Lost and found in the mountains

OFF TRAIL—Robin Breman, left, and Wendy Gerber took a wrong turn on a recent hike. Could their situation have been prevented?

Last month Westlake Village resident Wendy Gerber went hiking with a friend. Several hours later they became lost and had to call for help from the Malibu Search and Rescue team. They had planned to go kayaking on Westlake Lake, but changed their minds and instead hiked a trail at Lindero Canyon and Triunfo Canyon roads.

Their predicament wasn’t unique—hikers get lo...

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