Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby colokeith » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:01 pm

Damn I hate sad endings to these things! RIP Joe... I hope you and your family are able to find peace with this!
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby Johnson » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:03 pm

I have been following this thread with interest and prayers. I grieve for your loss.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby Hungry Jack » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:06 pm

Damn. I was watching the drama unfold here and hoping for the best. Like you, I really want to know what the heck happened, as I have hiked Grays and Torreys multiple times. I am sure we will know soon enough.

RIP Joe. God bless you and your family.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby peter303 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:06 pm

If it was a hiking accident then the cause may instruct other people to avoid it.
If it was something else, no need to mention it.
My condolences.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby groomden » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:09 pm

i think that until a credible news source reports Joe N as deceased, I wouldn't give up hope just yet. the 'deceased' post has been removed and was posted by an 'other' friend. so who knows? I hope that there will be some clarification soon.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby RyanSchilling » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:23 pm

His brother has a post on the FB page that seems very credible. Very sad to hear. RIP.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby fairybella75 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:37 pm

So sorry to hear about Joe. Prayers go out to his wife, friends and family.
I am very saddened by this news and I wish comfort, love and support to the
family and friends in their time of need. Much love.....
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:48 pm

Sorry to hear this outcome. May he rest in peace....
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby 14erFred » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:32 pm

May Joe rest in peace.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby bpko » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:34 pm

That's terrible. RIP Joe. My best wishes to the family.

Wrenching reminder to all of us how fragile we are.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby KizH » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:08 pm

Like DJKest, ColoKeith, and Johnson I've been following this thread and hoping
for good news... Joe's family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Re: Missing Hiker - Last seen Saturday

Postby ColoradoGuy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:36 pm

Damn. I hate reading news like this. :(

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