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Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby quentinc » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:47 pm

This is Claus again. I apologize for continuing to use Larry's User Id. I just wanted to let you know that Larry did have his iPhone with him on the drive up (he called and left me a message with his itinerary) and I feel fairly certain on the backpack as well. He has used it to take photos on all of his recent trips.

I also want to express my profound gratitude for all that you are doing to help.



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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby maverick » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:58 pm

Shawn wrote: Thanks for doing so much to help Mav. We're all
pulling for the guy.


Would do it for everyone here! He is a friend and one of us, and as a community
we need to be there for one another, in the good times, but especially when things
get tough. These are the times when it really shows what we are really all about!


Hi Claus,

Thank you for chiming in. We have Larry, his family, and you in our prayers
and thoughts. I did confirm the backpack make/model with the investigator, and it is
great to hear that he had his iPhone on him. Let's hope that you will be reunited
with your friend very soon!
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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: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby Jimr » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:03 pm

Ah-men brother
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby schmalz » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:04 pm

Like many others I'm sure, I've been glued to this thread since it first popped up.

I'm sending positive thoughts to the Kings Canyon High Country. From what Mav said about the current weather conditions, I think there is still a good chance for a positive outcome if Larry didn't hurt himself too badly. Hang in there buddy!!!!!!
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby Troutdog 59 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:14 pm

Positive thoughts your way Q!!! Hang in there!!! They'll find you buddy!!!
"Don't accept that what's happening
Is just a case of others' suffering
Or you'll find that you're joining in
The turning away"
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby gary c. » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:34 pm

I just wanted to put some positive energy out there as well. I pray for a safe and speedy return to us.

I don't normally like pointing out SAR efforts like this to my wife but I'm going to make sure she reads this entire thread. If nothing else I'll feel more comfortable knowing she is aware of and has a group like this to talk to should the need ever arise. This is a great community we have here.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby kpeter » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:35 pm

I have no special knowledge or insight to share. But as a solo backpacker exactly the same age as Larry-- I am feeling enormous tension. There but for the grace of God....

It is uplifting to see the people on this forum rallying around our own. I am keeping Larry in my thoughts.
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby cgundersen » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:41 pm

Thanks Eric for the heads up. If it were not for work, I'd be up there trying to help. Larry had done a great loop earlier this summer to the north of Taboose and was so thrilled with the area that he obviously chose to head back. I'm pulling for SAR big time!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Overdue Hiker - Do You Have Any Info?

Postby John Dittli » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:44 pm

Hang tight Q.
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