About 5:50 p.m. on April 8, 2011, PMR was requested to search for another lost snow boarder outside the Timberline Ski Area on Mt. Hood. The subject was believed to be low in Sand Canyon and moving on his own toward the direction of the Glade Trail. A PMR hasty team was on site shortly after 7:00 p.m. and headed to the trailhead. The subject made it out to the Glade and was met by AMR and the PMR team.
PMR urges skiers and snow boarders to stay in ski area boundaries unless they are fully prepared for back country travel. Adequate preparation includes knowledge of the area, a map and compass and navigation skills. Back country travelers should be prepared to stay out over night, even if they only intend to be out of bounds for a short time.