(Gallatin County, Mont.)
On Friday, August 10th, 2018, a Gallatin County Sheriff’s Deputy and members from the Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue at Big Sky responded to a report of two lost hikers without water from Minnesota on the Sky Rim Trail. The hikers were able to contact emergency services on Big Horn Peak with their cell phone. Search and Rescue members located the two hikers the following morning. After hydrating, Search and Rescue members hiked out with the two men.
This rescue is a great example of what can happen while hiking in Montana. Hikers on a technical trail that did not anticipate the great distance that they would have to cross before they encountered a water source. Sheriff Brian Gootkin would like to remind hikers to take extra water with you or fill your containers often in these hot summer months. Photos courtesy of the Sheriff’s Office