By Miriam Raftery
May 9, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – A 49-year-old man suffered a head injury in a tumble down a trail leading to Three Sisters Falls on April 29. The injury occurred at a steep section of trail where hikers must descend by rope, ECM has learned.
“The Forest Service considers this area unimproved wilderness,” said Lt. Todd Richardson with the Sheriff’s office, which performed a hoist rescue via helicopter.
Unlike nearby Cedar Creek Falls, where trails are maintained, the U.S. Forest Service declines to maintain trails in unimproved wilderness areas such as Three Sisters Trails that are not officially designated as hiking trails.