Egad! What was he thinking? Or was he thinking at all?
source Hat tip: Ernie Coffman
A man who had never hiked up Multnomah Falls had to be rescued Saturday night. Steven Page decided to hike up the trail around 8p with just a t-shirt, shorts and boots. He did not have water, food, a flashlight or a cell phone. His girlfriend called for help 2 hours later. Search and Rescue crews located Page on the main trail around 2:30am. He was safe and uninjured. Page said he was having a difficult time finding the trail in the dark.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone visiting Columbia Gorge scenic areas such as Multnomah Falls to remember to carry the proper equipment before venturing out on the trails including a map, water, food, compass, extra clothes, a flashlight and extra batteries, cellphone, firestarter, first aid kit and a signaling device such as a whistle. Be sure you let someone who is not on the hike with you know where you are going, what trail or trails you plan on hiking, and when you should return. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit to the Columbia Gorge scenic areas.