warned Saturday that conditions in San Jacinto are dangerous, and that several hikers had been rescued in the past 48 hours. Jack Haskel, the information manager of the PCT, released a statement about the last two deaths and this season: “We don’t know the specifics of the latest tragedies and won’t speculate. But know this.

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