California Trails

Two Hikers Found Dead Near Amboy Crater

The Orange County couple were hiking in the Mojave, where temps reached 113 degrees.

Amboy Crater, an extinct cinder cone volcano off Interstate 40, is a local attraction for its barren, black landscape. But without adequate preparation (including a lot of water), hiking it can be dangerous. Gen Miake, 60, and Kathie Barber, 58, of Yorba Linda, were found by a helicopter crew that responded to a 911 call.