Months After These Friends Disappeared, Two Bodies Were Found In The Wilderness Locked In An Embrace

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Image: David McNew/Getty Images
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Take a look on the park’s website and you’ll find some basic advice about being prepared for likely conditions there. The guidelines counsel hikers to carry two gallons of water each for a day’s walking, to avoid too much activity during the hottest time of the day and to wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. They also point out that there is no cellphone reception in the park.

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Image: Giuseppe Milo
Image: Giuseppe Milo

We still don’t actually know how well equipped for their hike Orbeso and Nguyen were, although members of their families described them as seasoned hikers. Nonetheless, a Joshua Tree National Parks spokesman, George Land, later told The Orange County Register, “They weren’t desert rats. This is a whole different world out here.”

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