According to Herren, he started walking at 10 am and arrived at the trailhead at 4 pm. No one from Double Y was at the trailhead waiting for him. Neilson eventually came back and took him to the hospital in Jackson, where Herren stayed for five days with a bruised kidney and bruised vertebrae. "I am 69 years old," says Herren. "I didn't deserve this treatment. Their plan was to come look for me if I was not out by 5 pm. It was a 10-mile walk."
Herren filed a complaint with the Wyoming State Board of Outfitters and Professional Guides. He also filed criminal charges of reckless endangerment against Yeaman in Wyoming District Court. The criminal charges were dismissed without prejudice, but Yeaman pleaded guilty and was fined $760 and placed on one year of unsupervised probation for setting his camp in an unauthorized area. Separately, Herren won a settlement for $32,000 against Yeaman.
The Wyoming Board of Outfitters and Professional Guides also took disciplinary action, reaching a settlement with Yeaman in which he was issued a five-year conditional outfitter license. According to the public record, Yeaman agreed to the settlement in lieu of a hearing on the revocation of his license.........(continued)