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NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby beezer11 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:56 pm

According to the family updates the search continued today with dogs but I have not heard anything else. Please let us know what you find out! We are all hoping he is found and can return to his family!

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby bethtrombone » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:34 pm

Mark is my friend's brother-in-law. This is a link to his wife Michelle's Facebook page, on which she has posted more pictures of Mark that are recent.

https://www.facebook.com/sticemichelle
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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby geojed » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:51 pm

Alpine Rescue Team wrote:I just got off the phone (17:00) with the SAR Team and they have not suspended the search and will continue searching this week

The search for Mark is still ongoing according to Woody. [-o<

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby cindyh » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:22 pm

The search for Mark Stice has not yet been suspended; but it has been scaled back. There have been teams in the field for five straight days, as of today; with a monumental effort =D> given this past Tuesday. Sunday's snow continues to melt, though conditions are still considered dangerous.

A cold front is moving through the area tonight and tomorrow - with very high winds - but we are cautiously optimistic that precipitation will be light and that weather for this weekend could be the best that we've yet to see.

There is a tentative plan for resources to head over BHP on Saturday, to take another / a closer look in that area. None of the five peaks in the Crestone Group have been eliminated entirely from the search area, as Mark left no itinerary and few clues.
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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby beezer11 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:03 pm

Any news about Mark Stice after the search today?

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby Doug Shaw » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:26 pm

Doesn't sound like it. The news is reporting that the search has been suspended.

http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/357543/346/Team-suspends-search-for-missing-hiker

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby geojed » Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:28 am

Truly heart breaking :cry: ...especially hits close to home because I have two boys the same age and a girl on the way....
Mark Stice is a family man with two young daughters.

“How do you explain to a 3- and a 5-year-old where daddy is? It’s not an easy thing,”

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/09/29/mother-of-missing-hiker-from-arvada-losing-optimism/
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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby thericks » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:12 am

This hits home. He is my boyfriends boss. Praying for him and his family. They've suspended the search, they did find his campsite but have not found him.

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby thericks » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:15 am

http://m.gazette.com/search-for-missing-hiker-near-westcliffe-suspended/article/1506973

The search has been called off. This is my boyfriends boss, he said they did find his camping spot but they have not found Mark.

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby Hungry Jack » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:51 am

Two young kids.

This sucks.
I need more dehydrogenase.

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby Cookiehiker » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:26 am

My heart goes out to his loved ones...still hoping for a miracle though until there is a conclusion to his whereabouts.

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Re: NEED YOUR HELP - Missing hiker in the Crestones

Postby mtgirl » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:32 am

The picture of his two little girls truly breaks my heart. Still trying to remain positive and hoping for the best. My thoughts are with his family - the unknown is agonizing. :cry:
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