GALLATIN COUNTY, MONTANA
On 08-06-11 at approximately 1608 hours, Park County dispatch received a 911 call from two lost hikers in the Bridger Bowl Area. Park County dispatch contacted Gallatin County dispatch.
The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County Search and Rescue and Bridger Canyon Fire responded. Two adult female hikers and their two dogs set out from Fairy Lake en route to Bridger Bowl. Prior to arriving at Bridger Bowl, one of the dogs became injured. The dog’s paws were raw and bleeding. The hikers attempted a shortcut to Bridger Bowl and became stranded.
Search and Rescue members located one of the hikers just above the Alpine basin with the injured dog. The dog was bandaged and transported down the hill. The other hiker managed to hike down to the Bridger Bowl parking lot with her dog. Both hikers were uninjured.
The Sheriff would like to remind hikers to always be prepared for emergencies when hiking in the backcountry.