A call came out for a 30 year old female stuck on the Dawn Mine trail; turns out they were off the Sunset Trail and it was two women with two dogs. Fire Department helicopter airlifted 2 female hikers and 1 small dog. The other dog they could not get to.
Two AMRT members went to Millard Canyon bottom where they heard the dog above them. An attempt was made to climb up to where the dog was located but a 50 foot vertical section proved to be impassable. It was decided we would try to access the dog from above. We could hear the dog, a 90lb. German Shepard, almost directly below us at the Sierra Saddle.
Once the winch truck was in position, we began lowering two members and a litter down to the dog. Along the way they encountered a considerable amount of poison oak over the 600+ foot distance that would be covered to reach the dog. Once on scene, we provided the dog with much needed water.
Now secured to the litter, we began to raise the dog up to Sierra Saddle. The raise went smoothly, and once at the top the dog was reunited with its' owner.
Turns out the German Shepherd spotted a deer and took off, breaking free from his leash. While attempting to retrieve him, the victims became stuck, prompting the rescue.