As the temperatures dropped rapidly on Saturday night, Chaffee County Search & Rescue-North and a Chaffee County sheriff’s assistant were called to Browns Canyon National Monument to take a group of hikers back to the trailhead.
According to Search & Rescue’s Facebook page, rescue volunteers were dispatched to Browns Canyon at 5:50 p.m. on Saturday to receive a report on a group of hikers who were disoriented and unable to find their way back to the trailhead.
A sheriff’s deputy was able to take part of the group out, and a hasty team from Search & Rescue-North met the remaining hikers who had been separated from the main group.
All parties had safely disappeared from the field by 7:45 p.m.
“With single-digit temperatures and a winter storm, we’re grateful for a short and successful mission,” the post said.