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Possible missing hiker in Sierra
December 02, 2008 12:56PM
I know this is not in Yosemite but it is nearby. A hiker last week discovered a campsite with food and gear in the Sequoia NP backcountry. It was still there yesterday and there is a search underway for a possible missing hiker. The campsite was found near Twin Lakes above Lodgepole.

http://www.nps.gov/seki/parknews/newsreleases.htm

George Durkee backcountry ranger has put a post on the Whitney Portal Store message board with more detailed information.

Anyone with information can call dispactch at 559-565-3341.

avatar Re: Possible missing hiker in Sierra
December 02, 2008 02:59PM
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks News Release
December 1, 2008
For Immediate Release
Alexandra Picavet 1-559-565-3131

Sequoia National Park Requests Public Assistance in Search Effort

Sequoia National Park is asking for assistance from the public in obtaining information about an abandoned campsite near Twin Lakes in Sequoia National Park. The campsite seems to have much of the gear and food supplies still in it. No identification from the person who set up the camp has been found.

The park received a report yesterday from two hikers who noticed the campsite had not been occupied in more than 24 hours. This report follows a sketchy report from a hiker approximately a week ago, but he did not have much information for rangers to go on. At this time there are no unresolved reports of overdue hikers, no abandoned vehicles, and no Wilderness Permits that are associated with this situation.

A hasty search by two rangers and a helicopter located the abandoned camp but did not find an associated person. The investigation is ongoing. The National Park Service is currently asking for any person who was in the Twin Lakes area including hiking between Lodgepole and Silliman Pass since October 31, 2008 to contact rangers with any information that will aid in this investigation. “We are looking for information about when this camp was setup, so even if someone did not see the camp, that would provide information to our investigation,” Incident Commander Kyle Nelson said.

The parks dispatch office can be reached at 1-559-565-3341 extension 0, 24 hours a day.

Media representatives should call 1-559-679-2866 (cell) or email Alexandra_Picavet@nps.gov for information.

NPS

avatar Re: Possible missing hiker in Sierra
December 05, 2008 09:33AM
Any more news or does this one remain a mystery?

Jim

avatar Re: Possible missing hiker in Sierra
December 05, 2008 09:24PM
tomdisco wrote:

> Any more news or does this one remain a mystery?

I haven't been able to find anything.

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