Boy Scouts—Died in Snowfall in Santa Rita Mountains

Three Boy Scouts, Mike Early, David Greenberg, and Michael La Noue, died in the Santa Rita Mountains during a snowfall on November 15, 1958.

Six boys set out that day to hike Mt. Baldy, now known as Mt. Wrightson. Three of the boys turned back but the other 3 continued and were caught in a freak snowstorm.

The boys' bodies were not found until December 4, 1958. There is a memorial to these boys in the Santa Rita Mountains on the Josephine Saddle Trail.


"Bodies of Lost Boys Found." Arizona Daily Star. December 5, 1958.  Page 1.

Leavengood, Betty. Hikers Guide to the Santa Rita Mountains. Boulder, Colo.: Pruett Pub. Co. c1994.  Page

"Snow Blankets City." Arizona Daily Star.  November 17, 1958.  Page.

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