Hiking is a fun activity, and you get to visit many interesting landmarks, but it has its dangers. We share with you the story of Daniel Nguyen, who died when he slipped 1,500 feet during a hike to Mt. Baldy in southern California.
I myself hiked this trail five and a half years ago and know the hazards. Winter even brings more hazards such as ice. I share an excerpt of the article:
A recent Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) graduate fell about 1,500 feet to his death Tuesday morning, while attempting to help a friend slipping on a trail as they hiked up Mount Baldy.
Garden Grove resident Daniel Nguyen, 23, was pronounced dead at 5:16PM on Tuesday, February 2, according to a release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner office.
Authorities said Nguyen and two other male friends were hiking in the Devil’s Backbone area of Mount Baldy when he fell down the mountainside in the process of helping his fellow hiker on the trail.