An Oakland couple attempting to traverse the northeast gully of Laurel Mountain lost their way last weekend. Mono County Search and Rescue were able to locate the climbers Sunday afternoon and escort them to safety. Photo courtesy Mono County Sheriff's Office
Mono County Search and Rescue helped escort two climbers off Laurel Mountain over the weekend after the visitors lost their way.
An Oakland couple, ages 31 and 32, were climbing the northeast Gully of Laurel Mountain when they failed to return from their climb and were reported overdue by friends. At approximately 10:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 6, the Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue team was called out to search for the overdue climbers. One group of SAR members attempted to determine the location of the climbers via light signals from Convict Lake. Another group of SAR members drove the Laurel Lakes road in case the climbers descended in that direction.
(Read more in the Thursday, July 11, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)