Texan Gives Directions to Family. Family Promptly Gets Lost In Wilderness For Days

Texan Gives Directions to Family. Family Promptly Gets Lost In Wilderness For Days

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Texan Gives Directions to Family. Family Promptly Gets Lost In Wilderness For Days

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Aspen trees in the Weminuche Wilderness | Photo Credit:

Aspen trees in the Weminuche Wilderness | Photo Credit: Leaflet | Cover Photo: Charlie DeTar

It’s never cool to be on the receiving end of bad directions– especially when those directions leave you and your family in the Colorado wilderness for 3 days.

Related: The Terrifying Story Of The Texas Family Buried In Their SUV For Days

Over the weekend, 33 year-old Dustin Beaver and his two kids became lost after they asked a Texas hiker for directions to Dollar Lake in the Weminuche Wilderness of southwest Colorado reports the Denver Post. Beaver, who was accompanied by his 8 year-old daughter and 6 year-old, embarked on a Saturday trip to the lake when those directions put them on a series of livestock and wildlife trails.

“Beaver said faulty directions from a hiker from Texas caused him to go in the wrong direction.”La Plata County Sheriff’s Office

After two days being lost, a search and rescue effort involving 30 rescue personnel and 2 helicopters was mobilized on Monday morning. Luckily, the family encountered a Australian family who later lead them to safety. They arrived at safety at approximately 8 p.m. on Monday evening.

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The family was properly equipped for multiple nights out and were able to start a fire each night.

Find the entire Denver Post article here: Bad directions from Texas hiker leads to 3 unplanned days in wilderness for Colorado family

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