Missing Person Alert SEKI 7/23 (Resolved)

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Missing Person Alert SEKI 7/23 (Resolved)

Post by maverick » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:58 am

This is an going investigation, as information is forwarded to me, I will update asap.

Hermann Vitt is a 70 year old German, PCT hiker, starting from the border 5/21/18.
5'9" 150 lbs, green eyes, brown hair, wears glasses.

According to his family, Herman left Bishop 7/6 after resupplying, and planned to be in Red's Meadow by 7/11. He was at Kennedy Meadows on 6/26.

If you have seen Herman Vitt, or talked to him, anywhere along the PCT trail, please contact: Madera County Sheriff's Dept at 559-675-7770 (Case #2018-3348) or SEKI at 559-565-4334

Photo's of Herman and his gear below:
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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 Person Alert SEKI 7/23

Post by maverick » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:09 pm

Mr. Vitt has been located, heading north, he is around Burney. :thumbsup:

Update: Carson Pass, not Burney.
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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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