Multnomah Falls, Oregon – A 35 year old Portland woman became the second hiker in two days to become lost above Multnomah Falls. Tristen Ross called for help after losing her way while hiking the Larch Mountain Trail.
Multnomah County Search and Rescue crew members found her about 12:45 a.m. She was cold, but otherwise in good spirits. She was able to walk out under her own power.
A 20 year old hiker had to be rescued from the same area early Monday after she lost her way.
The Sheriff’s Office is encouraging hikers to pack basic essentials when heading into the woods and to research your route before you go. Proper equipment to take along on a hike include a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, fire starter, knife, first aid kit and signaling device. The Sheriff’s Office says its also a good idea to hike with a friend or group and before you leave the house, let someone know where you plan to hike and when you expect to return.