Missing Hiker in Sequoia National Park

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Missing Hiker in Sequoia National Park

Post by SEKI Public Affairs » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:14 pm

Please help us get the word out--a hiker is missing in Sequoia National Park.

For printable flyer: http://www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/upload ... 0-2014.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;








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Re: Missing Hiker in Sequoia National Park

Post by maverick » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:18 pm


SEKI PA wrote:

Please help us get the word out--a hiker is missing in Sequoia National Park.
Wow, SAR sure is busy this season. :\
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Re: Missing Hiker in Sequoia National Park

Post by maverick » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:09 am

Still missing.
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Re: Missing Hiker in Sequoia National Park

Post by maverick » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:20 am

Whitney Zone:
There was some info posted on the "California Peaks" FB group. One hiker talked with
the gentleman & his wife when they were all at Horseshoe Meadow a few days previously,
and they told her of their plans. They were doing the PCT (not sure if just a section, or
thru-hiking). Then one female hiker (the one who posted on CA Peaks) spoke with the
gentleman when he was on his way down (solo) from the Whitney summit - he asked her
if she was headed to Guitar & could she pass on a message to his wife that he was moving
more slowly than anticipated, but was ok. The hiker was headed to the Portal, so she was
unable to pass on the message. It seems that she may have been the last person to see
the gentleman.
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Re: Missing Hiker in Sequoia National Park

Post by Shawn » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:09 pm

According to that same FB page, this is an image of the missing hiker taken "a few days ago".
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Re: Missing Hiker in Sequoia National Park

Post by maverick » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:27 pm

Thanks for posting the photo Shawn, much better/clearer than what SEKI is using. :thumbsup:
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Re: Missing Hiker in Sequoia National Park

Post by schmalz » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:19 pm

Sad news for this one. It's been a rough season on Whitney.

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Re: Missing Hiker in Sequoia National Park

Post by maverick » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:39 pm

Sad ending. :(
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Re: Missing Hiker in Sequoia National Park

Post by Shawn » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:31 pm

Oh no....

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Re: Missing Hiker in Sequoia National Park

Post by SEKI Public Affairs » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:06 am

Thank you for the quick cross-posts, maverick and schmalz! Yes, we had a limited number of photos to work with initially and chose the best one available at the time for the flyer.

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