WINTER TRAVEL -- A Portland family spent Thursday night in their snowbound car in southern Oregon after following their GPS’s directions.
The Daily Courier reports that a husband, wife, 9-year-old child and their dog became snowbound after driving on Happy Camp Road up near Page Mountain Sno-Park, 20 miles southeast of Cave Junction.
The route through Happy Camp is the most direct way to get to Willow Creek, where the family said they were headed, said Lt. Travis Snyder of the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office.
But the route is not advised in the winter because it isn't plowed past the Sno-Park, he said.
Motorists are advised to be careful with GPS navigation in remote areas. Snyder says drivers should also consult standard maps and avoid lightly traveled roads.