California family hiking deaths

Family selfies, nature photos, an unanswered text and several calls that were never connected detail

The final hours of a California couple and their child before they died on a hiking trail near Yosemite last August

Mariposa County Sheriff's Office pulled data from Gerrish's cell phone, allowing it to retrace the family's last steps

Authorities were able to pull a text message from Gerrish's phone at 11:56 a.m. asking for help

In addition to texts and phone calls, authorities chronicled almost 16 photos from Gerrish's camera roll

On August 17, search-and-rescue teams found the family dead 1.6 miles from their car on the Savage Lundy Trail

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