CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
JULY 1, 2010
Hike near Elk Creek Reservoir leads to unplanned night in the woods
Four teenagers that were on a camping trip spent an unplanned night in the woods near Elk Creek Reservoir, located near Elk River, Sunday night. According to a news release from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office the teens were hiking around Sunday near the reservoir’s swimming area. When they didn’t return family members called authorities shortly after Monday.
County search and rescue dog teams and all-terrain vehicle teams searched the area but the teens walked out on their own to their camp around Monday. According to the news release the four were cold and wet but were otherwise in good health. They told deputies they had been walking on a trail when it got dark so stopped to spend the night.