Around 11 a.m. on April 1, Kremers and Froon set off to explore the area surrounding the active Baru Volcano toward the Continental Divide. According to experts, the three-mile stretch is relatively simple to navigate, and most tourists who get lost return unharmed. The women took their host family’s dog, Blue, along with them.
Last Known Whereabouts
Before they embarked on the hike, the women posted on Facebook, announcing their plans to tour the local village. They also stated that they had eaten brunch with two fellow Dutch men. Kremers and Froon asked a local innkeeper for directions. That evening, Blue returned from the hike—alone.