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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby BrianF » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:29 pm

As long as the discussion is on Split, as Kathy W pointed out earlier, there is a small chance he might have bailed out down the class 2-3 ridge to the Red Lake drainage. I wonder if they have looked there at all?
I don't know how much snow was still on the ground on north aspects from the previous storm, but I imagine the north slope route on Split was still pretty dusted. I don't know if that would have discouraged Larry or not but it certainly would have made it more treacherous, The only signifacant injury (sprained ankle) I ever had in the mountains was a result of slipping on a snow dusted talus slope.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby maverick » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:06 pm

DP Hiker were going up this coming week, PM me. Thanks
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby rlown » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:07 pm

I don't know if Claus is still checking in.. Did Larry have any prelim maps sitting around all marked up? I think we've talked about Split. what about Pinchot Pass area?

Still like to see the SEKI map marked up with where they searched.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby schmalz » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:26 pm

Based on all the info in this thread, I really hope the Muro Blanco is being searched. That seems like a very likely spot.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby lostcoyote » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:43 pm

maverick wrote:DP Hiker were going up this coming week, PM me. Thanks


watch out for weather on wed/thurs
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby lostcoyote » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:46 pm

SEKI Public Affairs wrote:On the subject of the map posted by Lost Coyote, these areas have been considered/covered.


okay, thanks.

i remember seeing that an air search was made down muro blanco on wed. that may have been before larry could have made it down there as an out (had he decided to go out that way)

has a foot search been made down there? (all the way to paradise from bench) or a second air search?
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby freestone » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:00 pm

Russ wrote:
I think we've talked about Split. what about Pinchot Pass area?


This is the area he mentioned to me, never a word about Split. He only had 4 days. I think his primary target was the Pinchot pass area. There is another large nameless lake to the east of Mt. Pinchot. That's the kind of stuff Larry likes. Certainly not easily reached from the northern side of Pinchot pass, but doable?
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby maverick » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:20 pm

Freestone wrote:
I think his primary target was the Pinchot pass area. There is another large nameless
lake to the east of Mt. Pinchot. That's the kind of stuff Larry likes. Certainly not easily
reached from the northern side of Pinchot pass, but doable.


Had brought that lake as the lakes east of Marjorie to SAR attention back on Thur.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby rlown » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:23 pm

So this area:

Pinchot area.JPG


Feel free to grab and modify what you might do on the map. I'd put him the first day at 11483 if it was me. Assuming Lake Marjorie has been searched. If one doesn't fish, not sure why one would drop to 12139.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby lostcoyote » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:31 pm

freestone wrote:There is another large nameless lake to the east of Mt. Pinchot. That's the kind of stuff Larry likes. Certainly not easily reached from the northern side of Pinchot pass, but doable?


that would be this one... but as maverick stated, it was already brought up as a place to look.

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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby freestone » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:46 pm

Okay. Given the pace I saw Larry doing-moderately slow, pack weight estimated at 30-35 pounds, the time of day I saw him-about 10:15AM, and the way point I saw him-about 1.5 miles from the trail head. I doubt that he was over the crest on the first night. He did not seem to be in a rush. I estimate his first night about 3 miles below the pass. Does Larry like to do a loop?
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby John Dittli » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:11 pm

I'm certainly in no way second guessing the SAR folks: but I'm not sure I'd exclude the Arrow/Window/White Fork area. It's an attractive area from Taboose, and a relatively moderate 4 day loop back thru Pinchot.
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