On Nov. 22, 1991, the same day that Cindy Moyneur and Ryan McIntosh were hiking on Mt. Baldy ("Life and Death on Mt. Baldy," by Shane DuBow, Jan. 16), my wife Marta Hethmon and I were attempting to climb Rabbit Peak in the Santa Rosa Mountains southwest of Indio.
We got a late start, took a long time crossing the desert floor and were climbing out of a canyon and up a gully at nightfall. Just as the light faded, we were struck by heavy winds and a rainstorm, almost certainly the same storm that dropped snow that evening on Baldy.