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Little Hardrock

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Re: Sequoia Hiker missing
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 08:06:38 PM »
 thanks maverick!      hope this one has a happy ending...
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Re: Sequoia Hiker missing
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 07:24:45 AM »
At 75 years of age and hiking alone there's some disadvantage right to begin with for him.  I hope it turns out well.
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Re: Sequoia Hiker missing
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 03:08:46 PM »

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Re: Sequoia Hiker missing
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2014, 04:59:04 PM »
Been up Mt. Whitney twice now to complete the JMT.  Took it once from Whitney Portal and another from Lower Crabtree direction.  Sounds like he was taking on too much for one day.  From Lower Crabtree Meadow to Guitar Lake to Mt. Whitney and back Guitar Lake is about 11 miles but also 4,000 + elevation gain, a lot for any age person.  Itís a treacherous trail up and back from Mt. Whitney and there are no shortcuts or cross-country options.  I hope for the best, but he should have been found by now!
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Re: Sequoia Hiker missing
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2014, 05:34:43 PM »
 so sad...


thank you for letting us know maverick. 
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Re: Sequoia Hiker missing
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2014, 04:48:11 AM »
Very sad, I hope to be still out there in my 70's. My thoughts and prayers for his family.

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Re: Sequoia Hiker missing
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 12:17:21 PM »
Very sad indeed.  The mountains are amazing,  but can be tragic too...NEVER hike alone...
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Re: Sequoia Hiker missing
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2014, 01:56:25 PM »
So many of those that have died hiking in the back country the past few years have been hiking alone. Sadly when something happens there is no one around to help you...

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Re: Sequoia Hiker missing
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2014, 09:37:50 AM »
I usually hike alone as none of my friends (the old goats) are able to go.  I am spooked by the "missing hiker" reports we get her so I bought a SPOT and signed up for service before my next hike.  At least you have an emergency contact.  20 Lakes Basin is very popular and I should see some people up that way mid September, don't you think?  lf

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Re: Sequoia Hiker missing
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2014, 12:49:37 PM »
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Re: Sequoia Hiker missing
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2014, 01:43:24 PM »
I would be surprised if you are the only one up there... but since school has started again, it sure wont have the summer crowds......
Hardrock, may his spirit live on in all of us.....