Two 19-year old women die on Timberline Trail

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Re: Two 19-year old women die on Timberline Trail

Post by adamschneider » August 18th, 2017, 9:41 am

kepPNW wrote:The Google map they published shows them being found where Lost Creek crosses the PCT, not up above on the Paradise loop. I've not been through there as often... Is there even another falls down there?
Yes. There are two branches that converge right below the PCT. The one on the left (north) is a bit cascade-ish and surrounded by brush, but the one on the right is a somewhat precipitous drop. You can see it in the Google Earth view:
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These falls are basically right in between the two trails. It seems likely that the girls set up camp by going downhill from the upper loop trail, but the hikers who found them were on the PCT.

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Re: Two 19-year old women die on Timberline Trail

Post by Guy » August 18th, 2017, 10:04 am

adamschneider wrote:
These falls are basically right in between the two trails. It seems likely that the girls set up camp by going downhill from the upper loop trail, but the hikers who found them were on the PCT.
Yeah, there is a short user trail up the the falls from the PCT. You can not see them if you stay on either the Paradise trail or the PCT.

Sad update in today's Oregonian
http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/inde ... ed_to.html
hiking log & photos.
Ad monte summa aut mors

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