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Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby FeetFirst » Thu May 19, 2016 11:01 am

maverick wrote: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.
Your help is appreciated! Thank you


April 14, 2014 day scouting trip. I turned around and headed back before reaching the lakes (probably around 6,500'): https://goo.gl/photos/i8iioZYkBFaDLu4n6

***Edit*** Sorry, I posted this before reaching the end of the thread and the GREAT news!
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby zacjust32 » Thu May 19, 2016 11:07 am

That's good news, looking forward to hearing his account.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby TahoeJeff » Thu May 19, 2016 11:08 am

zacjust32 wrote:That's good news


+1
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby maverick » Thu May 19, 2016 11:10 am

That's good news


:nod:

PS Thank you very much for posting that link to your photos of the area FeetFirst. :thumbsup:
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby RaiderFanMan » Thu May 19, 2016 11:38 am

California National Guard is flying Wed and Thurs using Forward Looking Infared technology (FLIR) to assist with the search. CA National Guard is very experienced with SAR missions and has assisted with a number of SAR missions. Let's hope they spot him so the folks on the ground can get to him and his dog.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby RaiderFanMan » Thu May 19, 2016 11:40 am

Good news on finding him and his dog.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby maverick » Thu May 19, 2016 11:41 am

Hi RaiderFanMan,

Read a couple of posts up, they have been found. :)
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby fishwrong » Thu May 19, 2016 12:05 pm

Fantastic news. I don't have the words.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby zacjust32 » Thu May 19, 2016 1:22 pm

PLACER COUNTY, Calif. (KCRA) —A Rocklin hiker and his dog, who were missing for about four days in the Sierra, were found alive and well Thursday in Placer County, the sheriff's office said.

Rocklin hiker, dog found alive in Placer County

The article gets updated as new info comes in. It's changed twice since this morning.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby Hobbes » Thu May 19, 2016 2:21 pm

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That dude looks like he's in great shape. Curious to find out what happened.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby Jimr » Thu May 19, 2016 2:27 pm

And yet another use for duct tape. Good thinking on his part.
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Re: Missing Hiker and Dog near Donner Pass

Postby maverick » Thu May 19, 2016 2:27 pm

KCRA reported:
Cody Michael, 23, and his German Shepherd, Bauer, were spotted in the Cherry Point area by a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, who radioed to ground crews, which led the pair out of where they were stuck.


Cherry Point is 1-2 miles south of Loch Leven Lakes, depending exactly where they were located, will be interesting to hear Cody's account on how they ended up south of the lakes, since the original reports stated that he was going camping along the Loch Leven Trail, and no mention of the Cherry Point Trail.
Really hope they release the entire story, so this can be a learning experience to everyone who goes out backpacking.
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