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Another Missing PCT Hiker Alert (Kerrick Canyon)

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Another Missing PCT Hiker Alert (Kerrick Canyon)
July 29, 2017 10:32PM
*** MISSING PCT HIKER ***

HJ

*** Info as of Saturday, July 29th ***

Trail Name: Tree Wang

Legal Name: Chaocui Wang

Home: China

Search Area: Tuolumne Meadows to Sonora Pass. She is a NOBO Hiker.

Yosemite National Park have an official Missing Person. Search and Rescue is in progress. Tree was last seen on July 17 at mile 977. Map of PCT from Tuolumne to Sonora Pass with PCT mile markings: https://caltopo.com/m/8873 Kennedy Meadow North (near Sonora Pass, not the Kennedy Meadows near Olancha and US 395) has her resuply box. Tree sent it under her legal name Chaocui Wang. Her pickup date was 7/18. She is OVER-DUE. Contact has been made with Chaocui Wang's family in China.

Tree utilizes WhatsApp and has not turned it on since July 15, 2017. Please Note ~ She no longer has yellow sleeping mat, but the backpack is the same.

If anyone has any information, sightings or knowledge ... PLEASE reach out to: Yosemite Dispatch 24/7 at 209-379-1992.


https://www.reddit.com/r/PacificCrestTrail/comments/6qflka/tree_wang_is_missing_on_the_pct_near_mile_977/
avatar Re: Another Missing PCT Hiker Alert (Kerrick Canyon)
July 30, 2017 01:24PM
Sad news. Tree's body was recovered from a stream inside Yosemite.



Old Dude
avatar Re: Another Missing PCT Hiker Alert (Kerrick Canyon)
August 01, 2017 05:29PM
Pacific Crest Trail Association blog post mourning the deaths of Ms. Wang, and Rika Morita, whose body was recently found in the South Fork Kings.
avatar Re: Another Missing PCT Hiker Alert (Kerrick Canyon)
August 01, 2017 11:20PM
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ttilley
Pacific Crest Trail Association blog post mourning the deaths of Ms. Wang, and Rika Morita, whose body was recently found in the South Fork Kings.

Reading that blog post, it appears that Ms. Wang got swept away trying to cross Rancheria Creek in Kerrick Canyon on the PCT trail. This appears to be the same spot where Anya and Marcus aka "Shade" almost lost their lives (in separate incidents) earlier this year trying to cross Rancheria Creek along the PCT trail.

Here's Anya's account of her ordeal: https://www.facebook.com/anya.ivanova.12/posts/10154721613198105 .



Leave No Trace
Re: Another Missing PCT Hiker Alert (Kerrick Canyon)
June 20, 2018 10:02PM
Hearsay as to what might have happened last year (2017) prior to that tragic accident:

http://www.trailjournals.com/journal/entry/573993



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/20/2018 10:09PM by KenS.
Re: Another Missing PCT Hiker Alert (Kerrick Canyon)
June 20, 2018 10:46PM
Thank you for sharing. I'm always interested in "PCT stuff".

In this case frankly I don't know what to make out of it. Need to read it again after work later today.
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