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Hiker missing in Sequoia & King's Canyon Nat'l Park

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Hiker missing in Sequoia & King's Canyon Nat'l Park
August 19, 2014 08:25PM
excerpts:
A Fremont third-grade teacher described as an experienced hiker failed to return home Sunday from a backpacking trip in the Sierras.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks officials issued a missing person alert Tuesday for Gregory Muck, 46, who lives in Santa Cruz....

...Park officials are asking anyone who may have seen Muck between Aug. 10 and 17 in Kings Canyon National Park to contact park services at 559-565-3118, or 888-677-2746, and to leave a name, contact information and additional details. Muck's backpacking itinerary, according to park officials, was to start from Roads End in Cedar Grove to Gardiner Basin, via Gardiner Pass. After several days, he was due to travel out Gardiner Creek and through Woods Creek, to Roads End in Cedar Grove.


full story: news link



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/19/2014 08:27PM by wherever.
avatar Re: Hiker missing in Sequoia & King's Canyon Nat'l Park
August 20, 2014 06:10AM
Gregory Muck

HEIGHT: 6 ft.
HAIR: Blond
WEIGHT: 160 to 170 lbs.
EYES: Brown
AGE: 46-years-old
RACE: White

INTENDED ITINERARY: Kings Canyon National Park—Traveling from Roads End in Cedar Grove to Gardiner Basin via Gardiner Pass. After several days, out Gardiner Creek to Woods Creek to Roads End in Cedar Grove.

IDENTIFYING FEATURES: Big beard, bright blue shirt, green wool pants, black boots, and blue bandana. Red internal frame pack and blue tarp or possible orange tent. Will have fishing gear.


If you have any information call Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks at 559-565-3118, OR 888-677-2746 with your name, contact info, and additional details.

Re: Hiker missing in Sequoia & King's Canyon Nat'l Park
August 20, 2014 05:37PM
Found dead, alas.
avatar Body Of Missing Hiker Found By Searchers
August 24, 2014 12:08PM
On the afternoon of Wednesday, August 20th, the body of missing hiker Gregory Muck was recovered in the area northwest of Mount Gardiner in Kings Canyon National Park. He is presumed to have fallen in a steep and rocky area at approximately 12,000 feet in elevation.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.

On August 10th, Muck departed on a solo hike from the Roads End area of Kings Canyon National Park. He planned to hike to Gardiner Basin via Gardiner Pass. After several days in the basin, he planned to hike out Gardiner Creek to Woods Creek Trail and return to Roads End in Cedar Grove by August 17th.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks’ SAR staff, supported by searchers from Yosemite SAR, Yosemite’s search dog team (YODOGs), and a helicopter from the California Highway Patrol, began a search for this 46-year-old Santa Cruz, California, man on August 18th after he was reported overdue from a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon. A total of 71 NPS staff and park partners worked on the three-day-long search.
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