Skip to comments.Pray for 2 hikers missing in Glacier National Park, Montana
Posted on 10/14/2012 5:52:11 PM PDT by conservativesister
Please pray for 2 missing hikers age 32, from Maryland, they were reported missing when the airport contacted one of the wives saying her husband missed his plane. She call authorities and reported the two missing. The one man has a young baby. Please pray they are found safe. There is snow in the higher elevations.
WOW! I am impressed the airlines called a relative to say someone had missed a flight... Prayers lifted up!
Prayers up - I’ve had personal experience with someone missing like this and it’s a tough thing to go through. Hopefully, they are well-prepared, keep their wits about them, & SAR will find them quickly.
I’ve hiked some of those trails in Summer. Even then they can be tough. My prayers are up,
This looks like the details about the hikers (?):
Prayers for them.
Nothing said about this being grizzly bear country and if a sow with cubs they don’t take kindly to humans.
I've backpacked the high lonesome and canoed the scenic wilderness on many occasions, and this Glacier deal brings back a memory.
Years ago my odest daughter was busy graduating from the University of Wisconsin. She came to me and said she and some of her frineds were planning an expedition backpacking into the wilderness. She wanted me to give her a list of this things the crew would need for comfort and safety.
They were going on a hike into Glacier.
I asked which of her compatriots was the experienced one in the wilderness. She said no one. That's why she needed my list.
I suggested that if this was a virgin hike for the entire crew, this didn't sound like smart fun. They should start closer to home, in one of our state parks. That way no one could get overly lost while they were learning the trade.
I've seen experienced people get momentarily lost orienteering. We have canoed where no man has gone before...at least for a long time. On several occasions another group would canoe to our campsite and ask, ""What lake is this?"
Indeed I pray for all lost souls, but will suggest that,even for the most lost, the vast majority of the time, the seekers find them; and they are left with a great story to tell the grand kids.
I got to go look for a hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail last month. He really helped himself out by having a SPOT emergency beacon. The beacon passed his position so accurately, the search portion of the rescue lasted 3 minutes. He had a badly fractured ankle and couldn’t walk at all. By having that beacon he probably sped up his rescue by at least 12 hours. That 12 hour figure would be larger except he had been found by other hikers and I assume they would have hiked out for help.
Prayers up for the hikers and just as many for the ones who are searching for them. If they keep their heads and don't leave the trail they have a good chance.
I went through the lost in the mountains thing. we had rescue teams looking for us. I was down to that can of sardines in the bottom of my pack as my only food left. it took us an extra 3 days to get out because of an unexpected heavy snow storm. 2 people in our group were not prepared for the snow. we ended up hiking out and checked in at the ranger station when we did. that’s when we found out they have been looking for us. it was not a fun 3 days
Prayers for the hikers and their families.
Lone males are far more dangerous, and by a LOT.
So true Bill. We have already had a snowstorm here in the High Sierra of California and it is only October 14th. I have hiked all over the Sierra but hiking in the wilderness this time of year can be life threatening.
You can own one for about $200, there are places that will rent you one for $10-12 per day or $70/week. There were a few times in my life when I would have given many times that for such a device.
The one good thing I seen in the link was this particular hike was going to be an overnighter so they atleast had a tent and sleeping gear. Start a fire, stay warm and stay put. In all my times hunting the mountains I always made sure I had enough gear to stay overnight if I had to and I always had the ability to start a fire, it’s a life saver. If need be set a mountain on fire, they’ll find ya. OK maybe not to that extreme but a big fire works both ways.