Missing NPF is currently working on identifying the locational data for this case. – – – It has not been made clear exactly when Gerald Duran and his girlfriend, Jodi Zatchick, started their hike, and when they were reported missing.
Since 1977, couple Gerald Duran and Jodi Zatchick were the only ones known to attempt hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) during the winter in 1983. They started in the north, and traveled south towards Wrightwood, California to stock up on supplies.
The couple ended up getting lost, and traveled down the wrong canyon leading them into steeper terrain than what they had prepared for. As they descended down the canyon on an icy slope, the couple slipped, falling over one-hundred feet, and died.
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This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 4130
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