Nov 2, 2012, 1:25 PM
Registered: Aug 31, 2002
From reading the blog and talking to folks on scene, they were hikers on the George Route, a mostly 4th class exposed hike well off the main trail. Bees have been active in that area of Camelback for years. People have been rescued and died in the same area several times. I stay away from certain routes because of them. They become less active in the cold, which isn't often in Phoenix.
One thing that may help to survive an attack on facial openings would be a mosquito net/head cover. Another would be to avoid killing or disturbing any of the bees and leaving the area immediately.
My condolences to the young man's family.
(This post was edited by sonso45 on Nov 2, 2012, 1:26 PM)