Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

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Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby lurker » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:50 pm

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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby globreal » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:09 pm

lurker wrote:just saw this, thought I'd share.

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=157462&catid=188


Thanks for posting.

James....I pray you are okay and that you get out the backcountry soon.
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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby catullus » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:12 pm

It says in the article that S&R is requesting help. Anyone know who to contact?
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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby globreal » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:16 pm

catullus wrote:It says in the article that S&R is requesting help. Anyone know who to contact?


Try this....
County Sheriff: Eagle: 970-479-2201
National Forest: White River
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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby Doctor No » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:20 pm

Good luck, James!
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Search for hiker on Holy Cross

Postby winglady » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:40 am

From 9News:

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=157462&catid=188

Instead of mentioning that he isn't carrying a cell phone, I think the article would have been more pertinent to mention if he is carrying a SPOT device, or even a GPS.

I hope this turns out well...
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Re: Search for hiker on Holy Cross

Postby Kapelmuur » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:08 am

Reading that story sends a shiver down my spine as I was up on Holy Cross on the 3rd. Don't think I saw any solo backpackers. The Bermuda Triangle strikes again.

Hope by some miracle he makes it out ok.
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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby whoopi_cat » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:51 am

I could live without that channel's spooky "lost hiker" graphic. We need a big dose of Edward R. Murrow: "Keep it brief and get your facts straight."

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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby sclarson » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:28 am

Wow...I pray he's ok. Holy Cross was my first 14er and my father's as well, and we had to call in S&R to get my father out of there. I really hope he makes it out ok...
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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby schrund » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:58 am

This report mentions he does have a GPS, and gives a photo of him: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16309687
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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby traderaaron » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:01 am

Sounds like he was doing the Cross Creek/Fall Creek Loop and may or may not have been attempting Mt. of the Holy Cross.
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Re: Search for hiker on Holy Cross

Postby coloradokevin » Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:17 am

Kapelmuur wrote:Reading that story sends a shiver down my spine as I was up on Holy Cross on the 3rd. Don't think I saw any solo backpackers. The Bermuda Triangle strikes again.


I was thinking the same thing about Holy Cross. Seems like a LOT of folks have gone missing up there over the years. It's a little bit creepy when you think about it.

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