Montana, Ravalli County. In mid-June, Thomas Peterson (15) and Gene Saycuich (23) were climbing in a mountain range in Ravalli County in pursuit of pictures and game. They had covered considerable territory and when they decided to return they took a short-cut. They descended a steep chute not realizing that the bottom was sheer. When they reached this point they decided to spend the night since they could go neither up nor down. A third member of the party returned by a more orthodox route and alerted a rescue party that came in the next day and removed them from their predicament. No injuries were sustained.
Source: John Cain, Sheriff, Hamilton, Montana.