GPS units leads another family astray

May 28, 2010 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

People keep getting stranded following directions from their GPS units to follow backcountry roads. The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports that Melissa Batz of Aumsville and her two kids were about 15 minutes from reaching their destination at a campground along the Rogue River last Friday when the unit in her car sent them on a detour.

Snow started falling, and they got stuck on a backcountry road. After hiking uphill for awhile, they were able to get through to 911 on a cellphone. The GPS actually turned out to be helpful in the end. It provided search and rescue personnel the latitude and longitude to find them. After a night in a motel in Grants Pass, the family reached the Almeda campground.

Information from: Daily Courie

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