Four students lose way on Hogback

Lucy Hough

Last Thursday, April 3, four students’ quick after-dinner-hike turned into a five-hour-long adventure after the group became lost while hiking up Hogback Mountain.

Sophomore nursing Major Michele Bisig, freshman nursing major Tanya Landosky, sophomore aviation technology major Rob Karasiewilz and a fourth student who did wished to remain anonymous were those who got lost.

According to Karasiewilz, the wooden sign directing the path had fallen down, which made it difficult for them to get back quickly. Once it became dark, Lardosky convinced her friends to call 911, which was difficult due to lack of service. The Marquette County Central dispatch and the Search and Rescue unit, used the GPS on her cell phone to pinpoint their location.

The Search and Rescue unit took about an hour to find the students.

The volunteers who showed up to help them jokingly laughed that they had gotten lost so close to the road.

Landosky insisted that anyone could have gotten lost in their situation.

“It’s different when you’re out there and it’s dark,” Landosky said.

The students began fighting as they were trying to find their way out of the woods. Landosky said that it wasn’t until they had called 911 and made a fire, that they began to feel more comfortable and laugh at the situation.

“I just kept thinking, ‘This is sweet,'” Bisig said. “We’re making a really good memory.”