Two Hikers Rescued After Being Stranded in Eaton Canyon

File photo.
File photo.
From City News Service

Two hikers who got stuck on the side of a mountain in the Eaton Canyon area near Altadena Saturday night were plucked from their predicament by a county fire helicopter crew tonight and placed on safe footing, a dispatcher said.
Firefighters were notified around 6:40 p.m. that the hikers were in trouble in the 2200 block of Pinecrest Drive, Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher Miguel Ornelas said.
A helicopter crew arrived at 7:08 p.m., made the rescue and cleared the scene at 7:43 p.m., Ornelas said, adding that the hikers were not injured.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 06, 2014 at 03:47 AM
This must be the first time this ever happened.....THIS WEEK!
rubberband January 06, 2014 at 10:56 PM
anyone in the know please report how much a rescue of this nature costs. I'm curious.
Claire Frémont-Hampton January 07, 2014 at 01:23 AM
I will drop you both on a mountaintop and gladly pay for the rescue, just so to have a respite for a moment of all the title bestowing upon my head. Though I was fond of researcher of radioactivity. I do not, however, want anything to do with that City below me. They are all quite mad down there.
rubberband January 07, 2014 at 11:14 AM
I won't do well stranded on a mountain, Claire. I'd have to kill and eat Buzz to survive, and being that he's a good guy and all, it'd be a bummer....Plus, he exercises a lot and he'd probably be all stringy and too lean to make a good meal. And YOU said you would have run for City Manager had you known all the perks and benefits...I was just agreeing....But, I will stop the printer from making all the "IMPEACH THE CITY MANAGER A-HOLE" and "QUEEN CLAIRE WILL CLEAR THE AIR" signs because you asked...and threatened...and you scare me a little.
Claire Frémont-Hampton January 07, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Two words about Marty- crock pot. Its just on that particular site, the ones there use it to only be very serious. Sometimes they get very upset at people who are not like them. A fine line, one I am never quite sure of crossing.
rubberband January 07, 2014 at 05:08 PM
Sweet Zoo Keeper Claire-- Marty/Buzz isn't always as intense and serious to death as he seems. He has admitted here on the Patch he might seem very serious, but isn't always....and he does like to find satire, irony, and can be very tongue-firmly-in-cheek. He likes debating and has a definite opinion about many things. He and I don't agree on some topics and what keeps us cool is what I believe is a mutual respect...and that he will learn and bother to look @ info that might not be the norm for him and admit if he has changed his mind or sees another POV. I've also seen him apologize and be very kind. He's a good sort. And as far as "very upset" goes with people that do not agree, there doesn't appear to be anyone gunning for you...you make very rational and well thought out queries/statements .....and a lot of folks don't know HOW to approach someone just asking a question, who wants info and don't know how to engage a conversation without attacking/name-calling, put downs.... It's a pretty common American phenomena (not limited to us, but we do sorta come off pretty loud and sometimes rude/brash, eh?) Most of life mindfully lived is a fine line...I notice your small elegant probably size six dance shoes haven't tread on any toes.... I don't see your calm yet passionate demeanor and intelligent wording a target anytime soon, and unless I have missed it, it appears the "war of words" is limited to a few key players. It's not hyperbole for me...I quite literally NEED to remain light and have laughter and refrain from overly emotionally strenuous or drama laden stuff...Being able to be an intelligent worthy formidable opponent is very different than HAVING to be one...not doing much debating these days. Laughter and learning are vital; mud slinging and being "right and proving it" have left my building, so to speak.
Claire Frémont-Hampton January 08, 2014 at 12:32 AM
Oh- you think I speak of Marty. I am most sorry, rubberband. I was jesting about the title bestowing; I do find it rather amusing. I speak about the Beaumont site. They are much too serious. And yes, size 6 shoes. Stop peeking in my closet.
Fortified- AKA Carlos Danger January 08, 2014 at 02:11 AM
Crack pot is spelled with an "A". Yes, I had a little fun yesterday for about 20 minutes. They are on 24/7 hate, and deserved a little hand grenade........I marched into hell for a heavenly cause..I . Why?...I am the man from La Mancha To dream the impossible dream....to fight the unbeatable foe ... ..To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause .. ------ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfHnzYEHAow ---... kinda reminds me of Buzz Lightyear. All bright eyed and bushy tailed, and giving ones life to fighting the good fight for the cause.
rubberband January 08, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Bright eyed and bushy tailed...sounds like the New Yorker squirrels that want to kill me and plot ways to destroy everything and anyone in back yard.....it's the only animal that actively hates me. And Claire, I'm clear now, got it. Yea, Beaumont site has a lot of hostility and grrrrrr....I'll stay outta your closet, but my advice is to put some of the nicer dresses in an acid free box and possibly under bed to prevent sun color leeching. :)
Claire Frémont-Hampton January 08, 2014 at 11:23 AM
The crock pot is for stringy runners with little meat on their bones, to be tenderized enough for consumption, in the event of you having to duke it out as to who cannibalizes who. Sorry, Marty, I feel you are toast in such an event. You may run, but rubberband will make you fall down laughing, then attack.
rubberband January 08, 2014 at 11:46 AM
See? It's awkward and weird, but my way WORKS. You'll never see it coming, but when it hits you'll be too busy trying not to wet yourself. I am an excellent cook, and that surprises many. BUzz Stew.....I must remember to pick up some baby potatoes and mushrooms.... LOL.----------------------------------------------(AND remember I LIKE FIGHTING and teach hand to hand extreme assault survival skills...mostly due to NOT being able to run so I MUST stay and fight....no Irish "he who fights and runs away. May live to fight another day" here, and my quarter Irish blood wants to every time.)
Claire Frémont-Hampton January 08, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Pirate and Irish blood. I suppose you raid all the whiskey, yes?
rubberband January 08, 2014 at 02:02 PM
yep. Raiding of whiskey and chocolate and fine meats happens. I'm highly organized and very clean like a cat and a total Captain Morgan mess in other ways...It's messy and fun, my heritage...Irish, Italian, French-Swiss and Polish....woof.
rubberband January 08, 2014 at 02:07 PM
http://www.kabirbedi.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/BlackCorsair.jpg---------------------- yep, that'd be me:)


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