August 5, 2019 incident on North side of Forester Pass?

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August 5, 2019 incident on North side of Forester Pass?

Post by ADK Walker » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:58 am

As we were working our way NOBO on the JMT over Forester on August 5 there were three helicopter flights in the area north of the pass that day. Trail rumors were floating around that it was, unfortunately, a recovery mission. Has anyone seen any information on this?








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Re: August 5, 2019 incident on North side of Forester Pass?

Post by lizgreer » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:07 pm

I actually heard that there was, sadly, a death on Forester, on August 4, a person who got off trail and slipped on talus. However since I've been back I've yet to find any confirming information. So not clear it it's rumor or fact.

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Re: August 5, 2019 incident on North side of Forester Pass?

Post by ADK Walker » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:12 pm

The details you shared match the unconfirmed story I heard on the trail. Thanks for chiming in.

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Re: August 5, 2019 incident on North side of Forester Pass?

Post by Pearl » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:35 am

I spoke to the SEKI ranger from Rock Creek on Aug 23rd and asked about it. She confirmed there was a fatality earlier this month on the PCT/JMT north of Forester Pass. According to the ranger it is unknown at this time if it was due to natural causes or from a fall. There was a missing overdue hiker reported on multiple sites around that time but I cannot confirm it was the same guy.

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