Found Deceased CA - Rachel Nguyen, 20, & Joseph Orbeso, 21, Joshua Tree Nat'l Park, 27 July 2017 #1

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  1. Gardener1850

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    [h=1]Authorities searching for missing couple in Joshua Tree National Park[/h]
    http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/2...r-missing-couple-in-joshua-tree-national-park

    http://www.desertsun.com/story/news...-missing-joshua-tree-national-park/522731001/
     
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    https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/california/north-view-and-maze-trails
    DESERT! :(

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    http://z1077fm.com/couple-missing-in-joshua-tree-national-park/
     
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    http://www.hidesertstar.com/the_desert_trail/article_495e951c-7499-11e7-bcb0-f77eed0e1344.html
     
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    http://www.hidesertstar.com/news/article_36ecaa0c-74cd-11e7-b21d-7f12f205cac2.html

    The couple is from Orange County, CA. A few key lines from the article:
     
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    The car was indeed parked at this trailhead. If they continue walking north and easterly, there are subdivisions on the other side of the hills. I hope they have supplies with them.

    http://www.hidesertstar.com/news/ar...1e7-b21d-7f12f205cac2.html?mode=image&photo=2

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    http://www.jttortoisetelegraph.com/...9/Couple-Missing-in-Joshua-Tree-National-Park

    Some key points from the article:
     
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    We frequently hike at JTNP but never in the summer. It's just too hot. There is very little shade and the temperatures are easily above 100 degrees pretty much every day. For me those conditions spell misery, but I also know there are others who enjoy the extreme weather and some who don't realize how extreme it really is. Regardless, LOTS of water is a must. Usually when people get into trouble hiking in the desert it's because they underestimated the amount of water they will need. At JTNP it is also easy to lose the trail if you venture off of it. There are washes out there that look like trails. In fact, many of the trails ARE washes. I am thinking these two lost the trail or followed the wrong trail and now SAR is doing their best to locate them.

    In one of the articles I read (not linked here) it said there were heavy thunderstorms and flash flooding in parts of the park yesterday. That is terrifying, too. If you've never seen a flash flood in the desert, I highly suggest you watch a video on youtube. It will amaze and scare you.

    ETA: GigTu, looks like we were posting at the same time. Your quoted post is the one I was referencing.
     
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    Other than succombing to the elements, what could cause BOTH to be incapacitated?

    The JOSAR page looks like a good place to watch for updates. I'm really worried about these two and hope they are located safe. I'm not confident since there are no updates.... and the unverified comment we read above.

    https://www.facebook.com/josarorg/
     
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    Flash flooding comes to mind. Also one being injured (snake bite, fall, etc..) and the other refusing to go get help and succumbing to the elements or trying to carry the other out and heat stroke.
     
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