Lost hiker and her dog rescued in Desolation Wilderness (video) | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Lost hiker and her dog rescued in Desolation Wilderness (video)

A missing hiker and her dog were airlifted out of Desolation Wilderness after spending the night in a remote area, according to authorities.

The hiker, a Sacramento woman, was out hiking with her dog Monday in a remote part of Desolation Wilderness, the 63,960-acre, federally protected area west of Lake Tahoe.

They ultimately spent a chilly late-spring night outside Monday, according to a Facebook post by California Highway Patrol Air Operations.

The next day, El Dorado County Search and Rescue successfully located the missing duo near Forni Lake. Due to the remote location, a CHP helicopter transported the hiker and her dog to Strawberry, where El Dorado County deputies provided further assistance.