Preventable Winter Hiking Death: Crystal Gonzalez 56

Inside Edition reports on this fatal hiking accident of January 8, 2023. Crystal Gonzalez 56, recorded a video of herself as she climbed the icy slopes of Mt. Baldy, California. The video cuts off as the hiker lost her balance and slid 700 feet down the mountain where she succumbed to severe injuries. Ms. Gonzalez had 4 children.

There are over 400 comments worth reading on this You Tube video, with locals discussing their experience on Mt. Baldy.

Winter mountain equipment such as an ice axe, helmet and crampons are helpful when traversing ice, but it’s probably best to find less threatening conditions, or to stay home and avoid taking the risk. No trail is worth your life.

How Unprepared Hikers Get Into Trouble

January 2022

Rescue and Recovery of Lost Hikers



Solo Hikers Who Never Returned

January 2022

Solo hikers keep going missing. Here are the dangers to steer clear of.

The mysterious disappearance of Pacific Crest Trail hiker David O’Sullivan

How the body of a hiker who disappeared two years ago was found in the North Cascades

Jennifer Coleman, missing hiker from Virginia, found dead in Montana’s Glacier National Park

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