CA CA - Barbara Thomas, 69, Bullhead City, hiking wearing bikini in Mojave desert, 12 July 2019

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  1. alexwood

    alexwood Well-Known Member

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    I just can't get over the bikini. Hiking in a bikini in the desert. Wonder how cold it was overnight?
     


  2. PommyMommy

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  3. alexwood

    alexwood Well-Known Member

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    Well, at least it wasn't cold. But today it's going to be very, very hot. I sure hope she can survive, but with no water . . . doesn't look too good.
     
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    GraceG Well-Known Member

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    Go WEST on the map from Bullhead city. According to one of the MSM links in this thread she was 20 miles north of Hwy 40 (the scale for distance is in the lower right of the map) and east of the road that runs between Baker and Kelso. You can make the map go to satellite to see the terrain better. Google Maps
     
  6. Tealgrove

    Tealgrove #Where Is Summer? #Gannon Is My Hero

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    I'm sorry to so obtuse but I have a question. Is it common to hike in the desert in the middle of summer?

    I have no experience with deserts (live in Canada), but we continually see people hiking in the desert when it's really hot and getting into trouble. I know enough about deserts that I wouldn't attempt it.

    Am I missing something? TIA
     
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  7. monicadc74

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    Is she really 69? She does not look that old, not even close...
     
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    I hang out at the desert in the summer but only at the river or lake. It’s too hot to not be around water imo. I would never go hiking in the summer there. But some do.
     
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    Something is missing from this story
     
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  11. whoizzit

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    It's been 24 hrs, likely more. Double ugh.

    Hard to find much info. GraceG's comment about the Explorers of the Mojave Desert FB group seems to have interesting info. There are two posts there about Barbara.

    Not finding much on twitter, either.

    SBCSD Colorado River Station on Twitter
     
  12. Ninja Bunny

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    Agree. Trucker cap, boots, and a bikini, no food, no water, no protection from the elements, no gps or cell... this doesn’t pass the sniff test with me.
     
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  16. Jo in Calif

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    The search is moving into the third day for Barbara Thomas in the Mohave desert. Barbara was last seen in the area of Kelbaker / Hidden Hills near the I-40. The search involves numerous Search & Rescue members, deputies, K9’s, Sheriff’s Aviation(helicopter) and Park Rangers.

    There have been no sightings of her at this time. The temperatures today hovered around 104 degrees

    The search for 69-year-old Barbara Thomas is continuing In the area of Kelbaker/ Hidden Hills near ... from SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department : Nixle
     
  17. Tallulah. Lakkey

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    I live in Bullhead City, Arizona. I don't know where you're getting your temperatures from, but it was a 122 today, and 119 yesterday. Hiking out here in these temperatures is not unusual, neither is the bikini and boots,.....however no phone, no water, and no food for anyone used to this climate is very strange.
     
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    I think her niece has Kelbaker Road and the freeway mixed up. The 40 is a long ways south from where she was last seen. And if someone happened to be driving along Kelbaker the same time she was walking across it, that would surprise me
     
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    In PommyMommy’s defense, someone asked her how cold it gets at night, she was giving a nighttime low temperature not day time high.
     
  20. PommyMommy

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    Thank you, it's good to have another local here. The original poster asked about the overnight temperature on the 12th which came from the link in my post. MOO
     
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