inReach: Hiker Recovered After Having Stroke on John Muir Trail

Whether you’re hiking or biking, climbing or camping, canoeing or kayaking, hunting or fishing – a DeLorme inReach will bring the experience to life. The inReach’s true power lies in the peace of mind it brings to your adventures. Whether you worry less or your loved ones worry less, it enables you to go farther and to experience more without any second-guessing. And in an emergency, the inReach’s tracking and two-way SOS are the most valuable tools in your survival kit. Send messages, receive messages, track your routes, update social networks, and engage the wilderness like never before.

Just recently, officers in the California Highway Patrol helicopter and a Fresno County Sheriff’s deputy rescued a hiker who suffered a mild stroke Sunday evening along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Tara Steele, 66, from Santa Rosa was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail when she suffered an apparent stroke and was able to activate SOS on her inReach SE and request a medical evacuation.

“Because she had this device, we knew exactly where she was at,” CHP Ofc. Rusty Hotchkiss said.

“My daughter required that I had some way of communicating with her. How amazing it is that technology and people can make this happen,” Steele said to reporters.

No matter where your adventure takes you, inReach can help you share and protect your life anywhere in the world. From a simple “I love you” message to an urgent SOS trigger, inReach keeps you connected and safe anywhere in the world when outside of cell phone range.

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