Please help distribute info about a missing hiker-Sequoia NP

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Please help distribute info about a missing hiker-Sequoia NP

Post by SEKI Public Affairs » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:47 am

Please help distribute the attached flyer about a missing hiker in the Mineral King area of Sequoia National Park.

This flyer has been posted on Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks' website at http://www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/newsreleases.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. Future updates will be posted at this web address.

Thank you!

Note: Due to limited staffing, responses to this thread will only be monitored occasionally, so please use the phone number on the flyer if you have any information about the missing hiker. If you have general questions, call the Public Affairs phone number listed below.

Dana Dierkes
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
559-565-3131
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Re: Please help distribute info about a missing hiker-Sequoia NP

Post by maverick » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:25 pm

Hi Dana,

Not much info on the flyer, can you include the dates she started and when she
planned on exiting from the area. Was she planning to use the trails for her entire
trip? Which lakes did she plan on staying at first, you indicate Sawtooth Pass Trail
but then started off with your list of lakes with Franklin Lakes? Did she plan to climb
any peaks while out? Thanks for any additional info you can supply which may be
helpful in finding Johnnie.
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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Re: Please help distribute info about a missing hiker-Sequoia NP

Post by maverick » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:08 pm

She was day hiking out of Mineral King. Has visited MK before and has extensive
experience hiking in the Sierra. Dates are unknown since there is no wilderness
permits for day hiking, so SEKI has no info which lake was visited first or what
her itinerary was going to be. No info on peak bagging. They were not sure whether
her car was found at the campground she was staying or at the trailhead parking,
hopefully they will be able to supply us this info later on.
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Post by SEKI Public Affairs » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:23 pm

Here is the latest update about missing hiker Johnnie Jean Daniel in Sequoia National Park.

Public Affairs Office
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Post by SEKI Public Affairs » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:35 pm

Update on missing hiker Johnnie Jean Daniel.
http://www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/upload ... t-SEKI.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Please help distribute info about a missing hiker-Sequoia NP

Post by Shawn » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:47 pm

Condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

Also passing along thoughts to the the SAR teams for their hard work and difficult job.

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Post by SweetSierra » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:26 am

Echoing Shawn's thoughts. A sad outcome for the family. My thoughts go out to them and to the many people involved in the search.

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Post by lostcoyote » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:18 pm

sorry to hear of another trajedy.
my heart goes out to her family & friends.

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Post by LMBSGV » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:18 pm

Personally, this has been another difficult story to follow. She was from Marin and from the photo in the flyer, I thought I recognize this woman. I've run across her on trails in Point Reyes and Mount Tamalpais. It would just be in passing and so it was only a simple smile and hello, and on one occasion a brief conversation. She was a fellow kindred spirit. I hope her spirit resides in the places she loved.
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