Missing HST Member near Lamarck Col Trail in Bishop, CA

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

Post by bmac96 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:26 am

Eric, what a fantastic idea..thank you so very much.








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

Post by AaronRDavis » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:29 am

In early September this year, I met Alan at Lake Reflection. If I recall, he'd just completed a day of climbing Brewer and traversed over to Longley Pass. Sounded like he was on a great adventure. I really hope he's okay and located soon.

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

Post by bmac96 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:53 am

Thank you Aaron, we all do!

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

Post by bmac96 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:55 am

All,

In addition to the Lamarck Trail, he could have been in North Lake area around Wonder Lake Basin, Mt. Lamarck summit, and Mt. Emmerson.

A press story is being released soon by the Inyo County Sheriff's to increase the reach of audience and chance of finding Alan.

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Re: Missing HST Member near Lamarck Col Trail in Bishop, CA

Post by maverick » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:02 pm

Inyo Co. Sheriff's Dept:
November 7, 2019 – On November 4 (evening), Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received notification of a missing hiker. The reporting party said that Alan Stringer, a 40-year old man from Huntington Beach, had planned on hiking somewhere out of the Bishop area on Sunday but failed to return home on Monday.

Stringer, who was described as an experienced hiker, did not disclose his hiking plans or potential routes. However, he recently purchased and ice ax and crampons, and participated in mountaineering training courses. Stringer was equipped for day-hiking only; he had an InReach device that he hiked with, but it was never activated. After checking trailheads throughout the Bishop area, Sheriff’s Deputies located Stringer’s vehicle at North Lake shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning.

On Tuesday a forensic analysis of Stringer’s cell phone activity revealed only one call very early in the morning from downtown Bishop on Sunday November 3 (before his planned hike). Inyo Search and Rescue used aerial support to fly the areas near and around North Lake.

On Wednesday ground teams searched the areas of Piute Pass, Lamarck Col and Mt. Emerson. Aerial reconnaissance with night-vision capability was used Wednesday night.

Today ground teams will continue to scour the areas near and around North Lake, paying extra attention to Wonder Lake Basin, Lamarck Col, Mt. Lamarck summit, and Mt. Emerson. Aerial support will be used again today (H-40 out of Fresno). Sequoia and Kings National Park is running a joint operation concentrating on the following locations: Darwin Canyon and Darwin Peak.

If anyone from the public has seen Alan Stringer (particularly on Sunday November 3) and can provide us with a more conclusive hiking route please call 760-878-0383 option 4. We do not have a conclusive description of what he was wearing but he could potentially be wearing a bright green “puffer” style jacket or a dark green light-weight jacket. His ice ax is lime green. Stringer is 6’04”, 230 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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Re: Missing HST Member near Lamarck Col Trail in Bishop, CA

Post by maverick » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:45 pm

Inyo NF:
On Nov 7 around 2:30pm Sequoia and Kings National Park located Alan Stringer deceased at the top of the Darwin glacier, near the base of the notch to go up Mount Darwin. Sequoia and Kings will be conducting the investigation and recovery.
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I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org

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Re: Missing HST Member near Lamarck Col Trail in Bishop, CA

Post by austex » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:07 pm

RIP Condolences to family and friends. Lost his life doing what he liked. I was at the TH parking area Monday and didn't see anything amiss; sorry I couldn't offer any info as I saw nobody only parked cars.

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Re: Missing HST Member near Lamarck Col Trail in Bishop, CA

Post by Harlen » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:02 pm

What a sad, sad, tragic event. Condolences to all who loved him. He seems like a wonderful man who died too young.

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Re: Missing HST Member near Lamarck Col Trail in Bishop, CA

Post by c9h13no3 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:07 pm

Ouch :'(
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Re: Missing HST Member near Lamarck Col Trail in Bishop, CA

Post by paula53 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:11 pm

My condolences to his family and friends. I was hoping that he would be found ok. its a sad day for the HST.

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