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Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby maverick » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:00 am

Fellow Members,

I need any photo you can supply on Split, below Split, Upper Basin, Middle and Lower
Muro Blanco, and lakes skirting Pinchot Pass area.
Not close ups but landscapes for recon purposes (photo that show terrain and possible
routes) I have photo's of some of the areas but did not have a camera while visiting
some of these places back 25-30 years ago or the slides were destroyed. Some people
just visualize better with a photo of an area, not everyone can see the land/terrain
by using a topo alone like some of us here.
Please upload to wildernessapertures@gmail.com Thank you for your help.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby windknot » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:25 am

Mav,

Email sent.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby calipidder » Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:45 am

Sending email with split and upper basin pics from our route last summer.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby maverick » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:15 am

Thank you to those of you who have responded so far! Very helpful!
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby DAVELA » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:36 am

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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:40 am

Don't forget that you can get right down and pan around in the whole area with GOOGLE EARTH. And there are many pictures there too.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:49 am

Since I have a collection of photos of those areas I would just sort through these two sets for any photo that may be useful:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roguephoto ... 437534808/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/roguephoto ... 809489890/
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby orbitor » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:08 am

DAVELA wrote:LA TIMES:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2 ... evada.html


HANG TOUGH LARRY :nod:


The article mentions that another hiker, Matthew Hansen, is missing on the western side of the Sierras. The search is going on near Shaver Lake. Does anyone have more details about this?
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby Mike M. » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:18 am

I'm a friend of Larry's and scanned through his facebook albums. I found this picture from his album "SouthernSierraSnowStorm". May 15, 2011. His comment was "The view from outside my tent this morning". I know its been over a year ago and that he could have used a different tent this time or replaced that one since then. Has the tent with the yellow rainfly on the SEKI post been verified? I have also backpacked with Larry a few times in the past. As DP Hiker mentioned, Larry stuck with us on the main trail between base camps and then typically set off on his own to explore the surrounding area. Sometimes he would show up a little late from his day hike exploration, but I never worried about him because he is such an experienced hiker. I remember him sharing one blog story of a hairy situation he got into on one of his solo hikes, but he got through it. Larry is a survivor. I'm still rooting for him.


If I read this right, that's actually a photo from Larry's tent, not of his tent. Is that right?

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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby Bluewater » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:26 am

I just emailed pxts from last summer of Upper Basin from the top of Mather Pass, Upper Basin from the plateau near the Bench Lake jct. and the lakes on either side of Pinchot Pass from the top of the pass. I hope this helps.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby jessegooddog » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:54 am

Hello Claus,

I have only known the gut wrenching feeling of a pet gone missing so I cannot possibly feel your fears right now. I hope that you and your little son find some comfort knowing how many of us who are strangers, knowing Larry only through his postings, are thinking of little else other than his safe return. Please know that you and Larry are in our thoughts and prayers all day long.

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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby glykon » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:17 pm

This is Claus. I registered as a new user to avoid posting under Larry's Id. I apologize for not responding sooner to the post about maps. I have not known Larry to mark up maps or leave any notes about trip plans. I could not find any documents on his PC about this trip or any written notes or any comments, inserts or dog ears in any of his hiking books. SAR went over this with me early on.

I am new to this and tried submitting this post earlier but it did not seem to arrive, so this may be a duplicate.
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