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Re: Missing Hiker - Loch Leven Lakes - Placer County

Postby Vaca Russ » Wed May 18, 2016 10:22 am

Fishwrong,

Yes, I have been following this story. I hope he is found soon. He should be in good condition.

This thread should be moved. I will ask Maverick to move it to a place more appropriate than the fishing hole.

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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby maverick » Wed May 18, 2016 10:54 am

Hi Fishwrong,

Hope your friends son is found soon. Have posted this on several outdoor forums, please keep us updated.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby fishwrong » Wed May 18, 2016 12:58 pm

Thank you to all. I wasn't sure where to post it, so I put it in the places I look most often, and didn't see this thread previously. It's good to know folks were already aware of it. Thank you for spreading the word.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby schmalz » Wed May 18, 2016 2:45 pm

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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby fishwrong » Wed May 18, 2016 3:53 pm

Thank you for the facebook update with video of his last location.

I haven't hiked this area, but am trying to get a reference. Video was Monday morning and the shadow off the pot make me think his orientation was sitting and facing east / southeast. The background looks like the terrain is higher in the facing direction and may fall off downhill to the north and the south. I'm guessing about that, so if someone else knows better, please chime in. If anyone is familiar with the area and recognizes the location, please let Placer County know.

Thank you.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby maverick » Wed May 18, 2016 5:03 pm

I haven't hiked this area, but am trying to get a reference. Video was Monday morning and the shadow off the pot make me think his orientation was sitting and facing east / southeast. The background looks like the terrain is higher in the facing direction and may fall off downhill to the north and the south. I'm guessing about that, so if someone else knows better, please chime in. If anyone is familiar with the area and recognizes the location, please let Placer County know.


Have not been there in ages, but even if I had, this video clip just doesn't give much info. Agree that the shadows off the stove and the tree, at .28, are due northwest, and there seems to be water movement in the background at .29, which could be more telling if the video clip had more detail, it could have been taken near an inlet/outlet creek of one of the Loch Leven Lakes.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby maverick » Wed May 18, 2016 5:18 pm

If anyone has any pictures/videos taken during early season of the Loch Leven Lakes area, they could be very useful in narrowing down the possible location this video clip may have been taken.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby Brien » Wed May 18, 2016 5:53 pm

I know it's a long shot, but here's a 360 panorama I shot on my last trip in 2014.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY8-CnPkZhM
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby maverick » Wed May 18, 2016 5:56 pm

I know it's a long shot, but here's a 360 panorama I shot on my last trip in 2014.


Anything could help, thank you. One of the moderators on the Rock Creek message board lives in the area, she was planning to go to the area this weekend, maybe she will have something to post later on. :thumbsup:
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby fishwrong » Wed May 18, 2016 6:47 pm

Thank you for the panorama video. Looks like it could be close to the same location. I didn't notice flowing water in the video, but sounds like it in the audio. Could be the stove, not sure.

Please send the panorama to Placer County, and it may be of help.

Thank you.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby maverick » Wed May 18, 2016 6:58 pm

I didn't notice flowing water in the video, but sounds like it in the audio. Could be the stove, not sure.


Expand the view and concentrate on the water water section only at .29, there is a very slight movement in it.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby Brien » Thu May 19, 2016 10:37 am

Cody has been found with his dog alive.

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