Missing HST Member near Lamarck Col Trail in Bishop, CA

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Missing HST Member near Lamarck Col Trail in Bishop, CA

Post by bmac96 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:41 am

I posted this on the SAR thread but figured I would crosspost anyway as it can't hurt...

Alan Stringer, 40 years old and 6'4", left out of North Lake Trailhead early morning Sunday November 3 and was supposed to return the evening of Sunday November 3 to hike and mountaineer around Mt Darwin. We have had a full search and rescue team out since yesterday morning and still today. I've attached a picture of him below. If you recognize him or have any information please reach out to me 972-741-4632.

He was active on this forum with a usertag of "stringbop"

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He may have been near the Lamarck Col Trail.

In the pictures below, I would expect him to be wearing that blue down jacket, and he may have had that particular pack and tent with him as well.
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Re: Missing Hiker near Mt. Darwin in Bishop, CA

Post by maverick » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:00 pm

Will leave this thread open since this involves a HST member, the one in the "Missing Persons Alerts/SAR Updates" has been locked.
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Re: Missing Hiker near Mt. Darwin in Bishop, CA

Post by maverick » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:17 pm

Alan was last on HST 11/1, here are his post: http://www.highsierratopix.com/communit ... 9&sr=posts
If you talked or PM-ed Alan about his upcoming Mt. Darwin trip, please contact Inyo Sheriff's Dept: 760-873-7887.
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Re: Missing Hiker near Mt. Darwin in Bishop, CA

Post by bmac96 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:33 pm

Maverick,

I hope this works, thank you so much for your help.

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Re: Missing Hiker near Mt. Darwin in Bishop, CA

Post by Bishop_Bob » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:40 pm

Is the picture of him from the trip in which he went missing? i.e., are those the clothes he's expected to be wearing?

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Re: Missing Hiker near Mt. Darwin in Bishop, CA

Post by maverick » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:49 pm

After talking to bmac, Darwin was not his goal, not enough climbing experience, and it doesn't make sense with Alan parking at North Lake, possibly Mt.Lamarck, Lamarck Col, or Mt. Emerson, which has a class 3 route starting from Piute Pass.
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Re: Missing Hiker near Lamark Cole Trail in Bishop, CA

Post by bmac96 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:57 pm

Please see the photos of Alan's gear ABOVE.

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Re: Missing Hiker near Lamark Cole Trail in Bishop, CA

Post by davidsheridan » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:21 pm

I pray for Alan to be found safe. Our thoughts are with you, let you be found and return to explore another day.

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Re: Missing Hiker near Lamark Cole Trail in Bishop, CA

Post by bmac96 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:39 am

Thank you for your kind words, David, it means a lot.

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Re: Missing Hiker near Lamark Cole Trail in Bishop, CA

Post by ERIC » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:23 am

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