Missing hikers, reportedly from Yorba Linda, found dead in the desert – Orange County Register

Two hikers were found dead Saturday afternoon around the scorching Amboy Crater, an extinct cinder cone volcano halfway between Barstow and Needles where temperatures hit 104 degrees, authorities said.

CBS Local reported the man and woman, reportedly from Yorba Linda, were said to be in their 50s. Their names were not released.

At 1:36 p.m. Saturday, deputies responded to the area of the Amboy Crater and National Trails Highway after receiving a report of two lost hikers, according to an email from San Bernardino County sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller.

The Amboy Crater is a barren, almost black geological structure that fascinates tourists – particularly those from Europe, said Manny Lopez, the manager of the Roy’s Motel Cafe & Gas Station on Saturday afternoon. Often, he said, hikers are unprepared for the heat.

The high in Amboy hit 104 degrees at 1:56 p.m., according to…

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