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Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby Leigh » Sat May 26, 2012 8:01 pm


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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby catlyoung » Sat May 26, 2012 8:44 pm

To all 14ers. I just received word this evening that the campsite of my son, James has been found. Search and Rescue is 100% sure it is his campsite from the description of the tent, backpack and clothing that was found. Few remains have been found of him. I don't know too many of the details and there will need to be DNA testing done for a positive ID. It is with a heavy heavy heart that I write this but at least there can be some closure in our lifes. God walk with all of you and keep you save in all your climbing trips.
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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby dnye » Sat May 26, 2012 8:51 pm

My heart is with you.

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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby lizs » Sat May 26, 2012 9:11 pm

Thoughts are with you Cathy.

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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby somethingrandom » Sat May 26, 2012 9:25 pm

It is with a heavy heart we await news.

James has become the object of prayers of many here, whom none of us were fortunate enough to have known him.

Once again, my thoughts and prayers are with you, James, and your family.
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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby IHikeLikeAGirl » Sat May 26, 2012 9:29 pm

My deepest sympathies to you, Cathy, and your family. May he rest in peace.
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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby shaunster_co » Sat May 26, 2012 10:26 pm

Condolences Cathy, Christy, and friends of James. I hope closure can finally find it's way.

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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby susanjoypaul » Sun May 27, 2012 3:57 am

I cannot imagine the grief of losing a son. I have two of my own and they are everything to me! Please know that there are a lot of people sharing in your sorrow with this news, Cathy, and our hearts are breaking too. I hope we can all go out into the world a little kinder this morning, knowing that the lives we touch may be those of a mother, a sister, or a friend of a loved one whose life on this earth was all too brief. I'll keep James in my thoughts out there today.

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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby 14erFred » Sun May 27, 2012 6:27 am

Rest in peace, James...now and always.
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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby gsliva » Sun May 27, 2012 6:34 am

Beautiful stunning place that he was found. RIP and many prayers and thoughts for you Cathy.

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Re: Lost Hiker on Mt Holy Cross

Postby MtnHub » Sun May 27, 2012 9:26 am

My sincere condolences to you and your family! Losing a loved one to a premature death is difficult and painful in it's own right; not knowing the circumstances would extend that pain so much more! Am so glad you finally know where James was and more about the circumstances of his death.

If I had to choose my place to die, Holy Cross Wilderness could easily be it. It is truly a "holy" place! RIP James!


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